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2017 Film Festival Calendar

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Saturday, October 21, 2017
 
Northern California Premiere
Jungle

Jungle - Yossi Ghinsberg     Jungle - Dana Lustig

SVJFF Opening Night Gala Event

Jungle Join us for Opening Night Event with the Northern California premiere of "Jungle" and our special guests, author/speaker Yossi Ghinsberg and producer Dana Lustig.

Daniel Radcliffe stars as an enthusiastic young adventurer who follows his dreams into the Amazon jungle with two friends and a guide with a mysterious past.

Saturday, October 21, 6:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Monday, October 23, 2017
 
West Coast Premiere
The Second Time Around
The Second Time Around

Two senior citizens discover it's never too late to fall in love in this unabashedly sentimental romance.

Monday, October 23, 6:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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In Between In Between

Three Arab-Israeli women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.

Monday, October 23, 8:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
 
Germans and Jews Germans and Jews

A personal look at Germany's changing narrative of the Holocaust and its transformation since the end of World War II.

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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The 90 Minute War The 90 Minute War

After decades of strife and failed peace talks, both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict decide to settle their differences on a soccer field in this bold satire.

Tuesday, October 24, 8:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
 
Northern California Premiere
Aida's Secrets
Aida's Secrets

Family connections lost in the aftermath of WW II are amazingly found again almost 70 years later.

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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West Coast Premiere
An Israeli Love Story
An Israeli Love Story

This passionate story of love and independence set in pre-state Israel is based on the true story of theatre director and actress Pnina Gary.

Wednesday, October 25, 8:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
 
West Coast Premiere
Sara Stein: Shalom Berlin, Shalom Tel Aviv
Sara Stein - Shalom Berlin, Shalom Tel Aviv

In vibrant contemporary Berlin, a Jewish criminal investigator tries to solve the murder of an Israeli DJ.

Thursday, October 26, 6:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Keep the Change Keep the Change

A man and a woman form a close bond who live in a group home for adults who suffer from autism.

Thursday, October 26, 8:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
 
West Coast Premiere
The Second Time Around
The Second Time Around

Two senior citizens discover it's never too late to fall in love in this unabashedly sentimental romance.

Saturday, October 28, 6:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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The 90 Minute War The 90 Minute War

After decades of strife and failed peace talks, both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict decide to settle their differences on a soccer field in this bold satire.

Saturday, October 28, 8:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
 
1945 1945

The arrival of two Orthodox Jews upsets the wedding day of a rural town clerk's son in Hungary in this elegant drama.

Sunday, October 29, 3:00PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Past Life Past Life

Two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father's former life in WWII-era Poland.

Sunday, October 29, 5:00PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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West Coast Premiere
An Israeli Love Story
An Israeli Love Story

This passionate story of love and independence set in pre-state Israel is based on the true story of theatre director and actress Pnina Gary.

Sunday, October 29, 7:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Monday, October 30, 2017
 
Northern California Premiere
Aida's Secrets
Aida's Secrets

Family connections lost in the aftermath of WW II are amazingly found again almost 70 years later.

Monday, October 30, 6:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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The Women's Balcony The Women's Balcony

A collapsed synagogue leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

Monday, October 30, 8:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Joe's Violin Joe's Violin

FREE SCREENING

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor's violin donation during an instrument drive changes the life of a 12-year-old Bronx girl.

Tuesday, October 31, 4:00PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Menashe Menashe

In the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic community, a kind clerk struggles to make ends meet and parent his son following his wife's death.

Tuesday, October 31, 4:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Hanna's Sleeping Dogs Hanna's Sleeping Dogs

A young girl learns the truth about her family's secret identity in a 1960s provincial Austrian town still harboring prejudices from the past.

Tuesday, October 31, 6:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
 
Germans and Jews Germans and Jews

A personal look at Germany's changing narrative of the Holocaust and its transformation since the end of World War II.

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Keep the Change Keep the Change

A man and a woman form a close bond who live in a group home for adults who suffer from autism.

Wednesday, November 1, 8:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
 
A Quiet Heart A Quiet Heart

In Jerusalem, a city increasingly dominated by religious fanaticism, a secular young woman, seeks refuge from the pressure of her life in Tel Aviv as a concert pianist.

Thursday, November 2, 4:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Northern California Premiere
The Bloom of Yesterday
The Bloom of Yesterday

This audacious comedy pokes fun at the hypocrisy of Germany's culture of remembrance and sets the grandchildren of the perpetrators and victims on a collision course.

Thursday, November 2, 6:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Saturday, November 4, 2017
 
West Coast Premiere
Sara Stein: Shalom Berlin, Shalom Tel Aviv
Sara Stein - Shalom Berlin, Shalom Tel Aviv

In vibrant contemporary Berlin, a Jewish criminal investigator tries to solve the murder of an Israeli DJ.

Saturday, November 4, 6:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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In Between In Between

Three Arab-Israeli women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.

Saturday, November 4, 8:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Sunday, November 5, 2017
 
Joe's Violin Joe's Violin

FREE SCREENING

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor's violin donation during an instrument drive changes the life of a 12-year-old Bronx girl.

Sunday, November 5, 1:30PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Fanny's Journey Fanny's Journey

Based on a true story, Fanny's Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival set in 1943 Europe.

Sunday, November 5, 3:00PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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West Coast Premiere
Family Commitments
Family Commitments

A gay couple would like to marry, but problems with their families' beliefs and a paternity issue complicate matters in this comedy.

Sunday, November 5, 5:00PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Northern California Premiere
My Hero Brother

My Hero Brother - Yonatan Nir

Centerpiece Event

My Hero Brother

Join us for the Centerpiece Event with the Northern California Premiere with our special guest, director Yonatan Nir.

In this documentary, a group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embarks on a demanding trip through the Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters.

Sunday, November 5, 7:00PM
AMC Saratoga 14, San Jose

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Monday, November 6, 2017
 
Northern California Premiere
My Hero Brother

My Hero Brother - Yonatan Nir

Centerpiece Event

My Hero Brother

Join us for the Centerpiece Event with the Northern California Premiere with our special guest, director Yonatan Nir.

In this documentary, a group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embarks on a demanding trip through the Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters.

Monday, November 6, 6:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Moos Moos

A socially awkward young woman takes her first tentative steps toward independence and fulfilling a lifelong dream in this Dutch romantic dramedy.

Monday, November 6, 8:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 
Menashe Menashe

In the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic community, a kind clerk struggles to make ends meet and parent his son following his wife's death.

Tuesday, November 7, 6:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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

Richard Gere stars in this comic and compassionate story of a New York fixer's rise and fall.

Tuesday, November 7, 8:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
 
1945 1945

The arrival of two Orthodox Jews upsets the wedding day of a rural town clerk's son in Hungary in this elegant drama.

Wednesday, November 8, 6:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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West Coast Premiere
Between Worlds
Between Worlds

A Jerusalem stabbing attack bonds two despondent women in this story of faith, understanding, acceptance, and love.

Wednesday, November 8, 8:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
 
West Coast Premiere
Family Commitments
Family Commitments

A gay couple would like to marry, but problems with their families' beliefs and a paternity issue complicate matters in this comedy.

Thursday, November 9, 6:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Fanny's Journey Fanny's Journey

Based on a true story, Fanny's Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival set in 1943 Europe.

Thursday, November 9, 8:30PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Sunday, November 12, 2017
 
Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue - Yariv Mozer    Ben-Gurion, Epilogue - Alon Ben-Gurion

SVJFF Closing Night Special Event

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Join us for the Closing Night with special guests, director Yariv Mozer, and David Ben-Gurion's grandson, Alon Ben-Gurion.

Newly discovered 1968 interview footage of David Ben-Gurion reveals his prophecy, his dedication to Zionism, and a life filled with self-examination.

Sunday, November 12, 6:00PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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