You can count on the Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival for programming thought-provoking features that explore the Jewish experience both in America and abroad. This year’s trio of films begins with the documentary Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (Jan. 24 at 7 pm), which chronicles Israel’s national baseball team participating in an international tournament. Set in 1946, Bye Bye Germany (Jan. 26 at 7 pm) is a bittersweet comedy-drama about Holocaust survivors living in Frankfurt following WWII. And Shoelaces (Jan. 27 at 2 pm) is an Israeli drama about the moral conflict that arises when a man with special needs wants to donate a kidney to his ill father. A pass for all three movies will run you $28 and individual tickets are just $10; discounts are available for students and senior citizens.
Thu, Jan. 24 and Sat-Sun, Jan. 26-27 • $18-$28/festival passes; $7-$10/individual tickets • Gonzaga University, Wolff Auditorium • 502 E. Boone • sajfs.org • 747-7394
— Nathan Weinbender