Did someone punch his Adams apple? After audiences have spent an inordinate amount of energy pondering Batmans voice, the Jewish Film Festival comes as a welcome relief. Forget Christian Accused Mother-Assaulter Bale; the characters in the festival selections have grown-up issues. Take aging writer Max Kohn (Otto Tausig) in Love Comes Lately. Kohn nods off on an Amtrak train and awakens with the sexual need of a desperate man. If watching lusty old men isnt your bag, try watching lusty young women in Secret Passage. Two sisters flee the Spanish Inquisition only to find a vigorous Italian noble who tears the family apart. Both movies seek joy even in darkness, a unique talent of the Jewish community. (Eat your heart out, Batman.)
Grow up at the Cosford Cinema, University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Dr., Coral Gables. Screenings take place at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Regular admission is $11. Call 305-573-7304.
Sun., Aug. 17, 2008