Schedule

Saturday, March 30 at the Jewish Community Center

Temple Beth El
3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos, CA

Suggested donation $20 per person, $35 per couple, includes all movies and reception. No one turned away for lack of funds!

5:30 pm – Opening Night Reception. Nosh & schmooze with fellow film lovers in the new Litvak wing of the Jewish Community Center. We’ve got a fantastic spread of finger food, fruit, dessert, wine and soft drinks for you to enjoy. Indulge your taste buds as well as your intellect in this opening night fundraiser.

6:45 pm –  Fast & Glitzy Raffle. Celebrating our 19th year we will be raffling off some fabulous prize packages.

7:00 pm  WENDY’S SHABBAT   –  Palm Desert seniors find community and spirituality with a side of fries.

7:15 pm  SHALOM, BOLLYWOOD   –  Jews have lived In India for over 2,000 years. At the start of the 20th century, Jewish talent filled the screen and helped launch what was to become the biggest film industry in the world.

Sunday, March 31 – Cabrillo College Forum, Watsonville Center

Cabrillo College Forum
318 Union St. Watsonville, Ca

No admission charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.  For carpool please call or text (831) 818-9076.

1:00 pm  – THE LAST SUIT   Avraham escapes a Buenos Aires retirement home and embarks on a quest to find the Christian friend who saved him from the Nazis in Poland 70 years earlier..

3:00 pm – To be announced soon.   

Monday, April 1 at Del Mar Theater

Del Mar Theater
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, Ca

No admission charge. Donations gratefully accepted.

6:15 pm – THE ACCOUNTANT AT AUSCHWITZ
Oscar Grunig never killed anyone.  This 95-year old former SS officer just collected and delivered to the Reich the valuables of 300,000 Jews headed to the gas chamber. A scapegoat or a war criminal?  This documentary examines what constitutes a war crime and how Germany has dealt with its murderous past.

8:00 pm – SHOELACES
A father who abandoned his special needs child attempts reconciliation with him as an adult, after the death of his mother.

Tuesday, April 2 at Aegis Aptos Community Room

Aegis Aptos Community Room,
125 Heather Terrace, Aptos, Ca

Refreshments served.  No admission charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.

2:00 pm – THE HUNT FOR ADOLPH EICHMANN
The classic documentary with narration by Gregory Peck has been updated and re-releasesd. It’s the riveting story of the life, crimes, escape, capture, and trial of Nazi Germany’s architect of the Final Solution.

Wednesday, April 3 at Del Mar Theater

Del Mar Theater
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, Ca

No admission charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.

6:00 pm –  NEAR NORMAL MAN

Ben Stern, a Polish Jew, survived 2 ghettos, 9 concentration camps and 2 death marches. Thirty years later, his courage, kindness and faith are tested again in a fierce public battle to stop American Nazis from marching in his adopted home town of Skokie, Illinois.

6:30 pm – ON MY WAY OUT: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi

After 60 years of seemingly model marriage, Holocaust survivors Roman and Ruth Blank reveal to their family a huge secret: Roman is gay.

7:45 pm – MONKEY BUSINESS: The Story of Curious George’s Creators 

Hans and Margaret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books, led extraordinary lives. Interviews, animation, and archival footage bring to life their story, featuring a narrow escape from Nazis on make-shift bicycles.

Admissions to all showings are on a first come – first seated basis.  Arrive early to assure seating.

 

Thursday, April 4 at Cabrillo College Aptos, VAPA 5000

Cabrillo College, VAPA 5000, Aptos
Samper Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos

No admission charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.

2:00 pm – PROSECUTING EVIL 

Ben Ferencz was lead prosecutor at Nuremburg. He’s a little man who casts a long shadow, helping to create a legal definition of genocide and enforce crimes against humanity in the world court.

Followed by a panel discussion with Cabrillo College professors and immigration attorney Ann Lipson.  Don’t miss this informative and inspirational exchange of ideas for creating a more just and lawful society.

 

Thursday, April 4 at the Jewish Community Center at Temple Beth el

The Jewish Community Center at Temple Beth El
3055 Porter Gulch Rd., Aptos

No admission charge.  Donations gratefully accepted.

6:30 pm – Film program & celebration to be announced soon. 

Celebrate closing night of the 2019 Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival with a very special film screening and refreshments, too!

Admissions to all showings are on a first come – first seated basis.  Arrive early to assure seating.