The Spokane Area Jewish Family Services kicks off the New Year by inviting the Spokane community to its 12th annual Jewish Cultural Film Festival. Four films — A Borrowed Identity, Vishneva, Brave Miss World and Magic Men — are scheduled to be screened in the upcoming week at the Magic Lantern Theatre. A post-film discussion of Brave Miss World will be led by Alissa Ackerman from the University of Washington. Covering multiple aspects of the human experience with narratives of youth identity crises, the horrific story of a Soviet Miss World winner and a Holocaust survivor, the festival encourages the local celebration of Jewish culture on a global scale.
Fri and Sat, Jan. 21 and 23, 7-9 pm; Sun, Jan. 24, 1-3 pm • $7-$10/film or $18-$28 festival pass • Magic Lantern Theatre • 25 W. Main • sajfs.org • 747-7394
— Meg MacLean