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Frozen in Film – Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival, Where Is Elle Kari And What Happened To Noriko-San?

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

Where Is Elle Kari And What Happened To Noriko-San?

February 12th, 2:00pm (part of Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival $5 advance | $10 door)
A poignant reminder of vanishing childhood, this documentary follows Israeli filmmaker Dvorit Shargal as she searches from Finland to Japan and Holland to Israel for the subjects of the popular 1950’s children’s book series, Children of the World. Created by the Jewish-Swedish photographer Anna Riwkin-Brick, many of the books were written by Astrid Lingren. A film by Dvorit Shargal (in Hebrew, English, Japanese and Swedish, with English subtitles)

The film is shown as part of the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival with a separate charge to support the festival. $5 in Advance | $10 at the Door.
Tickets available at or by calling (952) 381-3499.

Nice People

February 22nd, 6:30 pm 
Join the Somali Museum and the American Swedish Institute to celebrate this unique multi-cultural sports team story! Young men who fled the war in Somalia now live in a rural Swedish town where integration is tough. Local entrepreneur Patrik Andersson gets an idea; why not use sports to bring people together? The goal: to create the first ever Somali national bandy team and make it to the World Championship in Siberia. This is a story about racism and fear, but also about bravery and facing new challenges. Directors Karin af Klintberg, Anders Helgeson. Shown with “Swedish” styled popcorn & Somali Tea (shaah). 

Short Films Compilation 

March 8th, 1:00 pm or March 15th, 6:30 pm
With a rich and exciting variety of styles, these short films show the breadth and quality of contemporary Swedish filmmaking. Highlighting images and voices seldom found in the cinema, the films share an unmistakable Nordic streak of dark humor. Compilation from Uppsala International Short Film Festival.


All film screenings are free. Pre-registration is not required. The Feb. 12 Jewish Film Festival has a fee of $5 in advance/$10 at the door.

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