5-day Jewish Film Festival begins Wednesday The Jewish Film Festival, titled Examine Life Through a Different Lens, features a dozen films shown over five days. All films are free and open to the public. Go to www.slcfilmcenter.org for details, including whether the film is appropriate for children. The schedule is:

• Wednesday — Knowledge is the Beginning, a documentary following a youth orchestra, a musical group with the goal of furthering peaceful coexistence in the Middle East; at 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts, 138 W. 300 South.

• Thursday — Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust, a documentary examining how filmmakers saw the German scapegoating of Jews before, during and after the Second World War; at 1 p.m., University of Utah College of Social Work, Room 134; The Jews of Sefwi Wiawso, reflects on being an African American/Native American Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jew; at 7 p.m., I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 North Medical Drive.

• Friday — Ira & Abby, a romantic comedy; at 7 p.m., Rose Wagner Center; [email protected], a short movie about a 7-year-old boy who e-mails God with his questions; at 8 p.m., Temple Har Shalom, 3755 N. Brookside Court, Park City. At the same time, in another room at Temple Har Shalom, Mishehu Larutz Ito (Someone to Run With). The fictional story of a young musician and her dog and life on the backstreets of Jerusalem.

• Saturday — Making Trouble, a documentary about six great female comics — Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein; at 1:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Center; She's Got It, an Israeli-made farce about a bank robbery; 4 p.m., Rose Wagner Center; The Bubble, explores what happens when two friends living in Tel Aviv try to help their roommate connect with a gay Palestinian for purposes of romance; 7 p.m., Rose Wagner Center; Mauvaise Foi (Bad Faith), 8 p.m., Temple Har Shalom in Park City, the Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? of this decade, in which a young Jewish woman discovers she's pregnant by her Muslim boyfriend .

• Sunday — She's Got It, 9:15 a.m., Congregation Kol Ami, 2425 E. Heritage Way; Ira & Abby, 11 a.m., City Library Auditorium, 210 E. 400 South; Mauvaise Foi, 11:30 a.m., Rose Wagner Center; The Bubble, 1 p.m., City Library Auditorium; Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream, a documentary about the men who founded Hollywood from Harry Cohn to Adolph Zukor; at 1:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Center; Making Trouble, 3:15 p.m., City Library Auditorium; Mishehu Larutz Ito, 3:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Center; Orthodox Stance, about a Russian immigrant, professional boxer and religious Jew, who brings together these seeming incompatibilities into one life; 6 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, to be followed by a discussion with various rabbis.