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The Insiders: Sold out toons? D’oh! But don’t miss the rest of the Jewish Film Festival today

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

There’s a show on Fox, maybe you’ve heard of it, called The Simpsons. With any luck, it will gain some traction in popular culture and become a television mainstay. A writer from the show, Mike Reiss, is in Concord today as part of the 5th annual New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival. We were all set to tell you about his appearance as part of the Jews in Toons screening, but it’s already sold out. There may be hope for the animated series yet!

But just because you can’t see Reiss without staking out his car (note: Don’t stake out his car), doesn’t mean you have to miss all the action as the festival wraps up today.

At 1 p.m., Red River Theatres will be showing Present Continuous in the Lincoln Financial Cinema (in Hebrew, with English subtitles). It’s a story about an Israeli mother who barricades her family inside their home to protect them from ongoing political dispute. That’s weird – whenever our moms barricaded us in the house, they said it was for everyone elses’s protection.

At 3:30 p.m., you can catch Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story, a film about Yonatan Netanyahu, brother of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who was killed in 1976.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit redrivertheatres.org.

(Email the Insiders at
insiders@cmonitor.com.)

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