Author Macadam to appear at Jewish Film Festival April 13-14

Event screenings begin April 10; welcome reception set for 5:30 p.m.
March 24, 2024

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will host Heather Dune Macadam, acclaimed author of “Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz,” for the screening of her film “999: The Forgotten Girls,” at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 13, during the Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival at the Cinema Art Theater.

Ticket holders will have the opportunity to engage in a post-panel discussion with Macadam.

Macadam will return for the 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14 screening of “The Story of Annette Zelman,” which inspired her second book, "Star Crossed: A True WWII Romeo and Juliet Love Story in Hitler's Paris," based on Zelman’s life.

She will sign books before or after each film screening, in partnership with Browseabout Books of Rehoboth Beach. For timing details, and to view complete listings of films and purchase tickets, go to

“The Catskills” producer Lex Gillespie will host a live post-panel discussion about the film following the screening that starts at 5 p.m., April 14.

A welcome reception for this year’s festival is set for 5:30 p.m, Wednesday, April 10. Ticket holders attending the 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. screenings are invited.

A closing reception is set for 3:45 p.m, April 14. Attendees for Sunday's 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. screenings are invited. Both receptions will be held in the theater lobby.

This year’s festival program will offer a selection of 11 films ranging from documentaries and features to foreign titles. Tickets are $12 per film. 

Thanks go to the festival’s premier sponsor, the Jewish Federation of Delaware.

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