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Jewish Film Festival this weekend

By Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 20, 2003

The seventh annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival continues through Monday after Wednesday's opening night events in Clearwater. The festivities move to Tampa Theatre tonight, Saturday and Sunday, plus a finale Monday night at Hillel Jewish Student Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Tonight's presentation, at 7:30, is Trembling Before G-d, a documentary profiling homosexuality in Hasidic and Orthodox cultures. A panel discussion sponsored by Hillel and USF Pride follows the screening. After Friday's Sabbath break, the festival resumes Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with Focus, based on Arthur Miller's novel of a World War II couple (William H. Macy, Blair Brown) mistakenly identified as Jewish by their bigoted Brooklyn neighbors. The romantic comedy Late Marriage will be shown at 9:30 p.m. Sunday's lineup includes Stolen Summer (1 p.m.), the result of HBO's Project Greenlight reality series, and The Grey Zone (4 p.m.), a Holocaust prison camp drama starring Steve Buscemi, Mira Sorvino and Harvey Keitel. Monday's 7:30 p.m. screening at Hillel USF is Time of Favor. Tickets are available at the box office for $8 per show, with discounts for students and seniors.

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