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
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
In 1933, on the eve of German elections, Arthur Kemper, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich to escape the Nazis. Nine-year-old Anna, her twelve-year-old brother, Max, and her mother, Dorothea, follow him shortly thereafter. Anna has to leave everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, to face a new life full of challenges and privations abroad.
Length: 119 minutes
Director: Caroline Link
Asia’s motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia’s relationship with her teenage daughter, Vika. Despite living together, Asia and Vika barely interact with one another. Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while Vika hangs out at the skatepark with her friends. Their routine is shaken when Vika’s health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs. Vika’s illness turns out to be an opportunity to reveal the great love within this small family unit.
Length: 85 minutes
Director: Ruthy Pribar
The United States is experiencing a surge in hate crimes as a tide of white supremacy gathers momentum nationwide. Muslim and Jewish communities are particularly at risk. Stranger/Sister is the story of two ordinary women, one Muslim and one Jewish, who dare to believe they can join hands to stop the wave of hate. Overcoming a long history of distrust between their two religions, they build a movement that turns strangers into sisters, challenging our assumptions about how to fight hate in America. Intimately following women from Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom chapters in Sacramento, Austin, Chicago, and across the nation, the Sisters build a powerful network of hope in a time of chaos and hate.
Length: 39 minutes
Director: Kirsten Kelly
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