WinterFest 2017

2017 Films

Forever Pure

Forever Pure

In this captivating documentary, we meet the players, owners and fans of Beitar Jerusalem Football Club, the most popular and controversial soccer team in Israel and the only club ever to sign an Arab player.

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Supergirl

Supergirl

Naomi Kutin seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish pre-teen, until her extraordinary weight lifting talent thrusts her into news headlines and transforms the lives of her family.

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Still image from the film All Governments Lie

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

This engaging documentary chronicles the changing the face of journalism, providing investigative, adversarial alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets – featuring interviews with Carl Bernstein, Noam Chomsky, Ana Kasparian, and Michael Moore.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Jessica Chastain stars as a working mother who becomes a hero to hundreds during World War II in this adaptation of the best-selling novel The Zookeeper’s Wife.

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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money; a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition, until he meets a charismatic Israeli politician.

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Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

This sweet documentary chronicles the married couple of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson, two unsung heroes of Hollywood’s Golden Age who worked on some of the most famous films of the era together.

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A.K.A. Nadia

A.K.A. Nadia

A young Arab woman living under exile in Israel spots a figure from her past, jeopardizing her newfound identity in this new Israeli narrative.

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The Women’s Balcony

The Women’s Balcony

A rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power following an accident during a bar mitzvah celebration that leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.

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Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of.

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2017 WinterFest Information

Venues

Venues

For the past several years, WinterFest has called San Francisco's Mission District home, with the 2017 edition expanding to two days of programs at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theater and Roxie Theater.

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Tickets & Passes

Tickets & Passes

Read here for full 2017 JFI WinterFest Box Office and ticket policies, including pricing, arrival suggestions, the fine print and how to contact a WinterFest customer service representative.

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Sponsors & Community Partners

Sponsors & Community Partners

WinterFest would not be possible without the support of these generous sponsors and community partners who provide support and outreach for the program. We thank these organizations for their support of the 2017 WinterFest.

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