The festival, sponsored by Mellon Financial and presented by the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, continues through February 16 with eleven more films. Saturday, February 11: Only Human, a Spanish-language international co-production that "suggests Meet the Parents crossed with Billy Wilder and early Pedro Almodóvar"; When Do We Eat, Salvador Litvak's comedy about a family patriarch (Jack Klugman) who tries to draw his Hassidic son into the Christmas-ornament business; and a short, Yitz Brilliant's Christ in the City. Sunday, February 12: A Journey of Spirit, which chronicles the life of singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman; A Cantor¹s Tale, which traces the return of a Brooklyn-born cantor to his old neighborhood and traditions; The First Time I Was Twenty, a coming-of-age story from France; and 10 Days in Gaza, Dov Gil-Har's look at Israel's disengagement from Gaza settlements.
Monday, February 13: Protocols of Zion, Marc Levin's disturbing exploration of anti-Semitism after 9/11. Tuesday, February 14: Metallic Blues, a road comedy set in Israel, and repeats of Isn't This a Time! and The First Time I Was Twenty. Wednesday, February 15: Go For Zucker, billed as "Germany's first Jewish comedy since World War II," about a wayward young pool shark in East Berlin. Thursday, February 16: Wondrous Oblivion, the heartwarming tale of an eleven-year-old English boy, David Wiseman, who burns to play cricket despite a complete lack of talent.
All showings will be at the Mizel Center, 350 South Dahlia Street, in the Shwayder Theatre; several guest appearances and post-film discussions are scheduled. For information and showtimes, call 303-316-6360 or go to www.mizelcenter.org.