2019 Filmfest

The Charleston JCC Filmfest and the Terrace Theater, with funding from the Charleston Jewish Federation, are proud to announce:

The JCC Filmfest features incredible Jewish films at the 10th Annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival.
Thursday, March 14
Sunday, March 17
including, on Sunday, March 17:
Terrace Theater
1956 D Maybank Highway
Charleston SC 29412
View the film schedule below.


To Dust
Show Times:
Thursday, March 14 @ 7pm
Sunday, March 17 @ 7 pm
A grief-stricken Hasidic widower haunted by visions of his wife’s decomposing corpse enlists the help of an incredulous biology professor (Matthew Broderick). This charming buddy comedy also explores the dimensions of death.
Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum of Synagogue Emanu-El will lead a discussion and comment on the film’s themes after the screening.

“Writer-director Shawn Snyder makes a strikingly original and winsome feature debut.”  — Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

“Broderick being well-cast as the sad sack who just wants to .. listen to Jethro Tull …is no surprise, but it’s Röhrig who owns  To Dust , an early contender for one of the best films of 2019.”   —  Sherilyn Connelly   SF Weekly

TO DUST Trailer & First Look Clip (2019) Matthew Broderick Dark Comedy Movie

Who Will Write Our History
Show Times:
Friday, March 15 @ 12:30 pm
Sunday, March 17 @ 2:40 pm
Led by Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes Jewish intellectuals in the Warsaw Ghetto buried letters, confessionals, poems, and photographs. Rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations transport us inside the Ghetto.
After the screening, Dr. David Slucki, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston, adds his insight into the importance of the invaluable collection of first-person Holocaust accounts highlighted in the film.

“Who Will Write Our History”  recounts a bold story of Nazi resistance. And inside that one story are countless others, each immensely important.  — Ken Jaworowski, NY Times

Never Look Away
Show Times:
Friday, March 15 @ 2:30 pm
An artist hero loosely based on well known visual artist Gerhard Richter offers a perfect pretext for re-examining Germany’s calamitous past, from the rise of the Nazis before World War II through postwar division to unification in unimagined peace.

Holy Lands
Show Times:
Saturday, March 16 @ 7 pm
Sunday, March 17 @ 4:30 pm
In this moving tale of a dysfunctional family, James Caan plays a retired American cardiologist who becomes a pig farmer in Israel.

Fig Tree
Show Times:
Sunday, March 17 @ 12:30 pm
In this coming of age drama, a Jewish teen in 1989 war-torn Ethiopia tries to save those she loves and navigate her own fate. Nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards.
Dr. Rebecca Shumway, Assistant Professor of History at the College of Charleston, and Dr. Joelle Neulander, Chair and Professor of History at the Citadel, put  Fig Tree  in the context of modern Ethiopian history. Join a discussion of this highly acclaimed film, nominated for five Israeli Ophir awards.

Like the deceptive calm before a gathering storm, and with elements of lyricism and typical adolescent coming-of-age intrigue, “ Fig Tree ” is a fine drama whose seemingly casual progress only heightens its ultimate impact  –Dennis Harvey,Variety