Sacramento Jewish Film Festival

Monday, Mar 22, 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

The Crossing
The Crossing tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother, Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during World War II. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto’s parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis across the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. The Crossing is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.

Length: 96 minutes

Director: Johanne Helgeland

Here We Are
Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son, Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road, knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation. Or is it, in fact, his father who is not ready?

Length: 94 minutes

Director: Nir Bergman

The One and Only Jewish Miss America
The story of the rise of Bess Meyerson, a Jewish girl from the Bronx, daughter of immigrants, who — with a tough, demanding mother; a gentle, hard-working father; natural beauty; hard work; and some mazel — became Miss America. The lingering post-Holocaust anti-Semitism, coupled with this unlikely affirmation of Jewish womanhood, accompanied her fame. She went beyond her beauty contestant role to become a principled public figure who spoke her mind on topics such as racism and anti-Semitism.

Length: 52 minutes

Director:  David Arond

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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