8th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ - Kaddish for a Friend

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Kaddish For A Friend
Thursday, November 15 ∙ 7:30 PM ∙ AMC Loews Mountainside 10 Theatre

Director: Leo Khasin Country: Germany Running
Time: 94 minutes Language: Arabic, German, Russian with English subtitles Appropriate for ages 12+
Also showing: A Good Deed Running Time: 5 minutes Director: Avi Youabian

A Russian Jewish World War II veteran and Palestinian teen form an unlikely friendship in this tragicomic film. Growing up in a Lebanese refugee camp, 14-year-old Ali learned to hate Jews before escaping with his family and relocating to public housing in Berlin’s Kreuzberg
quarter. He tries to gain acceptance among his Arab peers by targeting an elderly Russian Jew, Alexander, vandalizing the old man’s apartment and defacing the walls
with anti-Semitic graffiti. Threatened with deportation, the teen is forced to apologize, sparking a feisty relationship with Alexander which evolves from mutual distrust to
co-dependence. Based on actual events and embodying the spirit of building bridges of understanding,
Kaddish for a Friend unfolds with gritty realism and a light touch.
Winner - Audience Award - Boston and Washington, DC Jewish Film Festivals


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