Filmmakers bring two very different offerings to Jewish Film Festival

Nancy Spielberg Israeli Air Force film

Nancy Spielberg’s film “Above and Beyond” focuses on the pilots involved with the creation of the Israeli Air Force/Houston Chronicle

Two prominent filmmakers will provide bookends for the 2015 Houston Jewish Film Festival, which gets underway Sunday.

Early in the lineup, Nancy Spielberg — sister of three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg and a filmmaker in her own right — will attend the Wednesday screening of “Above and Beyond,” her film that tells the stories of nonagenarian men who formed the Israeli Air Force after fighting in World War II.

On the closing night, Israeli director Dani Menkin will attend the screening of his comedy “Is That You?”

This is the 11th year for the film festival, which will show 27 films through March 22 at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston and River Oaks Theatre.

Read more of my article “Filmmakers bring two very different offerings to Jewish Film Festival” in the Houston Chronicle.

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