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Fresh faces at Boston Jewish Film Festival

With a new artistic director, Amy Geller, at the helm, the Boston Jewish Film Festival kicks off its 24th year on Wednesday. The lineup puts a particular emphasis on young Israeli filmmakers, many presenting debut films at this year’s event.

“Israeli cinema is like the indie film scene of the 1990s,” says Geller. “First-time directors working with low budgets are turning out provocative and amazing films.”

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