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January 2, 2007

Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival continues at CW's Kimball Theatre

Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival, featuring a variety of films to be shown at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, continues in 2007.

  • Go For Zucker, January 27 and 28, 7 and 8:45 p.m. Two brothers, divided in 1961 by the Berlin Wall, awkwardly reunite after the death of their mother. Jaecki Zucker, former East German celebrity sportscaster, now very much down on his luck, and his orthodox brother from the West learn that in order to share their mother’s inheritance they will need to reconcile before burying her. German critics hailed this comedy as a sign of a renaissance in German-Jewish humor. German with subtitles. Not rated.
  • Forgiving Dr. Mengele, February 24 and 25, 7 and 8:30 p.m. In this surprisingly uplifting documentary, Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele’s cruel experiments on twins in Auschwitz, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing. American filmmaker Bob Hercules accompanied Ms. Kor for many years to capture the tremendous journey that led her back to the camp where she and her sister were tortured. Not rated.
  • Close to Home, March 24-March 28, 7 and 8:45 p.m. In this critically acclaimed study of Israeli women and compulsory military service, two diametrically opposed women are thrown together on patrol in Jerusalem; Mirit is respectful of her military superiors, while Smadar barely conceals her desire for rebellion. When a bomb explodes, the two reconcile their differences, and a tenuous friendship is forged. Hebrew with subtitles. Not rated.

    Kimball Theatre movie vouchers are not valid for festival films.

    Movie admission is $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for seniors, students and children. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit

    The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre box office is open 1-9:15 p.m.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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