Windsor Jewish Film Festival kicks off tonight and runs through Thursday

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Windsor Jewish Film Festival kicks off tonight and runs through Thursday

The 15th Annual Ruth and Bernard Friedman Windsor Jewish Film Festival kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight at Devonshire Mall with a screening of On The Map — a documentary about the Israeli basketball team's stunning defeat of the Soviets in 1977.

The festival is screening 11 films over four days and features movies from France, Germany, Israel, the United States and Holland.

"It's a real international festival this year," said Jay Katz, executive director of the Windsor Jewish Federation and Community Centre. 

"It's one of the highlights of the cinematic year in Windsor. Windsor is full of cinephiles, which is one reason why this festival is such a huge success."

Tickets are $10 at the door. Following tonight's 8 p.m. premiere, there are screenings at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

For more information on the movies, visit the festival site.

Movie Times:

Mon. May 1st -- 8:00 p.m.: Opening Night: On The Map
Tue. May 2nd -- 2:00 p.m.: Sturgeon Queens and Last Blintz, 5:00 p.m.: Secrets of War, 8:00 p.m.: Riphagen
Wed. May 3rd --  2:00 p.m.: Between Worlds, 5:00 p.m., People Vs Fritz Bauer, 8:00 p.m.: Fanny's Journey
Thu. May 4th -- 2:00 p.m.: Cloudy Sunday, 5:00 p.m.: Sabena Hijacking, 8:00 p.m.: Women's Balcony