KIDNAPPED - Long Island Jewish Film Festival


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Fri, May 3 7:00 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, May 5 7:00 PM


2nd Annual Long Island Jewish Film Festival
Curated by David Schwartz, Curator at Large at the Museum of the Moving Image
Friday, May 3rd at 7 PM
& Sunday, May 5th at 7 PM
$16 Public | $10 Members

The great Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio, now 84, has made one of the most stylish and operatic films of his career. Kidnapped depicts the scandalous true story of Edgardo Mortara, a six-year-old Jewish boy who, in 1858, was baptized by his caretaker, and abducted from his family by order of the Pope, to be raised as a Catholic. Edgardo became the center of an international firestorm as his parents fought to retrieve their child from the clutches of a ruthless theocratic government; the case led to historical change. (Italy, France, Germany, 2023, 134 mins, Italian, Hebrew, Latin | Dir. Marco Bellocchio)

For the full festival schedule, click here.