"Sacramento Jewish Film Festival"
Saturday, March 9, 2013 - Sunday, March 10, 2013
Thu March 7 DEAF JAM 7:30PM
Aneta Brodski, a deaf Israeli teen, while proud of her deafness, longs to participate in the hearing world. In a remarkable twist of fate, Aneta meets and then collaborates with Tahani — a hearing Palestinian slam poet. They create a hearing/deaf duet touching on their shared personal and cultural experiences — generating a new form of slam poetry that crosses boundaries, cultures, and languages. Plays with the short film THE WINE BAR (11 min.). Feature film One hour 20 minutes. Presented in ASL and English with English Subtitles.
Sat March 9 THE MATCHMAKER 7:30PM
In a seedy area near the port in Haifa, a movie theatre which runs only romances attracts a unique cast of characters including Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor who makes his living as a matchmaker. When he meets Arik, a teenager who lives nearby, he takes the teen as an apprentice. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. Mixing comedy with drama the film tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you've ever seen before. Plays with the short film FLAWED (7 min).
Feature film One hour 52 minutes.
Presented in Hebrew with English Subtitles.
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Sun March 10 PORTRAIT OF WALLY 1PM
Egon Schiele’s tender painting of his mistress Walburga ('Wally') Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939. The 13-year war over 'Wally' was more than a dispute over property stolen from Jews during the Holocaust. It was a battle over history and memory. This time the truth won.
Feature film One hour 30 minutes.
Presented in English.
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Sun March 10 HAVA NAGILA: The Movie 3:00PM
It is instantly recognizable – musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings, bar mitzvahs and even at Major League Baseball games. It conjures up wistful smiles, memories of generations past…and no shortage of eye rolling. But as audiences will discover, the song is much more than a tale of Jewish kitsch and bad bar mitzvah fashions. It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future. Plays with the short film DON’T TELL SANTA YOU’RE JEWISH (3 minutes) Feature film One hour 25 minutes. Presented in English.
$10.50 general $9.50/Student/Senior/Friend $8.50/Group
All Festival Pass $40/General
Sunday Pass $20/General $18/Senior/Student/Friend
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