This year’s showcase opens with Little Simico’s Big Fantasy. The 2011 comedy stars Simico, a man of simple ambitions gone larger than life. His modest existence working at a hummus joint is disrupted when he takes a photography class and becomes inspired to create a film about strippers. The ensuing adventure is a testament to the joys of community and the importance of dreaming big.
Other films in the showcase are Salsa Tel Aviv, a romantic comedy about a Mexican woman who has followed her husband to Israel, where they both become dance teachers, and The Policeman, the story of an Israeli anti-terrorist officer and the criminals he pursues, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1972.
7:30 today, July 19 and August 23. Jewish Community Center, 5601 South Braeswood. For information, call 713-729-3200 or visit www.erjcchouston.org.
Wed., June 20, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., July 19, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2012