Films & Events

Let’s come together during this festival of lights to enjoy the Best of the Fest films from SFJFF41 and new high-profile screenings. Enjoy 8 days of illuminating programs including a celebration that will recognize the JFI Filmmakers-in-Residence in the first-ever JFI Pitch Forum, Pitch + Kvell on December 5th.

Festival Passes (good for all virtual films)
Jewish Film Institute (JFI) Members: $40.00
General Public: $70.00
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Individual Film Tickets
Jewish Film Institute (JFI) Members: $10.00
General Public: $15.00

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Films & Events

Filmmaker-In-Residence Pitch + Kvell

Filmmaker-In-Residence Pitch + Kvell

Celebrate JFI's Filmmakers-In-Residence, Sunday, December 5th from 1-3:30 PM, as the 2021 cohort presents their projects to industry leaders.

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Dirty Tricks

Dirty Tricks

"Dirty Tricks" is a fun and light-hearted film on competitive bridge - the most popular card game in the world. When the world's best player, child prodigy Lotan Fisher from Israel, is accused of cheating by none other than his nemesis and former teammate Boye Brogeland of Norway, a scandal of dirty tricks ensues.

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Sunday November 28, 2021
12:01 a.m.
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Ahed's Knee

Ahed's Knee

Played with fierce physicality by choreographer Avshalom Pollak, Y is a filmmaker and artist who, in the midst of casting for a project inspired by real-life Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, receives an invitation to present one of his films in a small town in the arid Arava Valley.

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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SFJFF 41 Best of the Fest

The Adventures of Saul Bellow

The Adventures of Saul Bellow

The Adventures of Saul Bellow is the first-ever documentary film on Bellow, the man described by critic James Wood as the "greatest of American prose stylists in the 20th century."

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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Neighbours

Neighbours

When a new teacher arrives in his village on the Syrian/ Turkish border, six-year-old Sero's carefree life is changed as the cruelties of cross cultural conflict encroach on his beloved family.

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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The Conductor

The Conductor

A joyful tribute to perseverance, resiliency, and most of all the music, The Conductor is a profile of one groundbreaking woman who believes in the transformational power of art.

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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Tribute to Ed Asner: Tiger Within, The Tattooed Torah and Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press

Tribute to Ed Asner: Tiger Within, The Tattooed Torah and Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press

Tiger Within - SFJFF41 Best of the Fest: The unlikely friendship between Samuel, an elderly, lonely Holocaust survivor, and Casey, an angry 14-year-old runaway is the premise of this inspiring, redemptive story about the power of forgiveness and unconditional love to transform lives and overcome ignorance, fear, and hate. Preceded by the short film The Tattoed Torah, narrated by Ed Asner

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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200 Meters

200 Meters

A Palestinian father embarks on a perilous journey to reach his hospitalized son in this tense yet tender family drama about the human toll of oppression.

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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The Inspection

The Inspection

Julia, an experienced history teacher in a rather quiet high school, faces a school inspector. Plays with THE LESSON.

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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The Lesson

The Lesson

At the age of 14 every school child in Germany is taught about the atrocities that occurred under Nazi rule. Filmmaker Elena Horn returns to her small hometown in rural Germany to follow four children as they first learn about the Holocaust. Preceded by The Inspection.

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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The Tattooed Torah

The Tattooed Torah

Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg,"The Tattooed Torah," has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education for children all over the world. The book recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia. 

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press

During an 80-year career, newsman and press critic George Seldes spoke truth to power. Through Seldes’s encounters with Lenin, Mussolini, the Tobacco Industry and the “Lords of the Press,” TELL THE TRUTH AND RUN provides a piercing look at censorship and suppression in America’s news media. Narrated by Susan Sarandon and Ed Asner.

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Sunday November 28, 2021
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