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Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

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Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
413-445-4872, x10 https://knessetisrael.org/participate/berkshire-jewish-film-festival

August 2017

The Pickle Recipe

August 14, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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A cash-strapped party emcee and his devious uncle scheme to steal a secret recipe, in this genial family comedy with comedian Jon Dore, Oscar nominee David Paymer and Sex and the City actress Lynn Cohen.

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Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

August 14, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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The story of Saar, a 39-year-old ex-Israeli army paratrooper, living in London, who finds out that he is HIV positive, and embarks on a journey of reconciliation with his religious family in Israel.

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July 2018

The Oslo Diaries

July 9, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

The Oslo Diaries is a documentary about a group of Israelis and Palestinians who secretly come together in Oslo for unsanctioned peace talks during the 1990s.

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A Bag of Marbles

July 9, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

This movie depicts the story of the Nazi occupation through the eyes of two young Jewish boys struggling to survive on their own. Joseph, age 10, has such little understanding of the persecution of the Jews that he thinks nothing of swapping his yellow star for a bag of marbles. The boys survive on courage and ingenuity as they make their way through France hoping to reunite with their families.

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Levinsky Park

July 16, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

A documentary about the tens of thousands of refugees from sub-Saharan Africa who are seeking relief and safety in Israel only to find a society bitterly divided on how to treat them.

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Shelter

July 16, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

A drama about two women—a Mossad agent and a Lebanese informer—who find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of deception, paranoia, and intrigue in this Israeli espionage thriller.

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Sammy Davis, Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me

July 23, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

The first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during twentieth century America. Davis was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority.

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Foxtrot

July 23, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

Israel’s bold and highly controversial Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film. This audacious and brilliantly crafted critique of Israel’s military confronts the absurdity of war through the ordeal of a young Israeli soldier and his grief-stricken parents. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Film at the National Board of Review, and nine Ophir Awards.

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Keep the Change

July 30, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

While protagonist David struggles to come to terms with his own high-functioning autism, he unexpectedly falls for Sarah, a quirky and outgoing woman whose lust for life both irks and fascinates him. As their relationship evolves, Keep the Change blossoms into a refreshingly off-kilter story about the ups and downs of romantic life and the rewards of acceptance and mutual trust.

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Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds: The Conductor Zubin Mehta

July 30, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

A documentary that follows the dazzling international career of a musical maestro. Filled with stirring performances and interviews with friends, family, and colleagues, this globe-trotting biography is a magnificent tribute to a virtuoso and a true believer in the international language of music.

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August 2018

Classy Road

August 6, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

A film portrayal of the life and career of trailblazing Hollywood executive Marcia Nasatir who broke through the glass ceiling as the first woman to serve as VP of Production at a major Hollywood studio. Nasatir championed such classics as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky, Carrie, Coming Home, Apocalypse Now, and The Big Chill.

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The Cakemaker

August 6, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

Unwittingly united in grief by a closet affair, a gay German baker and his deceased lover’s weary Israeli widow seek mutual catharsis in this compassionate meditation on the human urge for connection. Mature content.

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Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion & To Be a Child Again-Israel

August 13, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion (a fifteen minute short): Hannah, a spirited seven-year-old girl from Dublin, can't wait to make her Holy Communion. The only problem is she’s Jewish! To Be a Child Again-Israel: A snapshot of Israel as seen through the lens of eleven children from different backgrounds and demographics. This candid view casts an intimate and personal light on Israel’s youth—what they see, how they think, what they learn—and the astonishing impact their thoughts and lives have on their…

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The Last Suit

August 13, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

Eighty-eight-year-old Abraham Bursztein feels that he’s about to be put out to pasture by his children who have sold his house in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and booked him into a retirement home. Refusing to bow to family pressure, Abraham sets off on an adventure halfway around the world to find the man who saved him from Auschwitz and to fulfill a promise he made years before. A poignant message of the enduring importance of family, friends, and honor.

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July 2019

Beneath the Ink & The Barn

July 8, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7

Beneath the Ink Inspired by current events, an Appalachia tattoo artist donates his services to erase symbols of hate from those seeking to reverse past, bigoted mistakes. The Barn A captivating and honest film of a Holocaust survivor and his granddaughter who travel to Poland and reunite with his savior as they al share a journey of memory and rediscovery. Co-produced by Nancy Spielberg and Rachel Kastner.

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I Heart NY & The Mamboniks

July 8, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10

I Heart NY Celebrated Hungarian-Jewish graphic designer Milton Glaser shares the inspiration behind the creation of his iconic I ♥ NY logo. His love affair with the Big Apple is reflected in breathtaking imagery of the city’s boundless energy and cultural diversity. The Mamboniks During the 1950s, free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo, a hot dance from Havana, Cuba. The film features this zany group of retirees, still dancing to the…

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Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

July 15, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7

An inspiring American success story recounts the life and times of modern journalism’s founding father, relevant to the ‘fake news’ era. This superbly crafted biography heralds freedom of the press at a time when First Amendment rights are challenged.

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Rescue Bus 300

July 15, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10

A powerful and tense docudrama tells the story of the 1984 hijacking and daring rescue of Bus 300 on its way from Tel Aviv to Ashkelon.

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The Accountant of Auschwitz

July 22, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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More than 40 years after serving as an SS officer at Auschwitz, Oskar Gröning told the world what he had done; his admission led to his trial for complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews. A new generation is reopening investigations against the living perpetrators of some of history’s worst crimes.

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Holy Lands

July 22, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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James Caan leads an all-star cast as a retired American cardiologist who leaves everything behind to become a pig farmer in Israel. This comedic family drama is a wry and moving tale of a dysfunctional family––with an ex-wife (Rosanna Arquette), an alienated son, and a perennial student daughter––striving for reconciliation and acceptance.

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Ask Dr. Ruth

July 29, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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A documentary portrait chronicling the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.

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Leona

July 29, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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A young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. There are no easy choices to be made as she struggles to take the best path.

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August 2019

Shoelaces

August 5, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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This tender family dramedy portrays the knotty relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned long before.

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The Unorthodox

August 5, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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A disenfranchised Sephardic father whose daughter is expelled from a prestigious religious school just for her ethnicity, launches the ultra- Orthodox Shas Party, a nascent challenge to the ruling Ashkenazi establishment in this lively, crowd-pleasing drama.

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93Queen

August 12, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Rachel “Ruchie” Freier is a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the ‘boys club’ in her community. She creates Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

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The Other Story

August 12, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Two rebellious young women, one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the comforts of faith, the other seeking to escape her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual and spiritual freedom, cross paths unexpectedly in Jerusalem in this empowering drama.

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October 2020

Virtual: winterFlicks: Herb Alpert Is….

October 31, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10

The first film is “Herb Alpert Is….”, renowned trumpeter, artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and legend. The “Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass” was #1 on the charts five times as well as achieving many gold and platinum honors. This film will be available for 30 days.    

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November 2020

Virtual: winterFlicks: Herb Alpert Is….

November 7, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10

The first film is “Herb Alpert Is….”, renowned trumpeter, artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and legend. The “Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass” was #1 on the charts five times as well as achieving many gold and platinum honors. This film will be available for 30 days.    

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Virtual: winterFlicks: Herb Alpert Is….

November 14, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10

The first film is “Herb Alpert Is….”, renowned trumpeter, artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and legend. The “Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass” was #1 on the charts five times as well as achieving many gold and platinum honors. This film will be available for 30 days.    

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Virtual: winterFlicks: Herb Alpert Is….

November 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10

The first film is “Herb Alpert Is….”, renowned trumpeter, artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and legend. The “Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass” was #1 on the charts five times as well as achieving many gold and platinum honors. This film will be available for 30 days.    

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Virtual: winterFlicks: Herb Alpert Is….

November 28, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2020

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10

The first film is “Herb Alpert Is….”, renowned trumpeter, artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and legend. The “Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass” was #1 on the charts five times as well as achieving many gold and platinum honors. This film will be available for 30 days.    

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December 2020

Virtual Winter Flicks: The Rabbi Goes West

December 10, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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The Rabbi Goes West portrays the different reactions of a Jewish community when a Chabad Rabbi from Brooklyn goes to Montana.

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February 2021

Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 18
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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Virtual WinterFlicks: Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story

February 28
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until March 1, 2021

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Lenox Memorial Middle & High School, 197 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

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