The 11th annual Jewish Film Festival delivers a diverse lineup of more than a dozen short and feature films from countries including France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, the United States and Israel. Though the festival eschews overarching themes, many of this year’s films focus on the arts — with subject matter ranging from music to embroidery and photography.
The Israeli drama “The Ballad of the Weeping Spring” opens the festival on Saturday. Director Benny Toraty’s innovative story of the son of a legendary Persian tar (lute) player seeking to get his father’s score performed once more before his death pulls from a range of cinematic genres, including samurai theater and spaghetti westerns. The movie screens at 8:45 p.m. at the Arbor.
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