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The Ring Family Jewish Film Festival

This year’s festival has been canceled due to the national public health emergency.

The Ring Family Jewish Film Festival presents three to four films during the fall and spring of each academic year. Join us for a different film focusing on Jewish life, history, tradition, and or culture as you enjoy pre-movie refreshments.

The film festival is funded by the Ring Family Fund and sponsored by Oberlin Hillel and the Jewish Studies Program Committee.

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Past Events

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The Ring Family Jewish Film Festival - Son of Saul

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
8:00 pm
Hallock Auditorium

FIlm: Son of Saul Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, a Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz crematoriums who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes...

Film poster. A film by Samir. Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs: the Iraqi Connection.

The Ring Family Jewish Film Festival - Forget Baghdad

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
8:00 pm
Hallock Auditorium

FIlm: Forget Baghdad A filmic reflection about the stereotypes of "Jew" and "Arab" through 100 years of film contrasted with the history of Jewish communists from Iraq. The...

Film poster: 1945. With Cyrillic writing.

The Ring Family Jewish Film Festival - 1945

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
8:00 pm
Hallock Auditorium

Film: 1945 12 August 1945, 11 AM: Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. In the shadow of Russian occupation, the people of the village are...

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The Ring Family Jewish Film Festival: The City Without Jews

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
8:00 pm
Wilder Hall (Student Union)

The Ring Family Jewish Film Festival continues this spring with three silent films during the first three weeks of April. The City Without Jews At the end of WWI, inflation is soaring, and the...

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The Ring Family Jewish Film Festival: The Ancient Law

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:00 pm
Hotel at Oberlin

The Ring Family Jewish Film Festival continues this spring with three silent films during the first three weeks of April. The Ancient Law with live musical accompaniment This silent film from 1923 (a...