NVJFF Shabbat Expression - Igor and the Cranes' Journey (Igor VeMasa Ha'Agurim)
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Fairfax, VA
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Our Shabbat Expression program connects Jewish families to the JCCNV. Join us on a journey of wonder and learning as we watch "Igor and the Cranes' Journey." This film, best suited of ages 10 and up, tells the story of young boy on his journey of Aliyah (migration to Israel). After the film stay for a short discussion and community Havdallah.
March 21 update The program for children 9 and under has been cancelled due to low registration. The film will be shown as scheduled.
Igor and the Cranes' Journey Directed by Evgeny Ruman | Based on the novel of same title by Aki Shavit | Israel/Germany/Poland | 2013 | 90 minutes | Hebrew/Russian with subtitles | Family/Feature
A charming fable about migration and the meaning of home. An estranged father and 11-year-old son are brought together by a young crane named Karl as they trace a family of birds on their migratory journey from Russia to Africa. When Igor's mother decides for both of them to migrate from Russia to Israel, Igor attempts to draw his father closer and earn acceptance from his classmates by coming up with an extraordinary plan to build a watering hole for Karl and the cranes' stopover in Israel. With exquisite cinematography and sensitive script, this is a perfect film for dreamers ages 10 and up. Winner of the Jury Prize of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival
The 14th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, runs March 20-30. Most films will be shown at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic.
Igor and the Cranes' Journey will also screen at Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic on these dates. See separate listing to purchase tickets. Wednesday, March 26, 12:30pm (school groups welcome; study guide available) Sunday, March 30, 2:45pm
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (View)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031