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Jan. 21-29 at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
FREE to TCC students and employees: Film Schedule
{Related story, photos – students prepare kosher desserts}

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 12, 2012) – Tidewater Community College hosts the 19th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Jan. 21-29, through a continuing partnership with the Jewish Community Center.

TCC and the Simon Family Jewish Community Center are proud to once again bring this rich cultural tradition to the Hampton Roads community. The nine-day festival features a wide variety of films, appealing to a cross-section of tastes and viewpoints.

The gala opening night features Mabul (The Flood), an uplifting family drama centered around the upcoming Bar Mitzvah of Yoni, whose life at age 13 is very complicated. An honest and coherent story of Yoni and his family, Mabul (The Flood) was nominated for six Israeli Oscars, including Best Picture. Enjoy the musical stylings of the Jewish Community Chorus, Shir Darom, before the movie.

Immediately following the movie, celebrate Yoni's Bar Mitzvah party prepared by TCC Culinary students across the street from the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center at Todd Rosenlieb Dance Center, 325 Granby St., Norfolk.

Other films include Mal Vincent’s pick, Crossfire, nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. This 1947 thriller was a landmark in its time for Hollywood’s treatment of anti-Semitism. Starring Robert Mitchum with Academy Award nominated performances by Robert Ryan and Gloria Grahame. Virginian Pilot film critic Mal Vincent will once again be in attendance to introduce the movie and offer some of his fabulously entertaining stories. Reception in Mal Vincent’s honor immediately following the film.

The film festival is free to all TCC employees and students with a valid ID card. Click here for a complete schedule of the films, and for ticket information. The general public can contact the JCC to purchase tickets. Film trailers also can be found on the website. The festival, a valuable community resource, gives TCC faculty the opportunity to include these works and discussions about them in their classrooms.


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Solutions Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit