Loading Events & Classes
All Events

Seven Blessings

Marie reunites with her relatives for her wedding, forcing them to confront the past while wrecking the present, in a tragic family comedy about fury, forgiveness and food.

Film screening features filmmaker discussion. Pre-film catered reception featuring live music is ticketed separately (details below, limited availability). Part of the William & Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

Get Tickets
7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 14
Gordon Center for Performing Arts
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, Maryland, 21117

May 14 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut
To honor Israel’s Independence Day on May 14, the film festival is excited to celebrate Israeli culture with you by sharing this Ophir Award-winning film along with a variety of exciting engagement opportunities.

Members of Trio Sefardi with their string instruments

Join us for a special pre-film reception featuring the music of Trio Sefardi, with Moroccan-Israeli inspired refreshments and a nosh to get you in the mood for the film. Light fare served at 5:00pm; music will begin at 6:00pm.

* Limited capacity, for Seven Blessings film ticket holders only. Reception and screening tickets sold separately. Reception not included in festival subscription packages.

About the Film
Marie was two years old when her mother gifted her to her infertile sister, a common Moroccan custom at the time. 40 years later, Marie travels from France to Israel, where her family now lives, for her wedding. Her warm and excited family is preparing for the custom of “Seven Blessings”—a week of festive meals in honor of the bride. But Marie’s presence also opens old wounds. Between family meals, secrets and lies are revealed. Marie is desperate for an apology although her family is sure she should be thanking them. View Film Trailer >[ Drama/Comedy | Israel 2023 | Dir: Ayelet Menahemi | 108 minutes | Arabic, Hebrew, & French with English subtitles ]

Winner of ten Ophir Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay (Award of the Israeli Film Academy); Israel’s entry for Best International Feature Film Oscar

Guest Speaker via Zoom: Filmmaker Ronen Ben Tal
Following the screening, enjoy a discussion with producer Ronen Ben Tal, who leads a boutique production company dedicated to creating feature films, documentaries, and series that share unique cinematic perspectives and exciting stories.

Part of The 36th Annual William & Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival. Film selections curated by the Festival Committee.

Get Film Festival Tickets

Individual Screening Tickets: $16 | Subscription to All Films: $60 | Support the Festival as a Best Supporting Actor: $100

BSA patrons will be admitted to the theatre 10 minutes prior to general audiences for each screening.

YAMIM Hashoah | Hazikaron | Haatzmaut

This program is proudly supported by the Israel Engagement Fund: A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.

Get your tickets today!

Join us this season for music, dance, comedy, family fun and more, LIVE on the Gordon Stage!