Houston Jewish Film Festival

Friday, Mar 5, 2021

Houston, TX 77001

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Celebrating 17 Years of the Best Jewish and Israeli Films

New promising, entertaining and exceptional award-winning films are featured in this annual festival, which brings Jewish lives and stories to the big screen. With venues across town, the Festival, now in its 17th year, shines the spotlight on Jewish and Israeli culture, art and history.


When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Presented with Holocaust Museum Houston
Directed by Caroline Link
Germany/Switzerland, 2019, 119 minutes
German with English subtitles

It’s not often you find a film that can discuss the Holocaust while also remaining child-friendly. Adapted from a novel written by Judith Kerr, this film follows nine year old Anna and her family as they flee Zurich to avoid the Nazis. Exploring themes like the loss of identity, as well material objects—Anna’s pink rabbit, for example—the film remains packed with powerful, but digestible moments that tug at your heartstrings and make this story a crowd favorite wherever it screens.

Saul and Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band

Directed by Tod Lending
USA, 2020, 80 minutes

A celebration of life and music! This uplifting and timely documentary showcases mankind’s ability to find purpose and joy in life even after experiencing the horrors of anti-Semitism and bigotry, as well as throughout the difficulties of simply growing old.

Live Performance and Q&A under written by the Doreen Joffe and Sharon Kagan Founders Fund

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