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2021 SVJFF films

Complete Film Festival 2021 List

A Crime on the Bayou A Crime on the Bayou

A young, white Jewish attorney defends an unjustly accused Black teen in this landmark Louisiana civil rights-era case.

Run Time: 91 minutes

A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto

The discovery of a puzzling photograph sparks a student to probe the history of Rome's Jewish ghetto and the fate of a little girl.

Run Time: 100 minutes

Antisemitism Antisemitism

Historians and intellectuals reveal how French anti-Semitism has been normalized in a country that extols liberty and equality.

Run Time: 120 minutes

Asia Asia

Asia's motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct.

Run Time: 85 minutes

Aulcie Aulcie

The inspiring story of Aulcie Perry, a basketball legend who led Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship.

Run Time: 75 minutes

Breaking Bread Breaking Bread

In Breaking Bread, exotic cuisine and a side of politics are on the menu. The first Muslim Arab to win Israel's MasterChef TV competition, is on a quest to make social change through food.

Run Time: 86 minutes

Broken Mirrors Broken Mirrors

Broken Mirrors centers on a 17-year-old girl under the shadow of a strict military father who uncovers a secret from her parent's past.

Run Time: 101 minutes

Forgiveness Forgiveness

In this warm-hearted comedy, two bumbling thieves attempt a hilariously unsuccessful bank robbery. Forgiveness tells story of what happens when one seeks forgiveness from his wife, while the other, a newly observant Jew, seeks forgiveness from his friend.

Run Time: 104 minutes

From Slavery To Freedom From Slavery To Freedom

From Slavery to Freedom portrays the story of Soviet "Refuseniks" through the prism of Natan Sharansky's biography.

Run Time: 84 min minutes

Hate Among Us Hate Among Us

An examination into today's global rise of anti-Semitism and its hateful and consequential effects on the lives of all people.

Run Time: 90 minutes

Here We Are Here We Are

A father and his autistic adult son hit the road as they grapple with the son's possible transition to a specialized home.

Run Time: 92 minutes

Honorable Men Honorable Men

The film tells the story of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's unexpected rise to power and his dramatic fall from grace, from the highest office in the land to prison.

Run Time: 120 minutes

Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me

This revealing documentary follows the life and career of the veteran comedian, actor, and producer, known for comedic genius and his battle with OCD.

Run Time: 89 minutes

If You See My Mother If You See My Mother

Max is a real mama's boy. Until she suddenly dies. Max should be devastated, yet he seems to be coping well. Too well...

Run Time: 88 minutes

Kiss Me Kosher Kiss Me Kosher

Sparks fly when two families from different backgrounds collide to plan a same-sex wedding, in this romantic comedy that crosses all borders.

Run Time: 105 minutes

Leaving Paradise Leaving Paradise

Discovery of their Jewish roots threatens the communal life of the family in Brazil.

Run Time: 86 minutes

Love It Was Not Love It Was Not

A taboo romance at Auschwitz between a Jewish prisoner and her SS captor takes a surprising turn when the pair meet again 30 years later at his war crimes trial.

Run Time: 86 minutes

My Dearest Enemy My Dearest Enemy

A friendship between a Muslim woman and a Jewish woman becomes impossible when one's old lover returns to her life, bringing with him the reality of the conflict.

Run Time: 103 minutes

My Name is Sara My Name is Sara

Sara is a a 13 year-old Polish Jew who finds refuge and is taken in by a farmer and his wife

Run Time: 111 minutes

Outremont and the Hasidim Outremont and the Hasidim

Tensions build between Hasidim and non-Hasidim in the Montreal neighbourhood of Outremont in this candid and provocative documentary.

Run Time: 52 minutes

Radical Obsession Radical Obsession

The Islamic Republic of Iran rose up from an unlikely revolution.

Run Time: 93 minutes

Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words

The story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Run Time: 90 minutes

Saul & Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band Saul & Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band

Holocaust survivors Saul Dreier and Reuwen Sosnowicz form a klezmer band and perform around the world in memory of those who perished.

Run Time: 82 minutes

Sky Raiders Sky Raiders

A misfit boy and girl secretly repair an antique fighter plane with the help of a grumpy old loner.

Run Time: 103 minutes

Soros Soros

An examination of billionaire George Soros as one of the most influential and controversial figures of all time.

Run Time: 88 minutes

The Crossing The Crossing

It's December 1942, and four children are fleeing German soldiers with the goal to reach Sweden. Fortunately they meet helpers along the way.

Run Time: 96 minutes

They Ain't Ready for Me They Ain't Ready for Me

Tamar Manasseh, an African American rabbinical student, is leading the fight against senseless killings on the south side of Chicago.

Run Time: 87 minutes

Thou Shalt Not Hate Thou Shalt Not Hate

A split-second decision at a traffic accident triggers repercussions for a Jewish surgeon and a neo-Nazi's daughter, in this gripping drama.

Run Time: 96 minutes

Til Kingdom Comes Til Kingdom Comes

A rare look at the unlikely alliance between America's Evangelical Christians and the State of Israel.

Run Time: 76 minutes

UnReined UnReined

An Israeli Olympic-level equestrian must navigate wars and a divided religious and secular Israeli society outside and inside her own family.

Run Time: 65 minutes

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