WESTVILLE – Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series, in cooperation with the Michigan City Public Library and the Blossom & Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple, presents a Jewish Film Festival from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City.
The film festival is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Two documentary films will be presented that offer a look at the lives of individuals facing differing life circumstances.
• “Deli Man” (2015) PG-13
Documentary • Director: Erik Anjou
The delicatessen remains a beloved site of Jewish culture. Comical owners and celebs like Alan Dershowitz give “expert testimony” at iconic delis like Katz’s. You’ll leave hungry for pastrami and matzoh-ball soup! (91 minutes)
• “The Wedding Plan” (2016) PG
Comedy • Director: Rama Burshtein
Four weeks before Michal’s big Orthodox Jewish wedding, her fiancé calls it off. Oy vey! Zany Michal trusts fate: She does not cancel the wedding and puts it all on the line for happiness. A rom-com, complete with matchmaker. (110 minutes)
PNW’s Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features events throughout the year. More information can be found at https://www.pnw.edu/arts-culture/art-collections-and-special-programs/ or contacting Judy Jacobi, assistant vice chancellor of University Art Collections & Special Programs at 219-785-5593
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a student-centered university that values academic excellence, supports growth and celebrates diversity. Located in Northwest Indiana, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.