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2018 East Bay International Jewish Film Festival

Events

  1. SCREENING AND Q&A WITH DIRECTOR OF “OPERATION WEDDING”

    Sunday, October 7, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Chabad of The Tri-Valley: Leningrad, 1970. Young Jewish dissidents plot to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. Caught by the KGB a few steps from boarding, two were sentenced to death, with others getting years in the gulag. 48 years later, Israeli filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents, leaders of the group: "heroes" in the West but "terrorists" in Russia.

  2. BOOS & BOOZE: SCREENING OF “JERUZALEM”

    Saturday, October 20, 8:00 PM, Beth Chaim Congregation: Let's do social, with a scary (but not too scary) movie, beer and friends. Join us for the zombie-filled screening of "Jeruzalem" in which two young American women visit the Old City of Jerusalem despite dire warnings that the apocalypse is near.

  3. SEDUCED BY MRS. ROBINSON & SCREENING OF “THE GRADUATE”

    Saturday, November 17, 7:00 PM Author Event; 8:30 PM Film Screening, Congregation B’nai Shalom: When "The Graduate" premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations of what seemed to be a small, sexy art-house comedy starring a little known actor named Dustin Hoffman. And then suddenly…the movie became a monster hit. Beverly Gray, the author of "Seduced by Mrs. Robinson," shares never before-revealed details about the making of the film. Book signing followed by a screening of "The Graduate."

  4. SCREENING OF “THE OSLO DIARIES” & GUEST SPEAKER

    Saturday, December 1, 7:00 PM, Congregation B’nai Tikvah: Using contemporary interviews, archival footage and re-enactments, "The Oslo Diaries" provides a “look back” at the secret negotiations that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Despite our knowing the aftermath of the talks, there is suspense and melancholy. This remarkable film captures the tragic assassination of Prime Minister Rabin, as well as the realization that the historic handshake on the White House Lawn did not lead to a lasting peace.

  5. ENCORE SCREENING OF “LIVE AND BECOME”

    Saturday, January 5, 7:00 PM, Congregation B’nai Tikvah: Our encore screening of this award-winning Israeli-French drama opens in 1984 with thousands of Ethiopian Jews living in a refugee camp in the Sudan. Hoping for a better life for him, a Christian mother smuggles her son onto an Israeli rescue plane, saying, “Go, live, and become.”