Thursday, July 14, 2016



WHEN: July 19,  7:30 p.m.
Rutgers Business School, 100 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, on the Livingston Campus.
TICKETS: General Admission: $13; Seniors: $11; Students: $6.
Convenient free campus parking is available in the Scarlet Lot behind the Rutgers Business School (no permit required).
Please check the Bildner Center website for information and updates. Information about the fall festival schedule will be posted on the Bildner Center website in September.
Festival phone number: 848-932-4166; email:

The summer screening heralds the expansion of the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, which will feature more dates, more venues, and more screenings when the 17th annual festival is held October 30 - November 13, 2016. The festival is sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and made possible through a grant from the Karma Foundation.

The Kind Words (2015, 118 min.) follows three Israeli siblings who, in the wake of their mother’s death, learn the man who raised them is not their biological dad. The revelation sends them on a road trip from Israel across France to discover the truth about their real father. Writer-director Shemi Zarhin explores an unraveling family secret and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery that follows. The film is in French and Hebrew with English subtitles.

The Rutgers Jewish film festival, a major annual program of the Bildner Center at Rutgers for sixteen years, brings Central New Jersey a diverse roster of award-winning, international films, as well as discussions with filmmakers, scholars, and other noteworthy speakers who enrich the film going experience.

SPEAKER: Lital Levy, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Princeton University