Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

Sunday July 14, 2019

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
US

Phone: 332-0565
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Cost:

$10-$12

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Phone: 505-332-0565 x 4518
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Portraits of two beloved icons, Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel, are woven together in this enchanting documentary.

FlyerSunday, July 14, 2 - 5 pm (Doors open 1:30 pm)

JCC Auditorium

Documentary | USA, 2014 | 75 min | English

Portraits of two beloved icons--Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel--are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common: wit, wisdom and talent, all shot through with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit.

Guest speaker, Aimee Ginsburg Bikel will join us before and after for her unique perspective. Hebrew University graduate, Aimee Ginsburg Bikel worked for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's daily newspaper, for 16 years as a correspondent to India. She is the founding director of the Theodore Bikel Legacy Project, and was married to Theo from 2013, until his death in 2015. 

$10 in Advance; $12 at the Door

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Movie Mitzvah

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque’s annual Jewish Film Festival returns for its sixth year this July 14 through 28. All told, six acclaimed films from the US, Israel, Mexico and Poland get their Albuquerque premiere over the course of the festival. The festival’s opening event happens this Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 5pm inside the JCC Auditorium (5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE). It starts with a wine and cheese reception featuring Aimee Ginsburg Bikel. Bikel is on hand to introduce the documentary Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem and to speak about the legacy of her late husband, the noted singer, actor, linguist and social activist. The festival picks up again on Thursday, July 18 with a screening of the documentary 93Queen—about a group of tenacious Hasidic women in Brooklyn trying to organize the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps. That takes place at Regal High Ridge Theater (12921 Indian School Rd. NE) at 7pm. On Saturday, July 20 the Mexican drama Leona screens at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theatre (1701 Fourth Street SW) starting at 7pm. Other dates include Sunday, July 21 (The Unorthodox at High Ridge), Thursday, July 25 (Who Will Write Our History at High Ridge) and Sunday, July 28 (The Mamboniks at NHCC). Tickets are $10 per film in advance or $12 at the door. A full-festival pass will get you into everything for $55. For a complete schedule of events and descriptions of all the films, go to abqjewishfilmfest.com.

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