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17TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF JEWISH FILM

Jan. 23-31 at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 13, 2010) – Tidewater Community College hosts the 17th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Jan. 23-31, through a continuing partnership with the Jewish Community Center.

 

TCC and the Marilyn and Marvin Simon Jewish Community Center are proud to once again bring this rich cultural tradition to the Hampton Roads community. The nine-day festival will feature a wide variety of 15 films, appealing to a cross-section of tastes and viewpoints – from the opening night presentation of A Matter of Size, where overweight Israelis try Sumo wrestling (followed by a dessert reception at Todd Dance) to Mal Vincent’s pick, the 1947 Gentleman’s Agreement, on Jan. 28 (followed by comments from Vincent) to the award-winning Eyes Wide Open on Jan. 31.

Welcoming public interaction, a panel moderated by TCC professor Naaman Wood will discuss Zrubavel – a film about a multigenerational family of Ethiopian immigrants and challenges assimilating into their new Israeli homeland – following its 7 p.m. showing on Jan. 25.

The film festival is free to all TCC employees and students with a valid ID card. Click here for a complete schedule of the films, and for ticket information. The general public can contact the JCC to purchase tickets, www.jewishva.org/filmfestival. Film trailers also can be found on the website.

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Laurie White
Communications
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - will serve a projected 47,000 students in 2009-10. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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