Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 at 1:00pm

Online
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

$12.00 / Per Film

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The 25th annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will begin on Sunday, February 14, 2021, and will continue through March 3rd. It will be extended and virtual, using the latest and best technology to present Jewish themed films from around the globe.

Film Schedule:

1:00 PM: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

In the gentle, beautifully rendered historical family drama WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT, a German-Jewish girl takes her first steps into adulthood, as world events intrude on her happy, carefree existence.

Nine-year-old Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. But when her father suddenly vanishes and the family is secretly hurried out of Germany, Anna begins to understand life will never be the same. Anna overcomes many challenges as a refugee, grows up, finds new friends, and learns to embrace responsibility.

WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Caroline Link, is an adaptation of Judith Kerr’s semiautobiographical bestselling children’s novel.

Germany/Switzerland • 2019

Run Time: 119 MINUTES
Language: German w/ English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Director: Caroline Link

6:00 PM: Thou Shalt Not Hate

Simone, a successful Jewish surgeon with an elegant Italian flat and no ties, wants for nothing.  When he witnesses a terrible car accident, he rushes to the site of a hit-and-run accident to assist, but leaves the victim to die when he discovers a swastika tattooed on his chest. Immediately, Simone is tormented by guilt and unable to shake his moral ambiguity. Set in a northeastern region of Italy with deep Jewish roots and a diverse, multi-ethnic population, THOU SHALT NOT HATE is not merely a story about racial hatred and xenophobia, it is an exploration of the human soul in all its contradictions.

Italy/Poland • 2020

Run Time: 96 MINUTES
Language: Italian w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Drama
Director: Mauro Mancini

Short Film: KADDISH

A young Polish Jewish man attempts to finish his mother’s death anniversary rituals at her grave during the Holocaust.

USA • 2019

Run Time: 14 Minutes
Language: Yiddish & German w/ English Subtitles
Director: Razid Season

Bonus Content:
Interview with the director, Mauro Mancini.
24 minutes. English & Italian w/ English subtitles. Courtesy of the Denver Film Festival.

All films, have a 72–hour window to start viewing. A film can be started at any time during the 72–hour viewing window. Films may be paused.

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