2018 San Diego Jewish Film Festival Audience Choice Award Winners

 

Audience Choice Award: Narrative Feature

1. A Bag of Marbles, Directed by Christian Duguay
2. The Invisibles, Directed by Claus Räfle
3. An Act of Defiance, Directed by Jean van de Velde


Audience Choice Award: Documentary Feature

1. Lives Well Lived, Directed by Sky Bergman
2. Drawing Against Oblivion, Directed by Bärbel Jacks
3. Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me, Directed by Sam Pollard

 

 

Mark Cantor's Giants of Jazz on Film

Wednesdays - January 24, March 7, and May 9,2018 at 7pm
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre

With a vast archive of more than 12,000 films and clips, music maven Mark Cantor’s spectacular collection of jazz and blues performances is widely considered one of the world’s premier collections of American popular music on film. In his not-to-be-missed programs, Cantor screens rare clips and shares detailed documentation and lively commentary.

“Mark Cantor has one of the very best collections of jazz films in the world.”
– Ken Burns

Price for individual shows: $25; JCC Member Price: $20
Series price: $57; JCC Member $45
Questions: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348

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SAN DIEGO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL-ISRAELI CINEMA SERIES screening of: WEDDING DOLL With Special Guest: Director Nitzan Gilady

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7pm
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Hagit, a young woman with a mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory and lives with her mother, Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. When Hagit embarks on her first romantic relationship, she keeps it a secret from her overbearing mom. Israeli director Nitzan Gilady sparkles in his feature debut, a richly detailed family drama for which Asi Levi’s performance as Sarah earned her the Best Actress prize at the 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival.

Regular Price:$15.25; Member Price:$13.25; Students & Faculty FREE with ID
General Admission Seating
Presented in partnership with The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative

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The Ancient Law (Das alte Gesetz) With Live Score Performed by Donald Sosin and Alicia Svigals

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

San Diego Premiere

One of the hottest tickets at the recent Berlin International Film Festival, we are honored to provide San Diegans the first opportunity to view the digitally restored version of the 1923 German classic. Making the evening even more special, the film will be accompanied with an original score by renowned pianist and composer Donald Sosin performed live along with violinist Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. The film takes on the theme of Jewish assimilation in 19th-century Europe as it contrasts the closed world of shtetl life with liberal society. With its depiction of a cantor's son who breaks with family tradition to become an actor, this 1923 film was clearly the inspiration for the groundbreaking 1927 American film The Jazz Singer.
Director: Ewald André Dupont / Germany / 1923 / 137 min (restored version) / German and English Subtitles / Silent

Presented in partnership with the Lipinsky Family Jewish Arts Festival
Price: $20; JCC Member Price: $18
Assigned Seating

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Humor Me

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7pm
Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18

Humor Me stars award-winning actors Elliot Gould, Bebe Neuwirth, Annie Potts, Jermaine Clement (from HBO’s Flight of the Conchords) and singer Ingrid Michaelson. A father and son comedy, the story centers on the son (Clement) who is forced to move into his father’s (Gould) retirement community. The film’s winsome performances and winking humor will remind audiences of writer/director Sam Hoffman’s acclaimed earlier work, Old Jews Telling Jokes.
Director: Sam Hoffman | 93 mins | USA | 2017 | English | Comedy
Price: $15.25; JCC Member Price: $13.25
General Admission Seating

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Budapest Noir

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Set in the politically troubled autumn of 1936, this story follows Zsigmond Gordon, a world-weary reporter asking unwanted questions about the seemingly unimportant murder of a young prostitute found beaten to death and dumped in a courtyard. While supposedly covering the funeral of fascist-leaning, real-life Hungarian prime minister Gyula Gömbös, Gordon’s investigation leads him deep into the city’s dark underbelly – a shady world of pornographers, fixers, all-night “smokers”, boxing rings, seedy brothels, powerful crime syndicates and communist cells – all the way to the highest echelons of power, where one of Hungary’s most influential business figures plans to make a fortune through his political ties to Germany’s leadership – as long as he can somehow keep secret the fact that he is of Jewish heritage.

Director: Éva Gárdos | 95 mins | Hungary | 2017 | Hungarian with English Subtitles | Drama
Price: $15.25; JCC Member Price: $13.25
General Admission Seating
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