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As festival founder and director Joshua Abbey emphasizes every year, the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is for everyone. "Our goal with this annual film festival is to make quality Jewish films available to the local community—Jewish and non-Jewish alike," Abbey said in the announcement for this year's festival, the 16th edition. That makes the LVJFF Nevada's longest-running film festival, and its track record of bringing to town diverse, accomplished and challenging films (most of which would never be seen locally otherwise) continues with this year's program. The lineup includes the most popular film at Jewish film festivals in the past year (Israeli comedy The Women's Balcony); documentaries about poet Bob Kaufman, songwriter Marvin Hamlisch and the 1977 Maccabi Tel-Aviv basketball team; and the 1953 Kirk Douglas post-Holocaust drama The Juggler, in honor of Douglas' 100th birthday. Filmmakers are scheduled to be on hand for screenings of documentaries On the Map and Aida's Secrets and stage adaptation Wrestling Jerusalem, and local Jewish scholars and cultural figures will bring their expertise to moderating other screenings. Days & times vary, $10 per screening, $50 passes, lvjff.org. –Josh Bell Las Vegas Jewish FiLm FestiVaL at Various Locations M O V I E S 14 L o o k i n g F o r e V e n m o r e ? F l i p t o p a g e 7 0 F o r o u r e x p a n d e d l i s t i n g s thru january 29 The latest single from Wesley Eisold's decade- old project, Au- gust's "The Idea of Love," reaf- firmed his com- mitment to dark and disquieting synth-rock. His latest Vegas visit will feature Drab Majesty, another artist who should appeal to fans of post-punk and electronics, as the opener. $15. –Spencer Patterson coLD caVe at Bunkhouse saLoon 12 thu., 8 p.m. The French technique of cooking meats in a vacuum- sealed container in temperature- controlled water renders steaks supremely deli- cious. Learn how to master the cooking style and make easy, memorable meals at home. $55 per person, $99 per couple, 2053 Pama Lane. –Leslie Ventura sous ViDe cooking cLass at artisanaL FooDs 15 Sun., 6 p.m. Trust Us Trust Us Trust Us E V E r y t h I n g y O u a b S O l u t E ly, p O S I t I V E ly M u S t g E t O u t a n d d O t h I S w E E k Stop! In the name of Motown the Musical. (Joan Marcus/Courtesy) 06 0 1 . 1 2 . 1 7 L a s V e g a s W e e k Ly

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