Local film festival announces movies


Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival is hosting several films this season. Today at 7 p.m. at Encore Cinema in Niles “The Pickle Recipe” will be shown. This is a comedy about how a cash-strapped party emcee and his conniving uncle scheme to steal a secret family recipe.

“Rosenwald” is a documentary about Julius Rosenwald and how he came from such a humble state as the son of an immigrant peddler, and then rose to top executive of Sears and Roebuck. He is one of the greatest philanthropists known. The movie will be shown at Movies 8 in Boardman at 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Rock in the Red Zone” will be shown at 7 p.m. Aug. 31, also at the Encore Cinema. Despite the daily trauma and air-raid sirens, Sderot, Israel, is thriving as the epicenter of the music revolution. There will be more movies in September.

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