Sacramento Jewish Film Festival

Saturday, Mar 13, 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!


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 Common Goal
Almost half the players on the Israeli national soccer team are Israeli Arabs, including the captain. During an important European tournament, the team’s diverse group of players causes controversy, most of it provoked by racist fans and the media. The players have their loyalty questioned by all sides while trying to guide Israel’s national team through the year’s biggest international challenge.

Length: 52 minutes

Director: Shuki Guzik

Surviving the Silence
Surviving the Silence tells the story of two women in love who are surviving the oppression of a closeted military career. In 1992, Colonel Pat Thompson, a decorated army nurse, was only two years away from retirement when she was asked to preside over a military review board that eventually dismissed Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer for admitting she was a lesbian. Although Thompson had served her country with distinction for over thirty years—from conflict zones in Central America to working inside the Pentagon—that appointment was perhaps the hardest. In that moment, she had to protect her own life secret: that she too was a lesbian and had been living privately with her life partner, Barbara Brass, for many years. The way Thompson handled this conflict eventually led to a change in U.S. military policy. Sacramentans Col. Patsy Thompson and her wife Barbara Brass will be joined by Col.

Length: 80 minutes

Director: Cindy Abel

The Spy Behind Home Plate
This is the fascinating life story of Moe Berg, a long-time Jewish major league baseball player and coach, scholar, multi-linguist, frequent radio quiz show guest, spy for the OSS before and during WWII, and an unknown American hero. You can’t make this kind of story up!

Length: 101 minutes

Director: Aviva Kempner

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