The opening-night shindig begins with a costumes-encouraged 50s diner-style dinner with live music at 5:30 p.m. and continues at 7 p.m. with an award program and screening of A Matter of Size, an award-winning comedy about an overweight Israeli chef who trains to become a Sumo wrestler. Standouts throughout the fest include the Israeli thriller Seven Minutes in Heaven (8:30 p.m. February 13), the teen-friendly The Wave (3:15 p.m. February 14, followed by a Teen Film Board mixer at 5:45 p.m.), political biodoc Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story (7:30 p.m. February 16), the cross-cultural Wedding Song (7:30 p.m. February 18) and closing-night film Lost Islands (8:15 p.m. February 20). General admission is $8.50 to $9.50, $70 for a ten-pack, $95 and up for festival passes (opening and closing-night events cost extra). The fest takes place at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 South Dahlia Street; get a complete schedule at www.maccjcc.org or call 303-316-6360.
Feb. 11-20, 2010