Late Night Thursdays

To provide patrons with more time to experience the Flint Institute of Arts, each Thursday, the FIA is open late. In addition to the art galleries, the Museum Shop and The Palette Café are open. On select nights, enjoy special programs as highlighted below. It’s a great way to wind down the week.

Flint Jewish Film Festival Preview

A presentation of the Flint Jewish Federation and the Flint Institute of Arts

Not Quite Kosher

April 4 | 7p | FIA Theater | Free Admission

Join us for a complimentary film as we kick off our 20th Annual Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival.

ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT. To save the synagogue of the once largest Jewish community in the world from being shut down, Ben, an ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Jew visiting Jerusalem, is sent out to be the desperately needed tenth man for the ceremonies of Pesach. Having missed his plane and been kicked off the bus in the Sinai Desert, his last hope is Adel, a grumpy Bedouin looking for his camel. When their car breaks down, it becomes a matter of their very survival. Although rescued by the monks of St. Catherine, Ben is too sick to go on. It is the Bedouin disguised as Ben who is now rushing on towards Alexandria to save the Jewish community.

For up-to-date information, call the Flint Jewish Federation office at 810.767.5922 or visit

In Honor of Arab American Heritage Month

Inshallah a Boy

April 11 | 6p | FIA Theater | FREE ADMISSION

(Jordan/France/Saudi Arabia/Qatar, 2023) Directed by Amjad Al Rasheed, 113 min., subtitled, not rated 

Jordan’s official entry for the Academy Awards Best International Feature Film. After the sudden death of her husband, Nawal is struggling to cope with the upheaval in her life. However, her pain is soon compounded by the possibility of losing her home to her brother-in-law. Desperate to keep her home and provide a stable life for her daughter, Nawal resorts to deception. As time runs out, Nawal embarks on a journey that challenges her fears, beliefs, and morality, as she fights to secure her rightful inheritance and protect her daughter’s future.

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Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint


Flint Jewish Film Festival

April 14 - 18 | FIA Theater 
Flint Jewish Film Festival 

The Flint Jewish Federation, in collaboration with the FIA, presents the 20th annual Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival, a six-film series dealing with films on Jewish life and culture in the FIA Theater. All films begin at 7p. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

For up-to-date information, call the Flint Jewish Federation office at 810.767.5922 or visit