WinterFest 2020

Seventh Annual JFI WinterFest: February 29 - March 1st, 2020 | Tickets and Passes On Sale To Members

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Welcome to WinterFest 2020, the Jewish Film Institute's weekend-long showcase of exciting and transcendent Jewish films from around the world. Weekend Passes ARE NOW on sale for members.

General Public purchasing will be available Monday, January 20th at 10:00 am.

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

WinterFest Passes - Now On Sale To Members | General Public purchasing available Monday, Jan 20th at 10:00am PST

The WinterFest Weekend Pass is good for admission to all shows at the Vogue Theater, February 29 - March 1st, 2020. 

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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Films

Those Who Remained

Those Who Remained

Having survived the camps, 42-year old Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. 16-year old Klara lives reluctantly with her great-aunt, holding on to hope that her father and mother will return. She meets Aldo, and soon the two of them find something in each other that has long been absent in their lives. As they grow closer and closer, the joy in both of their lives slowly returns. But as the Soviet Empire rises to power in Hungary, their pure and loving father-daughter relationship is misunderstood and frowned upon.

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Saturday February 29, 2020
6:45 p.m.
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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

On January 15th, 2015, a few weeks after completing his memoir, the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks learned that the rare form of cancer for which he had been treated seven years earlier had returned, and that he had only a few months to live. One month later, he sat down with the producers for a series of marathon filmed interviews in his apartment in New York.

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Saturday February 29, 2020
4:20 p.m.
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Bedlam

Bedlam

BEDLAM ​is a feature-length documentary that addresses the national crisis and criminalization of the mentally ill, its connection between hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans and our nation’s disastrous approach to caring for its psychiatric patients.

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Saturday February 29, 2020
2:00 p.m.
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I'll Find You

I'll Find You

Is any love more tender than young love, or more agonizing when threatened by extinction fromoutside forces? Shakespeare’s classic paradigm finds contemporaneity in I’LL FIND YOU, a new film directed by Martha Coolidge. Instead of Romeo and Juliet in Renaissance Verona, we find Robert and Rachel in mid-20th Century Europe - ensnared by the tumult of World War II.

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Saturday February 29, 2020
8:45 p.m.
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Soros

Soros

SOROS follows one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time as he fights against the rising tide of authoritarianism around the world.

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Saturday February 29, 2020
12:00 p.m.
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A Cantor's Head

A Cantor's Head

Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson – or just “Jackie” – has been in the vanguard and at the epicenter of that evolving tradition since graduating from Hebrew Union College in 1970. As a cantor, a teacher at HUC, the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Academy of Jewish Religion, and a performing artist, his Brooklyn-born chops, dynamism and humor have inculcated and inspired legions of hazzanim – cantors – across the U.S. and world.

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Sunday March 1, 2020
5:50 p.m.
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Incitement

Incitement

For the first time on screen and based on true events, acclaimed writer-director Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet) chronicles the disturbing descent of a promising law student to a delusional ultranationalist obsessed with murdering his country's leader, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Incitement is a gripping and unnerving look through the eyes of a murderer who silenced a powerful voice for peace.

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Sunday March 1, 2020
8:00 p.m.
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Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn

Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn

BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. THE STORY OF ROY COHN directed by Ivy Meeropol (“Indian Point” and HBO’s “Heir to an Execution”) offers an unflinching look at the infamous attorney who prosecuted Meeropol’s grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and later argued persuasively for their execution in what became known as the atomic spy case.

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Sunday March 1, 2020
3:40 p.m.
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Peter Falk Versus Colombo

Peter Falk Versus Colombo

For millions of viewers, Peter Falk is Columbo, the eccentric, perspicacious upholder of the law in his wrinkled trench coat, who confounds the powerful in their luxurious villas. And yet Peter Falk is not only the most popular cop in the world. Despite having been twice nominated for an Oscar, his unusual career still remains an enigma.

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Sunday March 1, 2020
12:00 p.m.
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Objector

Objector

Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is obligated to become a soldier. Unlike most, she questions the practices of her country’s military, and becomes determined to challenge this rite of passage. Despite her family’s political disagreements and personal concerns, she refuses military duty and is imprisoned for her dissent. OBJECTOR follows Atalya to prison and beyond, offering a unique window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of a young woman who seeks truth and takes a stand for justice.

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Sunday March 1, 2020
1:30 p.m.
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