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[POSTPONED] LA Jewish Film Festival

May 5, 2020 - May 6, 2020

We at TIOH Arts & Culture have been closely following the COVID-19 outbreak. The health, safety, and well-being of our staff, artists, audiences, congregation, and our fellow Los Angelenos has been and continues to be our top priority, and with that in mind, we’ve made the decision to postpone all shows and events through at least Sunday, April 20 to support citywide efforts to reduce the coronavirus spread. Current ticket holders will be sent an email with additional details on their canceled performance but for inquiries, email dwyenn@tioh.org.

TIOH Arts & Culture is proud to partner again with the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) to present screenings of films that build community awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. This year, we will be presenting:

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
Barry Avrich’s gripping documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz, age 98, the last surviving Nuremberg trial prosecutor and he is on a life-long crusade in the fight for law not war. After the Holocaust camps were liberated, he prosecuted 22 Einsatzgruppen Nazis responsible for murdering over a million Jews. Called the biggest murder trial in history, Ferencz was only 27, and it was his first case. He would go on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the holocaust and later the establishment of the International Criminal Court.  His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.

Circus of Books
For over 35 years, the gay porn shop, Circus of Books, served as the epicenter for LGBT life and culture in Los Angeles. Unbeknownst to many in the community it served, the store was cultivated and cared for by its owners, Karen and Barry Mason; a straight couple with three children. This intimate portrait of the Masons unfolds through the lens of their daughter, filmmaker and artist, Rachel Mason.
Note: This film contains sexually explicit content and is intended for adult audiences only. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted into the theater.

Film Credits
Production company: Melbar Entertainment Group
Director-screenwriter: Barry Avrich
Producers: Barry Avrich, Caitlin Cheddie
Executive producers: Patrice Theroux, Martin Katz
Director of photography: Ken Ng
Editor: Tiffany Beaudin
Composer: Michael Perlmutter
Venue: Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF Docs)
Sales: Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

82 minutes


May 5, 2020
May 6, 2020
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Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States