Jewish Film Festival 2015

Matthew Reddin

Now in its 18th year, the Jewish Community Center’s Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival returns with some of the best examples of contemporary work. This year’s feature films include Mr. Kaplan, a Uruguayan film about a 76-year-old man who believes he’s found a Nazi in hiding, and Apples from the Desert, about an Israeli girl who breaks away from the restrictions of her religious Sephardic parents to attend dance classes and learns about the secular world around her. The five-day festival also includes two documentaries, about the late Theodore Bikel, an actor who was one of the most popular interpreters of the work of Jewish storyteller Sholem Aleichem, and about famous Jewish delis in New York City and elsewhere.

All films screen at Marcus North Shore Cinema, 11700 Port Washington Road, Mequon. Tickets are $10, $9 for seniors, with multi-night and VIP packages available. Visit jccmilwaukee.org for a full schedule.

Oct. 18 to 22