Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival

From Hasidic Jews confronting their homosexuality  (Trembling Before G-D); to four overweight  Israeli men  who find Sumo wrestling their way to be appreciated and honored (A Matter of Size), nine Jewish movies in the premier Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival present topics that raise significant issues, touch the heart and make you laugh.

The first Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival rolls out the red carpet May 3, and concludes May 10. The feature-length films will be shown in three locations. The Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival was created by Indianapolis community leader and attorney Robert Epstein.  The Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Epstein said Jews have a long history in theater starting off-Broadway, and then producing on the Great White Way, and eventually moving to Hollywood.  Familiar Jewish Hollywood names include Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Spielberg, Douglas Fairbanks, Billy Wilder, Carl Reiner, the Coen brothers (Fargo, the Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou, and others,) the Weinstein brothers (The King’s Speech, Philomena, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,) and many more. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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