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16th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film to light up the Silver Screen

Jan. 24 - Feb. 1 at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Dec. 22, 2008) – Tidewater Community College hosts the 16th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Jan. 24 - Feb. 1, through a continuing partnership with the Jewish Community Center.

 

TCC and the Marilyn and Marvin Simon Jewish Community Center are proud to once again bring this rich cultural tradition to the Hampton Roads community. With each passing year, the festival has grown and matured, providing a cinematic feast and cultural celebration.

The eight-day festival will feature a wide variety of films, appealing to a cross-section of tastes and viewpoints – from the opening night presentation ofNoodle (Israel, 2007) in Hebrew and Chinese with English subtitles, directed by Ayelet Menahemi, to The Pawnbroker (1964) starring Rod Steiger, running Jan. 29.

The film festival is free to all TCC employees and students with a valid ID card. Click here for a complete list of the films, and for ticket information.

Call the JCC for more information on the festival or visit their website at www.jewishva.org/filmfestival.

 

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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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