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ARTS In its 14th year, Charlotte’s Jewish Film Festival is a hot ticket.

Michael J. Solender

SOMETIME DURING the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival’s extravagant opening night reception at Shalom Park’s Temple Israel on February 10, those in the buzzing crowd of nearly 400 will momentarily quiet and raise their glasses, toasting the launch of the three-week, 16-film run.

The festival enters its 14th season as the longest continuously running film festival in the city, an unlikely success born from educational programming supporting a local women’s group. The festival’s longevity is driven by highlighting well-crafted, Jewish-themed films found outside the megaplex playbill mainstream, thoughtful community outreach, and year-round programming.

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February 2018