Sacramento Jewish Film Festival - THURSDAY PASS (3/7)

Sacramento Jewish Film Festival - THURSDAY PASS (3/7)

Thursday, March 7

Theme 1 STRINGS OF A PEOPLE – THE JEWISH VIOLIN
JOE’S VIOLIN [6:30pm, Short Film, United States, 2016, 24 minutes, English] A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from The Bronx and, unexpectedly, his own. Nominated for 2017 Best Documentary – Short Subject.
After Joe’s Violin, Lilian Lu, winner of the Dan Gorfain Memorial Scholarship award, will perform. Sacramento Youth Orchestra Artistic Director Michael Neumann will introduce Lilian and her accompanist, Adrian Pu.
ITZHAK [7:15pm, Feature Film, Israel/United States, 2017, 82 minutes, Hebrew/English w/English subtitles] Itzhak Perlman “prays with his violin,” according to renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime artistry of the musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.
Theme 2 LOVE IS LOVE
A KISS IS A KISS [8:55pm, Short Film, Israel, 2003, 7 minutes, Hebrew w/English subtitles] Can you conquer your kissing fears?

FAMILY IN TRANSITION [9:12pm, Feature Film, Israel, 2018, 70 minutes, Hebrew w/English subtitles] In the small, traditional town of Nahariya in Israel, a family is forever changed by the father’s revelation that he is in truth a transgender woman. When he (she) decides to go through the full surgery, her loyal wife remains by her side. And, just as it seems that life has finally returned to normal, it’s the wife’s turn to shake everything up.

$15 - $20 (Including Facility Fees)

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