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KCJFF Crescendo

Crescendo

August 4

Rating: R
Length: 1 hr 52 min
Language: English/German
Single Film Ticket: $12

Tickets will be available for purchase until 8 pm the second night the film runs (August 5). Note that the film is only available during the 48-hour window beginning at 12:01 on August 4, not 48 hours from time of purchase.


 

This film will be available for viewing for 48 hours. It will become available at 12:01 am on August 4 and be taken down at 11:59 pm August 5. The link to the film will be emailed once your e-ticket(s) have been purchased. 1 e-ticket now = 1 Virtual Household. This film can be viewed on your cell phone, tablet, computer, or even your tv, if you have that capability! (Need help? Check out our FAQs.)

FREE* Zoom Talk-Back featuring Michael Ochs on August 5 at 8:30 pm

About Michael: American songwriter, Michael Hunter Ochs, who happens to be Jewish, visited the Middle East and met award-winning peace activist and poet, Alaa Alshaham, who happens to be a Palestinian Muslim. Although the two found harmony in their music and dialogue, they quickly realized that their historically divided people don’t know each other at all. They’ve been dedicated to changing this status quo ever since. Find out more about their non-profit and efforts at https://thepursuitofharmony.com/

Synopsis:

When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck (Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann) accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or the constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, on and off-stage alike. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? With the first glimmer of hope, however, the political opponents of the orchestra show them how strong they are.

Awards:

  • Audience Award, San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2020
  • "Rheingold" Audience Award, Festival of German Films Ludwigshafen (Germany) 2019
  • Gershon Klein Film Award for "Best German Film with Jewish Issue, Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg (Germany) 2019

 

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* With the purchase of e-ticket for Crescendo.

 

THANK YOU to our 2020 KC Jewish Film Festival Sponsors and Donors!

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KCJFF Frequently Asked Questions

Will the same movies that were originally planned be available virtually?

Are there “showtimes” or a schedule as in years past?

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TECH TIPS

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Disclaimer: While KCJFF will attempt to make at-home viewing as seamless as possible, we are not qualified nor able to resolve every issue that may arise, especially those that may be a function of your home internet/TV provider. We are committed to making sure that at a minimum you are able to view the film at home the device on which you receive/read your emails, but we may or may not be able to ensure that you are able to view the film on the variety of potential devices beyond that.

 

Questions? Contact the Box Office at (913) 327-8054 or by e-mail.

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