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YOUNGSTOWN Jewish film festival in September will feature 3 documentaries

Published: Tue, September 5, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.

This year's festival will also feature a film competition.

YOUNGSTOWN -- The fourth annual Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival will be Sept. 11-17 with screenings at various locations.

This year's festival features three documentaries -- "The Ritchie Boys," "The Protocols of Zion," and "Paper Clips" and one Israeli feature film, "Ushpizin," during the Jewish Cultural Week.

The festival opens with "The Richie Boys" at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Austintown Cinema. The festival continues at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 with "The Protocols of Zion" at Beeghly Education Building on YSU's campus, followed by a panel discussion led by Bonnie Deutsch Burdman.

A double feature will be Sept. 17 with "Paper Clips" at 1 p.m. and "Ushpizin" at 4 p.m., which will conclude the festival.

The Judaic Holocaust Program Committee at Youngstown State University's history department and the members of the newly formed Jewish Community Coalition are co-sponsoring the event.

Tickets are on sale at the JCC bursar's office for $4; they will be $5 at the door.

A film competition has been added to this year's festival. Chaired by Dr. Helene Sinnreich, a professor of history at YSU, the competition offers a chance for audiences to see cutting-edge Jewish films. The screenings are free and open to the public.

For a complete schedule, go to http://youngstown.ujcfedweb.org/.


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