Sacramento Jewish Film Festival

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021

Sacramento, CA 94203

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Get Ready for the first ever virtual Sacramento Jewish Film Festival – A Program of the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region and the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Our festival promises to amuse, entertain, inspire, educate, and provide opportunities to share this experience together. We will offer a wide variety of films and related experiences: comedies, dramedies, dramas, documentaries, live Zoom chats with filmmakers, and community forums where we can exchange thoughts and feelings about the films we saw!

Opening Ceremony

Tango Shalom
A Chasidic rabbi who needs money discovers his talent for tango dancing by chance and has to find a way to dance with the beautiful dance teacher without violating his religious beliefs about not touching a woman other than his wife. He consults a priest, an imam, Sikh religious leaders, rabbis, and HaShem. He deals with loving family and good-hearted people for the most part, except for the gossips. A happy movie with music and dance and humor and good people trying to help and do their best, as well as a multicultural element rarely seen in movies.

Length: 115 minutes

Director: Gabriel Bologna

A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto
Follow the suspenseful dramatic search for the identity of a Jewish girl in a photo from the World War II era. Led by a contemporary Roman adolescent who finds the photo, a band of unlikely teens seeks to uncover what happened. Young love, adventure, and youthful optimism are found along the way.

Length: 100 minutes

Director: Giulio Base

Maverick Modigliani
To mark the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Amadeo Modigliani’s death, this film explores the life and work of Modigliani, a Jewish Italian avant-garde painter who became a classic contemporary artist loved and imitated all over the world.

Length: 138 minutes

Director: Valeria Parisi

Code Name: Ayalon
In 1975, a demolition crew was at work in central Israel, clearing away the remains of an old kibbutz. When several members of the demo team wrestled aside a large, rusted clothes washer, they revealed a small entryway that seemed to lead below ground. Bulldozers shut down their engines and cranes froze in place as members of the team looked down into the hole. What they saw, what they discovered had been kept secret, hidden for three decades.

Length: 69 minutes

Director: Michael Lopatin

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