Sacramento Jewish Film Festival - SATURDAY PASS AND RECEPTION (3/9)

Sacramento Jewish Film Festival - SATURDAY PASS AND RECEPTION (3/9)

Saturday, March 9

Theme 3 WELCOME ABOARD – BECOMING JEWISH

WELCOME AND… OUR CONDOLENCES [7:30pm, Short Film, Israel, 26 minutes, Russian/Hebrew w/English subtitles] The year is 1991. The beginning of the massive Jewish immigration wave from the USSR to Israel. The already traumatic immigration experience is enhanced up to absurd proportions when the family’s old aunt dies on the plane just before they reach the land of their ancestors. Now, the family will have to go through various levels of bureaucracy with an immigrating corpse.

SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME [8:00pm, Feature Film, United States, 2018, 100 minutes, English] Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me examines Davis’ immense talent and search for identity through the movement for civil rights and racial equality during 20th-century America. Sammy Davis, Jr.’s career was indisputably legendary, so monumental in scope and scale it was dizzying to everyone who followed it. Yet his life was also complex and contradictory. Davis frequently found himself bracketed between the bigotry of white America and the disapproval of black America. He was the most conspicuous African American figure to embrace Judaism, courageously merging his identity with another persecuted minority.


Theme 4 THE PERILS OF IDENTITY AND ASYLUM

SHELTER [9:55pm, Feature Film, Israel, 2017, Hebrew/Arabic/German/English, w/English subtitles] Shelter is a suspense-laden thriller set in Germany involving Mona, a Lebanese woman, and Naomi, the Israeli Mossad agent sent to protect her. The women are together for two weeks in Hamburg in a safe house, never suspecting their refuge would soon be transformed into a danger zone and the intimacy developing between them would expose them to the same terrorism that engulfs the world today. In such a game of deception, beliefs are questioned, assumptions shattered. Yet their fates take a surprising turn in this elegantly rendered neo-noir.

$15 - $30 (Including Facility Fees)

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The Saturday pass includes the Saturday night 6 PM reception.

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