The 10th annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival heads into the homestretch tonight (Jan. 26) with six movies at five different venues through Sunday evening.
Tonight’s attraction: the Israeli drama "Seven Minutes in Heaven," about a young Jerusalem woman trying to regain her memory following a suicide bombing; it’s at 7 p.m. at the South Point.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, UNLV’s Greenspun Hall hosts "Breath Made Visible," a Swiss documentary focusing on American dance pioneer Anna Halperin, presented by director Ruedi Gerber. (That one’s a free screening, with limited seating.)
Late great Tony Curtis takes on the title role of "Lepke" — alias Murder Inc. leader Louis "Lepke" Buchalter — at 5 p.m. Saturday at downtown’s Historic Fifth Street School. Another free screening with limited seating, this one’s a tie-in with the future Mob Museum, presented by Mayor Oscar Goodman and the Mob Museum’s Jonathan Ullman.
The romantic comedy "Adam" and the Winston Churchill documentary "Walking With Destiny" screen at 1 and 4 p.m., respectively, at the Adelson Educational Campus in Summerlin; "Walking With Destiny" director Richard Trank is scheduled to attend.
The festival wraps at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Palms’ Brenden Theatres with the Las Vegas premiere of "Howl," starring Oscar nominee James Franco as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, followed by a closing-night bash.
Except for free programs, festival screenings are $10; schedule and ticket information is available online at www.jfsalv.org.