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Series of Jewish films to begin Jan. 30 Columbia congregation plans screenings at the Meeting House


The Columbia Jewish Congregation will sponsor its seventh Jewish film series next month in Columbia.

The series, beginning Jan. 30 at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, includes four films and a short documentary. "The Summer of Aviya," a 1988 Israeli film about a 10-year-old girl who emigrates to Israel with her mother in 1951, opens the series.

"Black to the Promised Land," a 1991 documentary about 11 African-American teens from Brooklyn, N.Y., who are taken to an Israeli kibbutz for 10 weeks, will be shown Feb. 27.

The classic 1920 German expressionist film "The Golem," about the creation of a monster by a cabalist in the Jewish ghetto of medieval Prague, will be shown March 20. Directed by Paul Wegener and Carl Boese, the film features silent film star Pola Negri.

"The Last Marranos" will be shown May 1. The French documentary is about Portuguese descendants of "Marranos" -- a Spanish word for "swine," used to describe Jews who were forcibly converted to Christianity in 14th- and 15th-century Spain and Portugal and who secretly continued to practice Judaism. The film is in Portuguese, with English subtitles.

A documentary about a modern exodus from Egypt, "I Miss the Sun," is included in the May 1 showing.

Film showings, at 8 p.m., are followed by refreshments and an optional discussion.

A series ticket costs $24. Prices can be prorated for any two or more films.

To subscribe, send a check made out to the Columbia Jewish Congregation and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to CJC Film series, c/o S. Bloch, 6514 Quiet Hours, Columbia 21045.

Tickets also will be available at the door.

Information: 410-381-4809.

Pub Date: 12/03/98

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