Mystery, medical marijuana, meddlesome mothers, bacon — everything’s fair game at the 28th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival.
The fest kicks off on Nov. 9 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre with the local premiere of “A.K.A. Nadia,” an award-winner at the 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival, about a Palestinian woman who adopts a new identity as an Israeli Jew. There’s a nice mix of gravitas and levity throughout. Screen “Sand Storm,” about gender inequality in a Bedouin village; attend a podcast taping of Ronna & Beverly, a traveling relationship chat show hosted by zany Jewish moms from the North Shore (a favorite at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles); or explore the roots of Jewish comedy with “The Last Laugh,” followed by a chat with Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, who wrote “The Big Book of Jewish Humor.”
There’s also BJFF Jr., an afternoon movie series for families, and FreshFlix, a short film competition for young professionals at the Somerville Theatre with a filmmaker meet-and-greet at Orleans restaurant.
Screenings and events take place at theaters throughout the area until Nov. 21. Find the schedule and buy tickets at www.bjff.org