Past Festival Screenings in 2017


Hazak Summer FILM FESTIVAL   JULY 13

Thursday, July 13, at 7:00 pm
Temple Israel, 125 Pond St, Sharon, MA

SANTA FE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   JULY 11

Tuesday, July 11, at 5:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

Special Guests: Rick and Laura Brown, film subjects

Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, Alberta, Canada   May 22

Monday, May 22 at 6:oo pm
Landmark Cinemas 9 in City Centre Mall
10200 - 102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Berkerman Jewish Film Series   April 2 & May 7

Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, CT, Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Ave., New Haven

Sunday, May 7 at 10:oo am
Madison Art Cinemas, 761 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT
Special Guest:  Filmmaker Cary Wolinsky

MAINE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   MARCH 19 & 24

Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 pm
Bates College, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell Street, Lewiston, ME

Friday, March 24 at 1:00 pm
Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME
Special Guest:  Krista Lima, Project Painting Leader 

Past Festival Screenings in 2016

HONG KONG JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL  NOVEMBER 20

Sunday, November 20 at 2:50 pm
Asia Society, Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Dr, Admiralty, Hong Kong

AUSTIN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   NOVEMBER 5

Saturday, November 5 at 5:30
Regal Arbor Cinema, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX

SAINT JOHN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   NOVEMBER 1

Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm
Saint John Jewish Historical Museum
Polish Cultural Center, 91 Leinster Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

SEATTLE POLISH FILM FESTIVAL   OCTOBER 23

Sunday, October 23 at 1:45 pm
SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA

SCHENECTADY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   OCTOBER 9

Sunday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Rd, Schenectady, NY

TORONTO ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL   SEPTEMBER  3

Saturday, September 3 at 11:00 pm
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, Canada

STOWE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   AUGUST 24

Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 pm
Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 1189 Cape Cod Road, Stowe, VT
Special Guests: Film Subjects, Rick and Laura Brown and Filmmakers Cary and Yari Wolinsky

FESTIVAL DE CINEMA JUDICO DE SAO PAULO    AUGUST 6 & 7

Saturday, August 6 at 4:00 pm
Anne Frank Theater, Rua Hungria, 1000, Jardim Paulistano, São Paulo, Brazil

Sunday, August 7 at 6:00 pm
LABMIS, Museu da Imagem E Do Som, Avenida Europa, 158, Jardim Europa, São Paulo, Brasil

SOUTHAMPTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   AUGUST 2

Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30 pm
Southampton Cultural Center
25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY

Temple Beth El Jewish Film Festival, Ithaca, NY   July 21

Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 am
Temple Beth El, 402 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY

NANTUCKET PRESERVATION TRUST   JUNE 11 & 12

Saturday, June 11 at 6:30 pm & Sunday, June 12 at 6:00 pm
Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India Street, Nantucket, MA
Special Guests: Film Subjects, Rick and Laura Brown, Filmmakers Cary and Yari Wolinsky and painting leader, Jason Bashaw  

ST. LOUIS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   JUNE 8

Wednesday, June 8 at 8:30 pm
The J–Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building
2 Millstone Campus Dr, St. Louis, MO

CINEMA ARTS CENTRE, HUNTINGTON, NY   MAY 26

Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 am
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY

LENORE MARWIL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, DETROIT   MAY 15

Sunday, May 15 at 12:00 pm
THE BERMAN Center for the Performing Arts
6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, MI

WILMINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   MAY 10

Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 pm
Thalian Hall Center for Perfoming Arts
310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC
Special Guest: Krista Lima, painting leader

JEWISH MUSEUM & TOLERANCE CENTRE, MOSCOW   APRIL 21

Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre
Obraztsova 11/1A, Moscow, Russia

ANN ARBOR JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   APRIL 12

Tuesday, April 12 at 5:00 pm
Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI

THE PITTSBURGH JEWISH FILM FORUM   APRIL 12

Tuesday, April 12 at 5:30 pm
Manor Theater
1729 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Westchester Jewish Film Festival   April 10 & 11

Sunday, April 10 at 12:00 noon
Monday, April 11 at 5:00 pm
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY
Special Guest: Gosia Weiss, Assistant Director for International Relations in AJC Los Angeles

Seattle JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   APRIL 10

Sunday, April 10 at 3:25 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island
3801 E. Mercer Way, Seattle, WA 

New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival   April 10

Rick Brown, Joel McCarty, Yari Wolinsky, Babs Wolinsky, Cary Wolinsky and Laura Brown

Rick Brown, Joel McCarty, Yari Wolinsky, Babs Wolinsky, Cary Wolinsky and Laura Brown

Best Documentary

Best Documentary

Sunday, April 10 at 12:30 pm
Red River Theatres
11 S. Main Street, Concord, NH
Special Guests: Rick and Laura Brown, film subjects, Yari and Cary Wolinsky, filmmakers, Joel McCarty, timber framer, Jason Loik and Krista Lima, painting leaders.

Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival   April 8

Friday, April 8 at 11:oo am
Angelika Film Center and Café at Mosaic
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA

Cherry HIll Jewish Film festival   April 7

Thursday, April 7 at 12:oo pm
Katz JCC
1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
Special Guests: Cary and Yari Wolinsky, filmmakers

Annapolis Film Festival   April 3

Sunday, April 3 at 10:00 am  
St. John's College, FSK Auditorium
Annapolis, MD

Special Guests: Cary and Yari Wolinsky, filmmakers

Special Screening at MassArt, Boston    MARCH 17

Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 pm
MassArt Tower Auditorium

Special Guests: Rick and Laura Brown, film subjects, Yari and Cary Wolinsky, filmmakers, Antony Polonsky—the Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and Thomas Hubka—Architectural historian and author of Resplendent Synagogue.

VENTURA COUNTY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   MARCH 6

Sunday, March 6 at 7:00 pm
Temple Beth Torah
7620 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA
Sponsored by Alphabet Soup Puppeteers

WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   FEBRUARY 28, MARCH 1 & 3

Best         Documentary


Best         Documentary

Sunday, February 28 at 11:30 am
JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD
Tuesday, March 1 at 8:30 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Special Guests: Rick and Laura Brown, film subjects, Yari and Cary Wolinsky, filmmakers, Rachel Debuque, student participant, and Matt Jeffs, painting leader
Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD
Special Guest: Rachel Debuque, student participant

Rachel Debuque, Matt Jeffs, Laura and Rick Brown and Liza Rivo during Q&A on March 1st.

NAPLES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   FEBRUARY 28  

Sunday, February 28 at 7:30 pm
Sugden Community Theatre
701 5th Ave.S, Naples, FL
Special Guest: Rob Duarte, timber framer

FURTH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, GERMANY   FEBRUARY 28

Sunday, February 28 at 7:00 pm
Babylon Kino  
Nürnberger Strasse 3, Furth, Germany

ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL   FEBRUARY 25

Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm
The Kentucky Theater
214 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507

FARTHEST NORTH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   FEBRUARY 25

Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm
Alaska Coffee Roasters
Geist Rd., Fairbanks, Alaska

DENVER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   FEBRUARY 18

Thursday, February 18 at 5:30 pm
Mizel Arts & Culture Center
350 S. Dahlia St. Denver, CO 

PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL  FEBRUARY 11

Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 pm
Duncan Theatre
4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL
Special Guests: Rick and Laura Brown, film subjects

CENTRAL MASS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL  JANUARY 31

Sunday, January 31 at 7:00 pm
St. John’s High School, Ryken Center
Shrewsbury, MA

Past Festival Screenings in 2015

LONG BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   NOVEMBER 22

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Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 pm
Alpert Jewish Community Center
3801 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA

HAVERFORD YIDDISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL   NOVEMBER 18

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Haverford Yiddish Culture Festival
Haverford College, Haverford, PA

UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL   NOVEMBER 11, 16 & 17

Wednesday, November 11 at 4:00 pm
JW3 Cinema, London, UK
Monday, November 16 at 7:30pm
JW3Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:00pm
JW3 Cinema, London, UK

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival • November 8

Wednesday, November 8 at 3:00 pm
Fifth Avenue Cinemas
Vancouver, Canada

Calgary Jewish Film Festival • November 8

Sunday, November 8 at 1:00 pm
Beth Tzedec Calgary Congregation
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta and The Jay Joffe Memorial Program.

Salt Lake City Jewish Arts Festival • November 8

Raise the Roof won the Audience Choice Award at the Jewish Arts Festival in Salt Lake City with 100% of those surveyed rating it Excellent!!

Sunday, November 8 at 7:00pm
I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Special Guest: David Kaplan

Jewish Book and Arts Fair, Houston • November 8

Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 pm
Evelyn Rubenstein JC
Houston, TX

New York Premiere: MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, NYC • NOVEMBER 8

Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 pm
Special Guests: Irene Pletka, the sponsor of the Gwoździec synagogue reconstruction project, Ariel Rosenblum, one of the principal subjects of the film, and Cary Wolinsky, the film's writer and producer.
Safra Hall, Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York, NY

RUTGERS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL • NOVEMBER 3 & 8

Raise the Roof won the audience choice award for Best Documentary 2015!

Tuesday, November 3 at 12:00 pm  
Special Guest: Project volunteer, Ariel Rosenblum
Sunday, November 8 at 7:30 pm  
Special Guests: Film Subjects, Rick and Laura Brown
Regal Cinema in North Brunswick, NJ

Linda, Laura, Ariel and Rick

WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL • NOVEMBER 5

Thursday, November 5 at 8:15 pm
POLIN Musuem of the History of Polish Jews
Warsaw, Poland
Special Guests: Associate Producer, Wiktoria Michalkiewicz;  Student timber framers, Marcin Kaminski and Olga Micińska

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE: JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL SCREENING • NOVEMBER 1

This special event screening was co-presented by the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization. The screening was followed by a Q & A with ACJC Kronhill Visiting Scholar, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Barbara was a consultant on Raise the Roof and is the Program Director, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 pm
Classic Cinemas
Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL • OCTOBER 29

Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 pm
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kalamazoo, MI

THE SONOMA COUNTY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL • OCTOBER 27

Tuesday, October 27 at 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm 
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol
Sebastopol, CA
 

PICKFORD FILM CENTER'S DOCTOBER • OCTOBER 22

Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm
Pickford Film Center
Bellingham, WA

Oklahoma Premiere: Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival • October 21

Wednesday, October 21 at 6:00 pm
Circle Cinema Theatre
Tulsa, OK
 

Ohio Premiere:  Cleveland Jewish Film Festival • October 11 

Sunday, October 11 at 5:00 pm
Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland Heights, OH
Special Guests:  Film Subjects, Rick and Laura Brown; Associate Producer, Rian Brown-Orso

Rick, Laura and Rian

ARIZONA PREMIERE:  TUCSON FESTIVAL OF FILMS • OCTOBER 8

Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 pm
Temple of Music and Art, Tucson, AZ
Special Guests:  Film Subjects, Rick and Laura Brown
The Arizona Premiere of Raise the Roof has been made possible with support from SBBL Architecture + Planning.     View Festival Trailer Here

Israel Premiere: HAIFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • OCTOBER 2

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Friday, October 2 at 10:00 am
Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art
HaNassi Blvd 89, Haifa


SAN DIEGO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL • AUGUST 23

August 23 at 6:00pm
at the David & Dorthea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC, Jacobs Family Campus, La Jolla, CA
Special Guests:  Filmmakers, Yari and Cary Wolinsky


San Francisco Premiere • JULY 25 & 26 • AUGUST 6 & 8

Photographs by Frank Wing

Photographs by Frank Wing

Saturday, July 25 at 6pm in Palo Alto  Opening Night
Special Guests:  Yari and Cary Wolinsky, Rick and Laura Brown
Sunday, July 26 at 2:20pm in San Francisco  
Special Guests:  Yari and Cary Wolinsky, Rick and Laura Brown
Thursday, August 6 at 4:40pm in Berkeley
Saturday, August 8 at 12:30pm in San Rafael

PLIMOTH PLANTATION CINEMA • AUGUST 2 & 3

Sunday, August 2 and 3 at 7:15 pm  
Plimoth Cinema in the Plimoth Plantation Visitor Center
Special Guests:  Filmmakers, Yari and Cary Wolinsky and Film Subjects, Rick and Laura Brown

BERKSHIRE Premiere • JULY 13

Monday, July 13 at 4:00 pm    
Duffin Theater at the Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, Lenox, MA
Special Guests:  Filmmakers, Yari and Cary Wolinsky

PORTLAND Premiere • JUNE 23

Tuesday, June 23 at 6:300pm
Whitsell Auditorium, Portland, OR
Special Guest:  Historian Thomas Hubka, author ofResplendent Synagogue the book that inspired the project that inspired the film. 

FESTIVAL DE CINEMA JUEU DE BARCELONA! • JUNE 21

Sunday, June 21 at 7:00pm
Institut Francais, Carrer Moià, 8

Los Angeles PREMIERE: Laemmle Theatres • MAY 18 & 19

Monday, May 18, at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 19, at 1:00 pm      
At the following locations:  
Claremont 5, Music Hall, noho 7, Playhouse 7, Royal Theatre and Town Center 5

European PREMIERE:  Jewish Film Festival Berlin • MAY 17

Sunday, May 17 at 2:00pm
FilmKunst 66
Special Guest:  Associate ProducerWiktoria Michałkiewicz

NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE: Jewishfilm.2015 • MAY 14

Thursday, May 14 at 4;30 pm and 7:00 pm    SOLD OUT  
Museum of Fine Arts
Special Guests:  Film Subjects, Rick and Laura Brown and Filmmakers, Yari and Cary Wolinsky
For further information go to www.jewishfilm.org

CANADIAN PREMIERE: Toronto Jewish Film Festival • MAY 7

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Thursday, May 7th at 6:00 pm  at The Bloor Cinema
Special Guests:  Film Subjects, Rick and Laura Brown and Filmmakers, Yari and Cary WolinskyCo-presented with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto and the Polish Jewish Heritage Foundation

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE: Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival •  MAY 4

Raise the Roof won the Audience Award for the Festival.

Monday, May 4th, 7:30 pm  at The Gershman Y
Special Guests:  Filmmakers Yari & Cary Wolinsky and Film Subjects Rick & Laura Brown

USA PREMIERE: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival • FEBRUARY 3, 8, 12 & 13

Tuesday, February 3, 2:50 PM at GTC Merchants Walk    SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 8, 6:00 PM at Regal Avalon    SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 12, 6:35 PM at Lefont Sandy Springs    SOLD OUT
Special Guests: Rick and Laura Brown, Yari and Cary Wolinsky

Friday, February 13, 11:10 PM at Lefont Sandy Springs    SOLD OUT
Special Guests: Rick and Laura Brown, Yari and Cary Wolinsky

Special Screening at the Grand opening of the Polin Museum    October 28, 2014

Wednesday, October 29 at 3:00 pm
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Warsaw, Poland
Special Guests: Rick and Laura Brown, Cary and Yari Wolinsky, John Rubin, Tom Hubka, Wiktoria Michalkiewicz and many of the students and artisans that worked on the project.  

 

Raise the Roof  is distributed by
The National Center for Jewish Film. 

Contact Lisa Rivo at lisarivo@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-8600.
www.jewishfilm.org