Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021
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!
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
The Rabbi from Hezbollah
Ibrahim Yassin was born in a small village in Lebanon and was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps as a farmer and shepherd, but fate had something else in store. As the course of his life turns against him, death becomes his only wish. But just when it seems as if the story’s over, a new one begins that sounds like a work of suspense fiction, placing Yassin at the heart of some of the most daring, dangerous, and secret operations Israel attempted in Lebanon in the 1980s and ’90s.
Length: 64 minutes
Director: Itamar Chen
About a Teacher
An inspiring drama about the personal journey of a New York City public high school teacher who enters the profession oblivious to the actual demands of teaching in the inner city, and unaware of his own shortcomings and biases.
Length: 112 minutes
Director: Hanan Harchol
About a Teacher Live Chat
Story of four mothers of soldiers who protested the ongoing presence of Israeli soldiers in Lebanon. Described as a “groundbreaking female protest in a struggle for peace,” the result was a protest movement that challenged the prevailing ethos of Israeli attitudes and ended the war.
Length: 70 minutes
Directors: Raphael Levin, Dana Keidar Levin
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