The 9th annual Charlotte Jewish Film Festival will showcase a hefty number of titles during its run, starting today and playing through March 17. The opening night reception will feature Hava Nagila (The Movie), a documentary that examines the history of the popular song and includes appearances by Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis and Leonard Nimoy. Director Roberta Grossman will be in attendance at the event, which will also include a dessert reception and musical entertainment. Other movies that will be screened during the course of the festival include Paris-Manhattan, a romantic comedy about a young woman's obsession with Woody Allen, and A.K.A. Doc Pomus, a documentary about the songwriter who penned such hits as "Viva Las Vegas" and "This Magic Moment." Costs and locations of films vary. For details, visit www.charlottejewishfilm.com.
Price: All-Festival Pass: $85; Opening night reception: $25