Sacramento Jewish Film Festival

Friday, Mar 19, 2021

Online
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!

Films:
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

It Must Schwing!: The Blue Note Story
Two Jewish-German immigrants who bonded over American jazz in their native Germany founded Blue Note Records in 1939. Alfred Lion and Francis Wolf went on to make some of the seminal jazz recordings of the mid-20th century. Unlike most labels, they put the music and the artists above profits, leading to a reputation among New York musicians that this was the label to get with. The music says it all.

Length: 115 minutes

Director: Eric Friedler

The Midnight Orchestra
After leaving Morocco as a child amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur War, the son of a once famous Jewish musician returns to his home country to bury his father. Aided by an eclectic cab driver, his search for the former members of his father’s band unexpectedly transforms his life forever.

Length: 102 minutes

Director: Jerome Cohen-Olivar

Kiss Me Before It Blows Up
A subversive love story between clashing cultures and families, Kiss Me Before It Blows Up is a romantic misadventure crossing all borders. When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German woman and a Palestinian man, chaos follows. What happens with lovers who don’t fit but do belong together?

Length: 101 minutes

Director: Shirel Peleg

Tickets:
Ticket To One Film
Individual $12
Family $18

5-Ticket Pass
Individual $50 (save $10)
Family $75 (save $15)

Festival Pass
Individual $120 (save $168)
Family $180 (save $252)

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