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|Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival|
|Date||Saturday April 30|
|Time||5:30 PM - 10:30 PM|
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Temple Beth El: 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos on Saturday, April 30.
Del Mar Theater: 1124 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz on Monday, May 2 & Wednesday, May 4.
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SANTA CRUZ JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
April 30, May 2 & May 4
Mark your calendars and save the dates!
The Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival returns to Temple Beth El and the Del Mar Theater
April 30 to May 4 with six excellent films from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Israel.
Screenings at the Del Mar Theater are FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited, however.
The festival opens at Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos, on Saturday, April 30 at 5:30 PM with ROSENWALD, the story of the high school dropout who rose to become President of Sears Roebuck and used his wealth to make a difference, building 5,300 schools for underserved black kids during the Jim Crow era. This is his obscure but inspiring story.
At 7:30 PM there will be a reception followed by the screening of FLORY’S FLAME, a celebration of Sephardic musician and composer Flory Jagoda.
Admission for opening night, including two movies and the reception, is just $15.
The festival continues on Monday, May 2, at the Del Mar Theater in downtown Santa Cruz with FREE showings of the Israeli romantic drama VICE VERSA at 6:45 PM and the Canadian drama NATASHA at 8:00 PM.
In VICE VERSA a rabbinical student tries to bring a rebellious 18-year old cancer patient back into the fold. The awkward meeting becomes a love story that transcends religion and society.
In NATASHA, a garish Russian woman and her 14-year old daughter Natasha immigrate to Toronto for the mother’s third marriage. Natasha’s listless, pot-dealing, 16-year old cousin Mark is assigned to show the girl around. But the girl from Moscow has a scandalous past. Rated R for explicit sex and drug use. No one under 18 will be admitted to NATASHA unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The festival concludes on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Wednesday, May 4, at the Del Mar Theater with two moving films of remembrance. At 6:45 PM RUN BOY RUN tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy’s struggle to outlast the Nazis and keep alive his Jewish faith. Nine-year old Srulik escapes the Warsaw ghetto and flees to the woods to survive, but the harsh winter forces him to seek help from farmers and villagers and risk betrayal. Srulik’s riveting journey comes to a riveting climax.
The festival concludes with NICKY’S FAMILY at 8:00 PM. Nicholas Winton, an unassuming English stockbroker, engineered the rescue of over 600 Jewish Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.
All shows are FREE at the Del Mar Theater. Seating is limited. ARRIVE EARLY to assure admission.
Temple Beth El: 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos
Del Mar Theater: 1124 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
For more info. call: (831) 423-2505
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