A Heartbeat Away (Documentary) The 29th Annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

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Date(s) - Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Gordon Center For Performing Arts


Maryland premiere
Israel, 2015, Directors: Tal Barda & Noam Pinchas
Thursday, April 6, 7:30 pm
Hebrew/ English/Swahili with subtitles, 55 min.
Tickets $13 in advance; $15 at the door; $5 for students (at the door only, as available)

Dr. Akiva Tamir, Israeli pediatric cardiologist, and his team travel to Tanzania to examine hundreds of children, of whom only a handful can receive the life-saving treatment. When six year old Julius arrives at the clinic in critical condition, Dr. Tamir must decide whether to operate on the child, who has very little chance of surviving. This is a riveting portrayal of desperate families and the doctors who make life and death decisions.

Special guest: Rabbi David Litwack, Executive Director of Save a Child’s Heart

Short: Joe’s Violin (Documentary)
Maryland premiere
U.S., 2016, Director: Kahane Cooperman
English, 24 min.

When 91-year old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold heard that his favorite radio station was collecting instruments for New York City school kids, he decided it was time to let go of the violin he had loved for 70 years. Joe’s instrument found its way to a young musician in the nation’s poorest congressional district. This act of generosity illuminates how a simple act of giving can make a profound impact on another life, as well as on one’s own.

All tickets are general admission. Films frequently sell out; advance purchase is recommended.

1. Order online at gordoncenter.com/filmfestival
2. Mail or fax order form: JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills MD 21117 410.356.7605 Attn: Marilyn Zvili
3. Stop by the cashier’s window at either J location.

Please contact Alyson Bonavoglia at abonavoglia@jcc.org or 410-559-2375