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Manchester, NH - The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire along with its corporate sponsors, cast member friends of the Festival, theater partners and a dedicated Film Festival committee will  present the   2nd annual New Hampshire  Jewish Film Festival to be held from  April 10-18, 2010.
 The New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival offers a statewide audience the opportunity to view an eclectic and engaging mix of internationally acclaimed films.  Many of the films shown during the Festival will premiere in New Hampshire for the first time.
April 10, 2010 marks the Opening Night Gala
for the New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival to take place at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester.  The Award winning film, The Beetle will be screened for the first time in New Hampshire.   Prior to screening the film, Gala attendees will enjoy a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception along with the opportunity to view the Currier's newest exhibit, "From Homer to Hopper".  Following the film screening, the festivities continue with a dessert reception in the Museum's Winter Garden.
As a result of the success of the 2009 Festival, this year's unique cultural event has expanded by screening more films in additional venues around our state.  The 2010 Festival will be held in Hanover, Nashua, Manchester and Concord, NH.  Theater partners for 2010 include Red River Theatres of Concord and Chunky's Cinema Pub of Nashua, NH.
The eight films scheduled to play during the Festival are as follows:

Saturday, April 10, 2010  
7 pm     Wine-hors d'oeuvres         Currier Museum of Art      Reception/Art Exhibit
                                                Manchester, NH                                
8 pm     The Beetle
9:30 pm Dessert Reception
Sunday, April 11, 2010                                
1 pm    A Matter of Size                Chunky's Cinema Pub                          
3 pm    Inside Hana's Suitcase        Nashua, NH
Tuesday, April 13, 2010                              
7 pm   Bloodlines                         Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Discussion
                                               Program after the film:
                                               Is Forgiveness Possible?
                                                           Speaker: Martin Rumscheidt
Thursday , April 15, 2010                            
7pm    The Wedding Song                 Red River Theatres
                                                              Concord, NH
Saturday, April 17, 2010                              
8 pm     A Matter of Size                   Red River Theatres
                                                             Concord, NH
Sunday, April 18, 2010               
1 pm  Max Minsky and me               Red River Theatres                    
3 pm  Strangers                            Concord, NH                             
5 pm  Killing Kasztner
"Audiences of all cultures, identities and affiliations will have the opportunity to see themselves reflected in the films we present. This year's films represent a worldwide collection of cinema at its finest drawn from a wide range of expectations and selections." states Roberta H. Brayer, Festival Chair.
"We hope to attract a diverse audience to the Festival and with it, the opportunity to build community throughout New Hampshire, states Jeff Fladen, Federation Executive Director."  While we hope that a large number of our affiliated Jewish community members come to see these films, we also hope, through our partnership with Red River Theatres, Chunky's Cinema Pub and the community press, we will get the word out and see many new faces."
The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire is a Manchester based not-for-profit social service agency.   It is the New Hampshire based affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America, one of the world's top charities on the continent and most effective networks of social service providers and programs.  The Jewish Federations of North America represents 157 Jewish Federations and 400 independent Jewish communities.
The New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival is a statewide cultural event open to the general public.   The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire welcomes the NH public to attend and enjoy the many Festival film offerings  in the various venues around the state.
For tickets and for more information on this annual cultural event go to: or call the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire at 603 - 627-7679.Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as seating is limited.