“Activism: Making Change,” is the theme of the 12th annual Teaneck International Film Festival, set for November 2 to 5.
The festival will include independent features, documentaries, and shorts; talkbacks with filmmakers and actors; a film “Fanny’s Journey,” based on a real Holocaust story about the courage of children, sponsored by the Jewish Standard; “Birthright: A War Story,” a documentary about the attack on women’s reproductive rights sponsored by the Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women and Senator Loretta Weinberg; “Kid Flix Mix” with host Bob McGrath, and “Newton,” a dark comedy from India about voting rights sponsored by the Teaneck League of Women Voters. There also will be family fare, selections to lift the spirits, and other films that will encourage discussion and debate about vital issues: minority rights, LGBTQ concerns, bullying, bigotry, autism, injustice, the environment, and more. Ticket sales start in October; opening night is Thursday, November 2. Saturday night is the “Centerpiece Event” — food, wine, film, fun. Find details and updates about films, tickets, and directions at www.teaneckfilmfestival.org or by calling (201) 203-1723.