Emanu-El film fest to feature ‘Shared Legacies’

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PROVIDENCE – The new Temple Emanu-El Providence Jewish Film Festival will show its second film, “Shared Legacies,” about the bond that grew between Blacks and Jews during the civil rights movement, beginning Jan. 28.

“Shared Legacies” revisits the turbulent 1960s, when Blacks and Jews marched together, went to jail together, and died together.  The film can be viewed beginning on Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., until Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., through the Eventive website. You will be able to pause the film and continue watching again at your convenience. In addition, paid ticket-holders will have access, on Emanu-El’s Eventive site, to a Zoom Q-and-A session.

On Feb. 18-21, at 7 p.m., the festival will present the powerful film  “Crescendo,” about a famous conductor who tries to form an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra. The event will include a Q-and-A.

 Dates and details for other festival movies, including “The Keeper,” “Holy Silence,” “Syndrome K,” and a surprise movie, will be listed in Jewish Rhode Island, as well as in the Temple Emanu-El bulletin, Kol HaShabbat, as soon as they are available.

Prior to the pandemic, Arts Emanu-El provided a dessert buffet during its events. This year, recipes will be offered instead, so viewers can prepare snacks ahead of time to enjoy during the screening.

For prices and tickets to a single movie, go to: https://watch.eventive.org/teprov.  To purchase a seven-movie bundle, go to https://teprov.eventive.org/passes/buy/bundle.   

For questions, call Temple Emanu-El, at 401-331-1616, or email Pamela Hanzel at pamhanzel@cox.net. If you want to receive recipes, e-mail pamhanzel@cox.net or jshushansky@gmail.com. 

PAMELA HANZEL is the chair of Arts Emanu-El at Temple Emanu-El.