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Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival

Rochester Sneak Peek Film Screening

One Life

Sunday, March 3, 2pm
Dryden Theatre

Based on the book If It’s Not Impossible… The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton, ONE LIFE tells the incredible, emotional true story of Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton (Flynn), a young London broker who visits Prague in December 1938. In a race against time, Winton convinces Trevor Chadwick (Sharp) and Doreen Warriner (Garai) of the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia to rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children before Nazi occupation closes the borders. Fifty years later, Nicky (Hopkins) is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England. It’s not until the BBC show “That’s Life!” re-introduces him to some of those he helped rescue that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he carried – all the while skyrocketing from anonymity to a national hero.

Dir. James Hawes | 109 min. | UK | English

General admission seating.

Limited capacity – only 100 seats available!

Special Film Screening

Supernova: The Music Festival Massacre

Thursday, March 14, 7pm
JCC Hart Theater

The first minute-by-minute chronicle of the traumatic events of October 7, 2023, details the attack on Israel’s Supernova music fest, including real-time footage and survivor accounts. These stories of tragedy, resilience, and resolute human spirit form a powerful, visceral narrative, making it disturbing but vital viewing that demands history never forget.

Mature content.
Directed by Duki Dror and Yossi Bloch | Documentary | 2023
52 min. | Hebrew (w/subtitles) | Germany, Israel

Free, registration required. General admission seating.

Post-film discussion, details coming soon.

Save the dates for next year’s festival!

July 14–21, 2024

Festival Venues

JCC Hart Theater
1200 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Dryden Theatre
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Support the Festival

Thank you to our generous supporters for allowing us to continue bringing quality Jewish films to the Rochester community. 

Attention Donors! E-mail  mcataldi@jccrochester.org if you haven’t received information about redeeming tickets.