UNLV Staff to Moderate at the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival

Jan. 2, 2019

The Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival presents The Museum, an eye-opening documentary about the Israel Museum with moderators Alisha Kerlin, director of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, and Marcus Civin, chair of UNLV Department of Art.

The Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival (LVJFF) will continue to present informative and entertaining contemporary global Jewish cinema for the entire community beginning with the opening night film, “The Museum,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Century Theatres at South Point Hotel & Casino, 9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd. The festival will screen films at various venues around the Las VegasValley through Jan. 27.

All films will be presented free of charge on a first-come, limited seating basis. Moderators will provide introductions and post-screening discussions with the audience.

For a complete program schedule, visit www.lvjff.org.

LVJFF shares insight into Jewish identity, history and culture, promoting solidarity with Israel and remembrance of the Holocaust. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The 2019 LVJFF is dedicated in honor of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh mass shooting at L’Simcha Congregation (Tree of Life) earlier this year.

LVJFF is presented with major support provided by Desert Space Foundation, Adelson Family Foundation, Israeli American Council, Adelson Educational Campus, Las Vegas Review-Journal, South Point Hotel Casino, National Endowment for the Humanities, Nevada Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, Jewish Nevada/Jewish Community Center, Anti-Defamation League and Jewish National Fund. Additional support is provided by Las Vegas Clark County Library District, UNLV Libraries Jewish Heritage Project, Brenden Theatres, Imagine Communications and numerous generous individual contributors.

THE MUSEUM

2017, Israel | 74 minutes

7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10

Century Theatres at South Point Hotel & Casino

Hosted by: Israeli American Council

Housing one of the world’s great collections of art and antiquities, the IsraelMuseum poses for its own complex portrait in this elegant observational documentary, revealing its central role in the complicated narrative of a nation.