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Complete Film Festival 2016 List

 
Celebration: The Story of Israeli Cinema

Celebration: The Story of Israeli Cinema - Arik Bernstein          Celebration: The Story of Israeli Cinema - Mike Burstyn Join us for Opening Night and a screening of Celebration: The Story of Israeli Cinema with special guests Producer Arik Bernstein and Mike Burstyn.

SVJFF Opening Night Special Event

An Evening with Producer Arik Bernstein and Mike Burstyn

Celebration: The Story of Israeli Cinema is a milestone documentary about the birth of Israeli cinema and an industry that started out with no money but with humor, chutzpah and courage.

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2 Kuni Lemel: The Flying Matchmaker 2 Kuni Lemel: The Flying Matchmaker

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of an Israeli classic. Starring Broadway legend Mike Burstyn and set in the world of the Eastern Europe shtetl.

Special Guest Mike Burstyn, the star of 2 Kuni Lemel, will take part in a Q&A after the film.

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Atomic Falafel Atomic Falafel

Two girls from nuclear towns in Israel and Iran spill their countries most valuable secrets on Facebook while trying to prevent a nuclear crisis.

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Baba Joon Baba Joon

The son of a family of Iranian farmers in Israel rebels against his strong-willed father.

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Colliding Dreams Colliding Dreams

A searching and dramatic exploration of the dream of a Jewish state and its impact on both Jews and Arabs.

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Fever at Dawn Fever at Dawn

A man recently freed from a concentration camp learns that he has months to live. He refuses to give up and finds love.

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In Search of Israeli Cuisine In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Celebrity chef-restaurateur Michael Solomonov undertakes a gastronomical expedition of Israel to savor a food revolution rooted in centuries-old tradition.

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Keep Quiet Keep Quiet

At the peak of his conservative Hungarian political career, Szegedi discovers that his family has kept a dark secret for decades: his maternal grandparents were in fact Jewish.

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The Kind Words The Kind Words

Three Jewish Israeli siblings discover that their biological father was a Muslim and set out on a journey across France to locate him.

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Labyrinth of Lies Labyrinth of Lies

A story that exposes the conspiracy among German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

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Lamb Lamb

This extraordinary Ethiopian film tells the story of a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother's death.

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The Last Laugh Closing Night: The Last Laugh

Is the Holocaust an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy? This provocative and amusing documentary explores that question through interviews with survivors, comedians and thinkers.

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The Law The Law

Based on a true story, this taut political thriller follows a Holocaust survivor as she fights for justice on behalf of all French women.

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The Midnight Orchestra The Midnight Orchestra

The estranged son of a once famous Moroccan musician is unexpectedly transformed after returning to his homeland.

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Mr. Predictable Mr. Predictable

In this romantic comedy a man has to choose between love and reason, between dreams and reality.

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Once in a Life Time Once in a Life Time

The fact-based story of a dedicated history teacher at a French high school who taps lessons of the Holocaust in an effort to motivate her troubled students.

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Partner with the Enemy Partner with the Enemy

Two women, one Israeli and one Palestinian, attempt the seemingly impossible: to build a business together.

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The People vs. Fritz Bauer The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The story of the man who brought high-ranking Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

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The Pickle Recipe The Pickle Recipe

A down-on-his luck party emcee is corrupted by his shameless uncle to help steal his grandmother's top secret pickle recipe.

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Potsdam Revisited: Overture to the Cold War Centerpiece Event: Potsdam Revisited: Overture to the Cold War

This special event of film and live music transports the audience back to an extraordinary intersection of history and music when Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin paused to listen to a 19-year old GI named Stuart Canin play his violin.

Join us with guests violinist Mr. Stuart Canin and pianist Héène Wickett for a command performance. Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Norman Naimark will facilitate a post-concert discussion with Canin and documentarian Sam Ball of Citizen Film.

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Rabin, The Last Day Rabin, The Last Day

This gripping docudrama explores the prelude and aftermath of the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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Remember Remember

An elderly Auschwitz survivor with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.

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Rock in the Red Zone Rock in the Red Zone

An intimate portrayal of life on the edge in the war-torn city of Sderot, once known for a prolific rock scene that revolutionized Israeli music.

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Sabena Hijacking: My Version Sabena Hijacking: My Version

A powerful, suspenseful docudrama based on previously undiscovered audio recordings of the former pilot of the 1972 highjacking of a flight from Brussels to Tel Aviv.

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Surviving Skokie Surviving Skokie

This intensely personal documentary explores the effects of a late 1970s threatened neo-Nazi march in Skokie, IL on its large Holocaust survivor population.

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A Tale of Love and Darkness Special Evening with Author Amos Oz
A Tale of Love and Darkness

We welcome acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz and view a screening of the film "A Tale of Love and Darkness" Amos Oz will speak prior to the film and join us for a Q&A and reception following the film.

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Wedding Doll Wedding Doll

A strong-willed young woman with a mild mental disability embarks on a relationship—much to the concern of her protective mother.

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