The 15th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival will run Jan. 9 – 24. The goal of the popular film festival is to present informative and entertaining contemporary global Jewish cinema for the entire community.
The host venue for the majority of the festival’s films is the Adelson Educational Campus in Summerlin at 9700 Hillpointe Road.
The opening night screening of “Son of Saul,” the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winner, will take place at the Brenden Theatres in the Palms Hotel, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, at 7 p.m. Jan. 9.
A new Israeli film, “Apples from the Desert,” the Grand Prix winner of the 2015 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, will be presented at Adelson Educational Campus at 7 p.m. Jan. 16.
A presentation of the most popular film at Jewish film festivals this year, “Dough,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Cinemark Theatres in the South Point Hotel and Casino, 9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
All films will be accompanied by the filmmakers, or related experts in the subject matter, who will provide introductions and moderate post-screening discussions with the audience.
The LVJFF is produced by Desert Space Foundation and the Adelson Educational Campus with major support provided by the Adelson Family Foundation, Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada and the Israeli American Council. Additional support comes from numerous individual donors and participating local organizations.
2016 LVJFF PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
“Son of Saul”
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, Brenden Theatres, Palms Resort
“The Frisco Kid”
1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, Adelson Educational Campus
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, Adelson Educational Campus
“Apples from the Desert”
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, Adelson Educational Campus
1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, Adelson Educational Campus
“The Search for Israeli Cuisine”
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, Adelson Educational Campus
7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, Cinemark, South Point Hotel
“Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict”
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, Adelson Educational Campus
1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, Adelson Educational Campus
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, Adelson Educational Campus
Tickets are $10 and available online with more information at lvjff.org.