Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Relives the “Best of the Fest”

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will help new and returning audiences relive the drama and comedy of two of the most popular films of previous fests at a special “Best of the Fest.” The mini-film fest will be held in two parts at Abbey Delray, a Life Care Community, located at 2000 Lowson Blvd., Delray Beach. “We are extremely fortunate to have a continual demand for high-quality, cultural films, and we are pleased to be able to share the best of past Film Festivals with guests who may not have viewed these films before and to welcome back those who know about these terrific movies,” said David R. Yalen, Business and Development associate for the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival. The cost for each movie is $5 per person for groups of more than 10 people who pre-pay. Walk-ins are $7 per person. To purchase advance tickets, contact Yalen at davidy@jcconline.com or 561-736-7531. Nicky’s Family: 2 p.m., August 21 Nicky’s Family tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton’s story is a very emotional one, inspiring thousands of children around the world to follow in his footsteps and do something important. The children create charity projects, some of which have helped save the lives of malnourished and sick children in Cambodia and Africa.

More than 120,000 children in the Czech Republic signed a petition to award Winton the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dozens of Winton’s “children” have been found, and to this day, his family has grown to almost 6,000 people, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things. Making Trouble: 2 p.m., September 12 A seriously funny film, Making Trouble tells the story of six of the greatest Jewish female comic performers of the last century — Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein. Rich in entertainment history, the film uses interviews with experts, scholars and entertainers, as well as archival material and rare film and television clips to bring to life these female comedic legends.

For more information on the film festivals, visit www.pbjff.org. For more information on Abbey Delray, visit www.abbeydelray.com.