Schedule

Saturday, April 1st at the Jewish Community Center

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!

6:00 pm – Reception, Refreshments, and Raffle.  Schmooze with Jews.

7:00 pm – EL HARA  Documentary, Tunisia/France 15 min. 2016  Memoir of a lost community in No. Africa

Followed by RESTORING TOMORROW   Documentary, USA 90 mins. 2016

Special appearance by filmmaker Aaron Wolf of Howling Wolf Productions, writer/director of RESTORING TOMORROW.

A Los Angeles treasure, the Wilshire Blvd. Temple, built by the original Hollywood moguls, was facing a disgraceful demise. The historic building and  the future of a central Los Angeles community was at stake.



Monday, April 3rd at Del Mar Theater      

1124 Pacific Ave.  Santa Cruz                         Admission by donation

6:30 pm –  ONCE IN A LIFETIME    Drama, France, 105 mins. 2014

Underprivileged and rebellious French high school kids, more concerned with jeans than genocide, are driven to compete in a contest which changes the students’ attitudes dramatically. Based on a true story, co-written by a French Muslim, the film won awards at New Hampshire, Boston, Santa Barbara and Toronto film festivals.

8:15 pm –  ON THE MAP   Documentary, Israel, 85 mins. 2016

During a dark period for Israel the national basketball team fought its way to the 1977 European Championship in a quest for their own “miracle on hardwood”. This delightful movie profiles a team that captured the heart of a nation and surprised the world.

Special appearance by award-winning filmmaker Dani Menkin of Hey Jude Productions, writer/director of ON THE MAP.



Wednesday, April 5th at Del Mar Theater

1124 Pacific Ave.  Santa Cruz                  Admission by donation

6:30 pm –  IS THAT YOU?   Drama, Israel/USA, 81 mins. 2014

Ronnie, a 60-year old film projectionist fired from his job, ventures off to the U.S. in search of Rachel, the love of his youth.  This quirky romantic road trip by filmmaker Dani Menkin   (DOLPHIN BOY) was nominated for best film at the 2014 Israeli Academy Awards.

8:00 pm –  FANNY’S JOURNEY   Drama, France/Belgium, 95 mins., 2016

It’s 1943, and 13-year old Fanny and ten other children are sent from France to an Italian orphanage for Jews. Soon these kids are on their own and on the run from the Nazis. They must achieve the impossible: reach the Swiss border and freedom. Based on a true story.

* Admission to free showings at the Del Mar are on a first come – first served basis.