The Triad Jewish Film Festival started yesterday. As seen on the above poster, the films will continue through February 21st and they are being shown at the Regal Grande Stadium at Friendly Center. Additionally, one film will be shown at Beth David Synagogue and one for children will be shown at Geeksboro Coffee House today as a matinee. The children's movie, a Spielberg film, is "An American Tale," about a Russian-Jewish mouse family's escape from Russia in the late 1800's. To his horror, the protagonist arrives in New York only to learn there are "cats" in America, too. It is a great film, regardless of your religion or ethnicity.
The Greensboro Jewish Federation is presenting the event. The mission of the festival is to "Enlighten, Educate, and Entertain." How wonderful to have such wonderful films shown on the big screen in Greensboro this month. Greensboro's Jewish community has always contributed significantly to our city. It is nice to see so many local businesses and groups underwriting this event. If you are planning to see a movie in the next couple of weeks, please consider seeing one of these films.