South Bay Jewish Film Series opening next week in San Jose

In "Late Summer Blues" (Hebrew with English subtitles), a 1970 Tel Aviv high school graduating class, facing induction into the army, attempts a last fling at freedom. It will screen at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 and at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. It was shot in Israel in 1987.

Faye Dunaway is an American reporter assigned to cover an Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem in "Double Edge" (English). The film, made by Amos Kollek, son of former Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek, will screen at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, and at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. It was shot in Israel in 1992.

"Yiddle With His Fiddle" (Yiddish with English subtitles) will screen at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. The classic comedy stars Molly Picon disguised as a boy who fiddles his way through the Polish countryside and the streets of Warsaw. It was filmed in Poland in 1936.

Finally, "The Good Deed" (English) a 13-minute short filmed in 1992 about bar mitzvahs in America, screens at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. It will be followed by "Echoes That Remain" (English) a 1994 film narrated by Martin Landau and produced by the Wiesenthal Center's new film department. "The Good Deed" director Ben Brand will make a guest appearance at the Nov. 5 showing.

Tickets are as follows:

Evening series: $25 adults, $18 seniors and students. Matinee series: $18 adults, $10 seniors and students.

Evening individual shows: $7.50 adults, $5 seniors and students. Matinee individual shows: $5 adults, $3 seniors and students.

Sunday matinee is $3.50, $2 for children age 12 and under.

The patron ticket price is $65 for the series, and includes an opening night reception at J. Lohr Winery across the street from the Towne Theater.

Sponsoring the series are Metro Newspapers and the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Greater San Jose. For information, call (408) 450-8886.