San Diego International Jewish Film Festival Midseason Programs

San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Ask Dr. Ruth

Friday, March 20, 2020 | 11:00 am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Ruth Westheimer, a 4’7” powerhouse, burst on the scene in the 1980’s and changed popular culture with her straight talk about sex. Her national radio and TV shows have been broadcast for decades, and Dr Ruth, now 91, shows no signs of slowing down. Chronicling her incredible life from Holocaust survivor to America’s most famous sex therapist, this documentary tells her tale of resilience, triumph and the power of positive thinking.

Ask Dr. Ruth(FULL TRAILER)

Calgary Underground Film Festival 2019 – Winner, Audience Award Best Documentary Feature

Director Ryan White

Documentary, American Stories, Biography, Women’s Issues | USA | 2019 | 100 mins | English

Tickets: Free. Please reserve your seat by registering here or at Guest Services.

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Ask Dr. Ruth
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San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Crossroads

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 11:00 am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

When an underfunded charter school for at-risk teens receives a gift of lacrosse equipment, they are determined to put it to use— despite their students’ lack of experience and enthusiasm. The seemingly impossible task of forming a team is tackled by Bob Selkin, a local Jewish ophthalmologist, who volunteers to coach these young men. Selkin leads the team not only to athletic success, but to personal and academic successes as well. Emmy Award-winning director Ron Yassen tells the inspiring story of perseverance and the transformative power of sports on players and their mentors.

Director Ron Yassen

Documentary, American Stories, Sports | USA | 2018 | 77 mins | English | San Diego Premiere

Tickets: Free. Please reserve your seat by registering here or at Guest Services.

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Crossroads
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Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

The Albert Einstein you never knew!

The image of a charmingly unworldly genius, playing the violin and riding a bicycle around Princeton University, has eclipsed the real Albert Einstein—a firebrand social activist who warned of Hitler’s evil intentions and helped to rescue Jews from the Nazis before WWII. Einstein was an outspoken social and political leader and an anti-war activist who was on the right side of controversial issues like women's rights, racism and nuclear arms control. Using a wealth of rarely seen archival footage, letters to and from Einstein, and new and illuminating interviews, Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary shows us a man who, while celebrated for his groundbreaking work in physics, was a true humanitarian; a man who believed in always doing the right thing.

Director Julia Newman | 2020 | 80 min | English | Documentary

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Price: $16.25 | JCC Member $14.25

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San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
30th Anniversary Spring Film Series:
Let Me Go

Friday, May 22, 2020 | 11:00 am
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Four generations of women confront a terrible family secret when Traudi, the mother who abandoned her young daughter, Helga, in 1941, is close to death. Helga’s visit to her mother decades later with her own granddaughter, Emily, leads to shocking revelations that each woman has to come to terms with. Based on a true story and book by Helga Schneider. Contains Holocaust material.

Let Me Go(FULL TRAILER)

Director Polly Steele

Drama, History and War| UK, Austria | 2017 | 101 mins | German, English | San Diego Premiere

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Let Me Go
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