Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival opens 25th year with Sunday drive-in

The festivities run through April 25.

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While most of the venues for the 25th anniversary of the Tampa Bay Jewish Festival are virtual, the kickoff on Sunday, April 11 will be in-person and on wheels.

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—which forced the 2020 festival to go all-virtual—Bryan Glazer Family JCC on 505 N Howard Ave. in NoHo plays host to a drive-in screening of “Golden Voices,” about Soviet voice actors aiming to rebuild their lives in Israel.

Tickets to the drive-in kickoff are $25 per car, and a ticket to the closing night “Movie On the Lawn”—happening on April 25 with a screening on “Crescendo”—includes a champagne split.

More than two dozen films are part of this year’s lineup, where movies seek to shine a light on the Jewish “life, love, tradition, family, history and current affairs.”

Movies are available to view for $12 each (plus streaming fees) and can also be accessed by purchasing mini and all-access passes. Ten “Signature Engagement Programs” (SEP) featuring guest filmmakers, directors, film talent and topic experts are free to attend via Zoom.

Movies will upload at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day of the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, except during Shabbat. More information and a full lineup are available via Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival’s website.

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