Jewish film festival celebrates 23 years in February

The 23rd Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will screen films at three Valley locations Feb. 10-24.

The event “celebrates its 23rd year by presenting more great films that make our festival even bigger and better – almost 2,000 magical minutes of Jewish cinema from 13 different countries,” according to a release.

Guest speakers with knowledge of specific topics applicable to the films moderate discussions following many of the screenings.

The opening night show, “Golda’s Balcony, The Film,” will be the West Coast premiere of the film of the award-winning Broadway play about Golda Meir, Israel’s only female prime minister.

Movies will be screened at Harkins Shea 14, 7354 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe; and Harkins Park West 14, 9804 W. Northern Ave., Peoria.

Ticket prices are $11 for adults ($13 at the door), $7 for students (ID required, 25 years and younger), $7 active military (ID required) and $150 festival pass (all 20 movies).

For specific movies, times and locations, visit

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