Join Us for the 2018 Savannah Jewish Film Festival

January 25th - February 3rd

The Testament - Click for Trailer

OPENING NIGHT

Wednesday, January 24th

​Hors D'oeuvres & Cocktails - 6 pm

Film - 7 pm

The Testament

Yoel, a meticulous historian leading a significant debate against holocaust deniers, discovers that his mother carries a false identity. A mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth.

(Drama, 88 min, 2017, Hebrew)

Big Sonia - Click for Trailer

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Lunch - 12:30 pm

Film - 1:30 pm

Big Sonia

National treasure', Holocaust survivor, and diva, Sonia Warshawski (90), has just been served an eviction notice for her popular tailor shop in suburban Kansas City. The specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide.

(Historical Documentary, 93 min, 2016, English)

Cuba's Forgotten Jewels - Click for Trailer

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dinner - 6:00 pm

Film - 7:00 pm

Cuba's Forgotten Jewels

“Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels” was born of the tales that Marion Kreith told her daughter, co-director Judy Kreith, over the years. Marion escaped war torn Europe as a young girl with her family, evading Nazi capture and crossing the Atlantic to a tropical paradise. 

(Documentary, 46 min, English)

Menashe - Click for Trailer

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Dessert Reception - 7:30 pm

Film - 8:15 pm

Menashe

Deep in the heart of New York's notoriously secretive Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a good-hearted but somewhat hapless grocery store clerk, struggles against tradition to keep custody of his only son after his wife passes away.

(Drama, 88 min, Yiddish)

Past Life - Click for Trailer

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Dinner - 6:00 pm

Film - 7:00 pm

Past Life

Based on a true story in 1977 Jerusalem, two sisters, the daughters of Holocaust survivors, investigate a taboo topic: the mystery of their difficult father’s experiences in Poland during World War II. This profoundly moving drama confronts a burden of history that is still very much part of the Israeli present. Director is Avi Nesher. 

(Mystery/Thriller, 110 min, Hebrew)

The 90 Minute War - Click for Trailer

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dinner - 6:00 pm

Film - 7:00 pm

The 90 Minute War

After decades of strife and failed peace talks, both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict decide to settle their differences on a soccer field, in the bold satire.

(Narrative, 84 min, various languages)

In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem - Click for Trailer

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lunch - 12:30 pm

Film - 1:30 pm

In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem

IN OUR HANDS tells the story of Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade and how Israel Defense Forces risked everything for the sake of their homeland. With firsthand interviews and historical reenactments, this powerful docudrama focuses on the commitment and sacrifice of the soldiers who reunited Jerusalem.

(Documentary, 109 min, English)

The Wedding Plan - Click for Trailer

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dinner - 6:00 pm

Film - 7:00 pm

The Wedding Plan

When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband in this hilarious, romantic comedy.

(Comedy, 110 min, Hebrew)

The Women's Balcony - Click for Trailer

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Dessert Reception - 7:30 pm

Film - 8:15 pm

The Women's Balcony

When a charismatic rabbi enters their lives, some women in Jerusalem attempt to unite their neighborhood and preserve their traditions.

(Drama/Comedy, 96 min, Hebrew)