Film Festivals

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The Bama Theatre has been home to several film festivals throughout the years.

Jewish Film Festival

Tuscaloosa’s inaugural Jewish Film Festival took place in 2003 through a partnership between Temple Emanu-El and the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County. The festival was established with the goals of introducing local audiences to the best of Jewish filmmaking and expanding cultural and social understanding. Now in its eighth year, the festival has grown to include specific areas of Jewish culture such as food.

10th Annual Jewish Film Festival – March 24 – 27, 2012

The Yankles / Kosher / In Heaven Underground / Cantor on Trial / Inside Hana’s Suitcase / Seven Minutes in Heaven

9th Annual Jewish Film Festival – March 26 – 29, 2011

The Klezmatics / Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg / Ajami  / eHoly Rollers

8th Annual Jewish Film Festival – February 27 – March 2, 2010

A Serious Man / Who the Jew Are You? / Holy Land Hardball / A Matter of Size / Hey, Hey It’s Esther Blueburger 

7th Annual Jewish Film Festival – January 24 – 27, 2009

The Counterfeiters / Circumcise Me / Matzo and Mistletoe / Bound for Gory / Let My People Grow / Noodle / Jewno / Then She Found Me

6th Annual Jewish Film Festival – February 23 – 25, 2008

Black Book / The Rape of Europa / California Shmeer / The Bubble / Naturalized / Arranged

5th Annual Jewish Film Festival  – April 14 – 17, 2007

Live and Become (Va, vis et deviens) /  Sister Rose’s Passion / Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Die letzten Tage) / Metallic Blues  / West Bank Story  / Everything is Illuminated

4th Annual Jewish Film Festival – April 1 – 4, 2006

Ushpizin / Salaam Shalom / Delta Jews / Go for Zucker / Fateless

3rd Annual Jewish Film Festival – April 9 – 16, 2005

Walk on Water / A Good Uplift / The New Old Country / Crossing Delancey / Divan / Prisoner of Paradise / Gloomy Sunday

2nd Annual Jewish Film Festival – February 28 – 29 and March 7 – 8, 2004 

Left Luggage / god@heaven / Keep on Walking: Joshua Nelson, the Jewish Gospel Singer / A Trumpet in the Wadi / Trembling Before G_D

Jewish Film Festival – February 15 – 18, 2003

Shalom Y’all / From Swastika to Jim Crow / The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg / Late Marriage / Promises

Bama Theatre Marquee lit up at night.

German Film Festival

October 2006

October 6, Good By Lenin

October 7, Emil und die Detektive and The Harmonists

October 8, Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei

Bama Theatre Marquee lit up at night.
Group of people standing in theater lobby.

Japanese Film Festival

March, 2006

March 6, Sasame-yuki

March 7, Bakushû

Group of people standing in theater lobby.