Join Us for the 2019 Savannah Jewish Film Festival

January 23 - February 2

Longing - Click image for Trailer

Wednesday, January 23rd

6pm - Opening Night Party

7pm - Film

Longing

A middle-aged bachelor’s world is upended when he learns he has lost a son he didn’t know existed, and he belatedly discovers fatherly love and devotion, in this moving Israeli tragicomedy. Nominated for 13 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, and Audience Award and Best Script prizewinner at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

(Drama/Comedy, 103 min., Hebrew)

93Queen - Click image for trailer

Thursday, January 24, 2019

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Film

93Queen

93QUEEN follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are shattering the glass ceiling in their Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in NYC.

(Documentary, 90 min, English)

Keep the Change - Click image for Trailer

Thursday, January 24, 2019

6pm - Dinner

7pm - Film

Keep the Change

Two adults with autism strike up an unlikely and transformative relationship in this heartfelt, surprising reinvention of the New York romantic comedy starring vibrant characters under-represented in cinema. Winner of Best U.S. Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Director prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival.

(Romance/Comedy, 94 min, English)

1945 - Click image for Trailer

January 26, 2019

7:30pm - Dessert Reception

8:15pm - Film

1945

12 August 1945, 11 AM. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. Within a few hours, everything changes.

(Drama, 91 min, Hungarian)

An American Tail - Click image for Trailer

January 27, 2019

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Film

An American Tail (Kids Film )

A young mouse named Fievel Mousekewitz and his family emigrate from Russia to the United States by boat after their home is destroyed by cats. During the trip, a fierce storm throws Fievel from the ship, and he loses contact with his family. Luckily, he manages to sail to New York in a bottle. There, Irish mouse Bridget, an Italian mouse named Tony and a kindly cat named Tiger help Fievel search for his loved ones.

(Kids Animation, 80 min, English)

This is Home - Click image for Trailer

January 27, 2019

6pm - Dinner

7pm - Film

This is Home

This Is Home follows four families sent to resettle in Baltimore in 2016. They have just eight months to find jobs, learn English, and become self-sufficient. the film reveals the inherent decency of a displaced community desperate for help within a country increasingly hostile to principles of inclusion and opportunity. This Is Home is the winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary.

(Documentary, 91 min, English)

A Bag of Marbles - Click image for Trailer

January 29, 2019

6pm - Dinner

7pm - Film

A Bag of Marbles

This heartwarming adaptation of Joseph Joffo's enduring memoir tells the story of the Nazi occupation through the eyes of two young Jewish boys struggling to survive on their own. 

(Drama, 113 minutes, French)

Challah Rising in the Dessert: The Jews of New Mexico - Click image for Trailer

January 31, 2019

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Film

Challah Rising in the Dessert: The Jews of New Mexico

This revelatory mosaic of faith and cultural pride set amidst a magnificent remote landscape, vibrantly celebrates the history, influences and people of New Mexico’s unique and highly diverse Jewish community.​

(Documentary, 84 min, English)

The Invisibles - Click image for Trailer

January 31, 2019

6pm - Dinner

7pm - Film

The Invisibles

This little-known story of Jewish teens and young adults who outlasted the Third Reich while hiding in Berlin, comes emotionally and vividly to life through an unusual hybrid docu-drama technique, to offer a powerful, uplifting message of resilience and courage.

(Drama/History, 110 min, German)

The Boy Downstairs - Click Image for Trailer

February 2, 2019

7:30pm - Closing Night Dessert Reception

8:15pm - Film

The Boy Downstairs

Zosia Mamet (Girls) is a conflicted millennial who revisits a failed romance when she unknowingly moves into her ex-boyfriend's Brooklyn brownstone, in this easygoing love story that contemplates modern relationships and the price of independence and freedom.

(Drama/Romance, 91 min, English)