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Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF)

(215) 545-4400||http://pjff.org/

April 2019

The Tobacconist | Pre-Film Friendraiser Dinner

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FRIEDA for generations, 320 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 United States
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Join GPJFF for food & conversation at FRIEDA for generations (320 Walnut Street), a unique community venue where people of all ages and backgrounds can eat, drink, share, learn, and create. We will be dining family-style which means everyone will have the opportunity to share and sample an assortment of delicious dishes and sides. We’ll cap off the night with a toast, a cup of coffee or tea, and rugulah for dessert. This event will take place before The Tobacconist…

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The Tobacconist | Lindy CineMondays 2019

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Landmark’s Ritz Movie Theatres Philadelphia, 125 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 United States
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Based on the best-selling novel by Robert Seethaler, THE TOBACCONIST follows a young man’s sexual and spiritual awakening amidst escalating violence and anti-Semitism on the eve of Hitler’s takeover of Vienna. Envisioning a better life for her child, Franz’s mother sends her son to Vienna to apprentice in an old friend’s smoke shop. Under the tutelage of Otto (Johannes Krisch), a disabled war vet whose reputation for selling goods to communists and Jews has made him more than a few…

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THE TOBACCONIST | GPJFF Lindy CineMondays Screening

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ritz East, 125 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 United States
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$7 – $15

Based on the best-selling novel by Robert Seethaler, THE TOBACCONIST follows a young man’s sexual and spiritual awakening amidst escalating violence and anti-Semitism on the eve of Hitler’s takeover of Vienna. THE TOBACCONIST is one of six films that will screen in Lindy CineMondays 2019. March 25 - May 6 (excluding the week of Pesach)

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May 2019

Tel Aviv on Fire | Lindy CineMondays 2019 Closing Night Film

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Philadelphia Theatre Company, 480 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States
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*This screening will take place at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Salam (Kais Nashif), a middle-aged slacker with not much to show for his life, scores a gig as a production assistant on the hit Palestinian soap, Tel Aviv on Fire. When an off-hand remark about a linguistic error in an actress’ lines gets him in hot water with the show’s head writer on his first day, he’s convinced his gig is up. Much to his good fortune, his thoughtful attention…

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TEL AVIV ON FIRE | GPJFF Lindy CineMondays Closing Night Film

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S Broad St
Philadelphia, 19146
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$25

Salam (Kais Nashif), a middle-aged slacker with not much to show for his life, scores a gig as a production assistant on the hit Palestinian soap, Tel Aviv on Fire. On his way home from the studio in Ramallah, he is stopped at a check point by border control where he claims to hold a seat in the writer’s room for Tel Aviv on Fire. When the security officer, Assi (Yaniv Biton), learns that Salam writes for his wife’s favorite…

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