13th annual Jewish Film Festival

The 13th annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, currently running through Nov. 11, brings critically acclaimed, international film productions, as well as discussions with filmmakers and scholars, to Regal Cinema Commerce Center, 2399 Route 1 South, North Brunswick.

The festival is sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and made possible through a grant from the Karma Foundation.

The film schedule is as follows:

 “Five Brothers,” a fast-paced thriller set within the tightly knit Algerian Jewish community in France; Nov. 1 at 3:15 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 9:15 p.m.

 “The Flat,” about a 98-year-old grandmother who leaves behind objects, pictures, letters and documents that tell her family’s history when she dies; Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 11:45 a.m.

 “My Australia” focuses on 10-yearold Tadek and his older brother who belong to a gang with a strong anti-Semitic bent in the 1960s; Nov. 3 at 7:15 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 4:45 p.m.

 “Remembrance” depicts a love story that blossomed in a Nazi concentration camp in Poland in 1944; Nov. 3 at 9:30 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.

 “Nicky’s Family” tells of how Sir Nicholas Winton arranged visas and admission to British families for nearly 700 European Jewish children; Nov. 4 at 11:30 a.m. and Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.

 “Hava Nagila” reveals the power of one song to transmit lessons across generations and bridge cultural divides; Nov. 4 at 7:15 p.m.

 “Dusk” interweaves four stories involving parent-child relationships; Nov. 4 at 2:15 p.m.

 “Foreign Letters,” the story of 12- year-old Ellie’s family’s emigration from Israel to Connecticut; Nov. 4 at 4:45 p.m.

 “Orchestra of Exiles,” tells the story of Bronislaw Huberman, the acclaimed Polish violinist who rescued some of the world’s finest musicians from Nazi Germany and founded the Israel Philharmonic; Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m.

 “Free Men” depicts a young Algerian man challenged to make a decision when he finds a friend hiding Jews in Germanoccupied Paris; Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 8 7:30 p.m.

 In “Lenin in October,” a man will inherit money to open his own restaurant in Israel as long as he names the restaurant “Red October” and features a bust of Lenin; Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

 “Kaddish for a Friend,” about a Muslim teen and his family moving into Berlin’s Kreuzberg area; Nov. 8 at 12:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

 “Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment,” tells of the first 100 years of Israel’s kibbutz movement as a new generation struggles to ensure its survival; Nov. 11 at noon.

 “Footnote,” the story of a rivalry between a father and son; Nov. 11 at 2:15 p.m. .

 “Hitler’s Children” chronicles descendants of the most powerful figures in the Nazi regime, whose inherited family legacies left them permanently associated with one of the greatest crimes in history; Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m.

 “Life in Stills,” the story of Miriam Weissenstein, 96, and “Music Man Murray,” about a man who has almost half a million records; Nov. 11 at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets are $6-12 and available online, by mail, at the Bildner Center, and at Trio Gifts, 246 Raritan Ave., Highland Park, or one hour prior to the start of the first day’s screening. Details: 732-932-4166.