Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County

The 19th season of the Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County is going VIRTUAL!
Mark your calendar for six weeks of award-winning films, October 15 - November 22, featuring Q&A‘s with film directors, producers and expert speakers each Sunday at 12 p.m. via Zoom.

 

All films are $10 per household.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Support the Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County
Click HERE to become a benefactor.
We deeply appreciate all our Festival benefactors and committee members.

Click HERE to view our benefactors.

Click HERE to view Festival committee members.

For more information, contact Nancy Schiffman at nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

 


 

Jewish Film Festival Line-Up
Click on the film titles below for full film details and trailers.

Each film is available for viewing any time during the dates indicated.
The purchase of film tickets is available at any time prior to designated film dates.
Upon registering for a film, the film and Q&A link will be emailed to you.

 

October 15 – October 18
The Keeper
The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann a German soldier and prisoner of war who, although confronted by British post-war protest, prejudice, and outrage, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon.

Sponsored in part by Congregation Beth El – Norwalk.

In partnership with the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.

Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 12 p.m., featuring film producer, Robert Marciniak and moderated by Betsy Stone.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

October 22 – October 25
CT PREMIERE The Rabbi from Hezbollah
Ibrahim was born in a small village in Lebanon and was destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a farmer and shepherd, but fate had something else in store. Through tribulations, coincidence and choice, he became one of Israel's leading spies.

Sponsored in part by JCC Tzahal Shalom. 

Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 12 p.m., featuring film director, Itamar Chen. 

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

October 29 – November 1
CT PREMIERE Shared Legacies: The African American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
A moving tribute to the historic partnership between Jews and African Americans during the long history of the civil rights struggle in America with a look at current day relationships and a call to action.

Sponsored in part by the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien and the Jewish Community Relations Council of UJF

In partnership with 

Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m., featuring:
Sherry Frank - Film Director; President, NCJW Atlanta section; and former Director, AJC Southeast Area
Reverend Dr. Michael G. Christie - Assistant to the Pastor; and Minister of Prison Ministry at Union Baptist Church, Stamford, CT
Mort Lowenthal - former Chair of Stamford's Human Rights Commission at the time of the Civil Rights Movement
Moderated by Dov Wilker - AJC Director, Black-Jewish Relations; and Regional Director, AJC Atlanta

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

November 5 – November 8
COMMEMORATING KRISTALLNACHT
CT PREMIERE Box for Life
This film tells the amazing life story of Noah Klieger, an example of courage, optimism and resilience. He smuggled Jewish children from Belgium to Switzerland, survived Auschwitz by claiming to be a boxer, was a crew member of the ship "Exodus-1947”, and was the oldest active journalist in the world. 

Sponsored in part by Congregation Agudath Sholom and Temple Beth El.

In partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.

Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 12 p.m., featuring film director, Uri Borreda and moderated by Brian Kriftcher.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

November 12 – November 15
Crescendo
When a world famous conductor tries to create an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra, it takes all his skill and resources to overcome the preconceptions and discord to enable them to play in harmony, rising to a tense and emotional finale.  A remarkable theatrical film and contribution to the world-wide efforts towards understanding, humanity and peace.

In partnership with 

Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m., featuring Lt. Col. (res.) Avital Leibovich, Director of AJC Jerusalem. 

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

November 19 – November 22
CT PREMIERE When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
In 1933 in Berlin, 9 year old Anna’s life changes when her father, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich to escape the Nazis. Her family soon to follow, Anna leaves everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, and faces a new life full of challenges and trepidation abroad.

Sponsored in part by Stamford Hadassah.

Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 12 p.m., featuring film director, Caroline Link and moderated by Tania Wilk Weiss.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 


 

All films are $10 per household.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Support the Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County
Click HERE to become a benefactor.
We deeply appreciate all our Festival benefactors and committee members.
Click HERE to view our benefactors.

Click HERE to view Festival committee members.

For more information, contact Nancy Schiffman at nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

 

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