Dark comedy highlights 29th Boston Jewish Film Festival

November 5, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Jewish Film Festival kicks off next week, with movies about Hedy Lamarr and a dark comedy about Jews in the immediate aftermath of World War II among the highlights.

The 29th edition of the festival opens Wednesday and runs through Nov. 20. Screenings will be held at cinemas across Greater Boston.

Key films include “Bye Bye Germany,” directed by Sam Garbarski, which also was screened at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. The movie is set in Frankfurt in 1946, where Jews remaining in displaced persons camps draw up new postwar rules to survive.

On Nov. 15, the festival will screen “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” about the Austrian-American starlet who went on to make contributions to the technology that eventually would produce cellular phones and Wi-Fi.

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