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Fathers, other inspirational figures mark Jewish Film Festival offerings

Henry David (left), Sasson Gabai, and Sarah Adler in “Restoration.’’ Henry David (left), Sasson Gabai, and Sarah Adler in “Restoration.’’ (Menemsha Films)
By Loren King
Globe Correspondent / October 30, 2011

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At the advanced (for a film festival) age of 23, the Boston Jewish Film Festival, which runs Nov. 2-13, has matured into New England’s largest Jewish cultural event. But the films remain its focus and its core. Among the memorable characters in the 32 features and documentaries this year are a newspaper reporter doggedly investigating allegations of sexual abuse against a rabbi, a nebbish professor who commits a crime of passion, and the most famous bisexual Jewish radical intellectual poet you’ve never heard of.

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