Posted at 4:46 PM on March 3, 2009
by Euan Kerr
We have a couple of intriguing film events about to launch locally: the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival presented by the Sabes Foundation kicks off on Thursday and will present a broad range of films over the next 10 days from features and documentaries to shorts. The kick-off presentation of "Sixty-Six" set against the backdrop of the 1966 World Cup looks interesting, as do several of thew others.
A similar broad range of titles and subjects will be presented at the Walker Art Center's Women with Vision series which opens Friday and runs through March 21st. We are hoping to talk to Astra Taylor director of Movie Natters fave "Zizek!" who is coming in to present her new philosophical doc "An Examined Life." Another film likely to raise a lot of interest is "Stop the Re-Route: Taking a Stand on Sacred Land" which is Ann Follett's doc about the Highway 55 standoff over Camp Coldwater in South Minneapolis.
The two events will share a screening of "Noodle" on March 15th. It's Israeli director Ayelet Menahemi's film about a well-to-do woman whose Chinese immigrant maid is suddenly deported, leaving her young son behind in the care of her employer.