WinterFest 2019

February 16 – 17, 2019 at the Alamo Drafthouse and Roxie Theater

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Welcome to WinterFest 2019, the Jewish Film Institute's weekend-long showcase of exciting and transcendent Jewish films from around the world. Weekend Passes are now on sale, scroll down to purchase. The full program and individual tickets will be released on Tuesday, January 22. 

Tickets and passes can be purchased online 24/7 or by contacting the Box Office at boxoffice@jfi.org or (415) 621-0568. 

Films

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Pulitzer is an American icon who spoke of "fake news" over one hundred years ago. He fought the dangers that the suppression of news had for a democracy long before our present threats to press freedom

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A Fortunate Man

A Fortunate Man

In the late 19th century, Peter Sidenius is an ambitious young man from a devout Christian family in Western Denmark, who travels to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to study engineering, rebelling against his clergyman father. He comes into contact with the intellectual circles of a wealthy, Jewish family and seduces the elder daughter, Jakobe. Per, as he now calls himself, conceives a large-scale engineering project including the construction of a series of canals in his native Jutland, and lobbies for its construction. But just as Per seems to be about to make his dreams come true, his pride stands in the way.

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Working Woman

Working Woman

Orna, is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family Orna returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss.

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Untogether

Untogether

Andrea is a recently sober writer whose career has stalled since she published her debut novel several years ago. She strikes up an affair with Nick (Jamie Dornan), a doctor-turned-writer who is hailed for his wartime memoir. At the same time, her sister Tara, a massage therapist dating an aging rock star (Ben Mendelsohn), finds herself inexorably drawn to a newfound religious zeal and, particularly, to a politically engaged rabbi (Billy Crystal).

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Carl Laemmle

Carl Laemmle

Carl Laemmle is the extraordinary life story of the German-American immigrant who founded Universal Pictures and saved over 300 Jewish refugee families from Nazi Germany.

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Family in Transition

Family in Transition

The story of a family in Nahariya, a small traditional town in Israel, whose lives change completely after their father finally decides to tell his family that she's a transgender woman.

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The Ghost of Peter Sellers

The Ghost of Peter Sellers

In 1973, director-on-the-rise Peter Medak nabbed notoriously difficult comic genius and box-office star Peter Sellers for his new pirate comedy, Ghost in the Noonday Sun.

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Redemption (Geula)

Redemption (Geula)

Menachem, a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments.

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Home Page

Home Page

The story of pioneering personal blogger Justin Hall, set during a pivotal, transformational year in the early life of the internet.

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WinterFest Passes

The WinterFest Weekend Pass is good for admission to all shows at both the Alamo Drafthouse and Roxie Theater, February 16 - 17, 2019. 

Pass Policies:

  • Passes do not guarantee seating. 
  • Passholders will be allowed preferred entrance into the theaters up to 20 minutes prior to showtime or until the passholder allotment is reached.
  • Passholders must vacate theaters between screenings with their belongings.
  • Pass is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Use by anyone other than the passholder will result in confiscation.
  • For complete JFI ticket and box office policies, click here.

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