When Comedy Went to School will open the 17th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), set to run from January 23-February 3 2014.

MJFF is backed by the Center For The Advancement Of Jewish Education’s and overall will showcase 30 films.

Among the anticipated highlights will be screenings of Israel’s foreign-language Oscar submission Bethlehem and Argentina’s entry The German Doctor, as well as Israeli box office hit Hunting Elephants starring Patrick Stewart.

Festival orgnaisers have also lined up the Florida premiere of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida, the 30th anniversary presentation of Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose hosted by Whit Stillman and the 75th anniversary of Molly Picon’s musical comedy Mamele, featuring a live choir performance.

“We are proud to share these films with our community, whose stories open the eyes and ignite our hearts,” said MJFF director Igor Shteyrenberg.“In this revitalising year for MJFF, we hope to continue to grow and inspire new audiences through the power of film to effect change in attitude, opinion, and cultural understanding.”

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