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Jan. 22-30 at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
FREE to TCC students and employees: Film Schedule

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 6, 2011) – Tidewater Community College hosts the 18th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Jan. 22-30, 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 features a wide variety of 15 films, appealing to a cross-section of tastes and viewpoints.

The gala opening night features The Matchmaker, where Arik, 16, in 1968 Haifa, meets and starts working for a matchmaker as a spy. Following the showing, guests will enjoy delicious gourmet desserts baked by TCC Culinary students, at Todd Rosenlieb Dance Center, 325 Granby St., Norfolk.

Other films include Mal Vincent’s pick, Ship of Fools, a 1965 classic about passengers aboard a 1930s ocean liner who represent society during that era, and Ahead of Time, a documentary on the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber, a reporter and photographer who participated in the making of history.

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. Film trailers also can be found on the website.  The festival, a valuable community resource, gives TCC faculty the opportunity to include these works and discussions about them in their classrooms.


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th 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