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SJCC to present ‘Magic Men;’ discussion to be led by Richard, Janie Garnett

Father and son on their travels  in the movie “Magic Men”  set for the SJCC Film festival.

SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady Jewish Community Center will present  “Magic Men” as a part of its annual Jewish Film Festival, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. Following the premiere of the film on Saturday a discussion led by Richard D. Garnett, and Janie E. Garnett will be featured,

In this film a Holocaust survivor and Israeli magician, Avraham, and his son, Yehuda, a devout Chasidic rapper, make a journey to Greece to find the man who had offered Avraham shelter and taught him magic during WWII. Compelled to bring Yehuda as his guardian, yet struggling with resentment over the piety of his son, Avraham and Yehuda are forced to confront their strained relationship and seek absolution and reconciliation during their travels.

“Magic Men,” is 98 minutes and was made in 2013. It is in Greek and Hebrew with English subtitles, organizers report that there is some adult content.

Tickets are $10 for non-JCC members and $5 members. Kosher refreshments are included. Information on this film or the entire Jewish Film Festival series may be obtained at  http://www.schenectadyjcc.org/arts/jewish-film-festival.

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