What is it about film that gets us so excited? Is it that we peer into lives and cultures that aren't our own and learn more about other worlds? Is it that film incorporates images, sound, performance, ideas and story in a spinning vortex entering our unconscious as though we are in a dream? Is it also because we are in a communal experience and we laugh, cry, are frightened and feel protected with others there? Obviously it is all of these and the JCC CHICAGO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL has films that do all of the above and more. With films at multiple locations, over a two week period, throughout the Chicago area, the festival aims to serve the broadest swath of Chicago. The festival also strives to bring you the finest in Jewish film — by attending this festival you affirm Jewish culture, continuity and identity. Now in its second year we are proud of what we have to offer and I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you. To Jewish Film!
– David Chack, Artistic Director