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JUDY LEVIS MARKHOFF BOCA RATON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

40 Films in 3 Weeks: Sunday, March 10 - Saturday, March 31, 2019

Presenting a wide variety of thought-provoking and entertaining Jewish-themed films from across the globe. Feature films, shorts, documentaries and comedies, some Florida or World Premieres. The complete line-up of films will be announced in January. Films will be screened at Cinemark Palace 20 the first two weeks, at the Movies of Delray the third week.

Become a Festival Pass holder—join the Film Circle, ($360 per person), Film Circle Plus (an additional $118 per person), or choose a Daytime or Evening Pass Package. Individual tickets are also available ($12, $14). For details and to purchase passes online, visit bocajff.org.

Sponsored in part by Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

Opening Red Carpet Event: Holy Lands

Thursday, March 7
Reception for Patrons 5:30 pm, Film 7:00 pm
The Polo Club of Boca Raton

When lapsed Jew and former cardiologist Harry (James Caan) suddenly decides to spend his retirement as a pig farmer in Nazareth, Israel, the move deeply shocks his family and his new neighbors. Back in New York, Harry’s ex-wife Monica (Rosanna Arquette) is trying to manage the lives of their adult children, Annabelle and David (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), as well as her own. Adapted from director Amanda Sthers’ critically acclaimed novel, Les Terres Saintes, Holy Lands is a universal story about love, family, loss and tolerance, told with incredible humor and heart by a stellar ensemble cast.

Complimentary for all Festival Passholders, $14 General Admission (film only)

Opening Night: To Dust

Sunday, March 10, 7:00 pm
Cinemark Palace 20

Shmuel (Géza Röhrig), a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay. As a clandestine partnership develops with Albert (Matthew Broderick), a local community college biology professor, the two embark on a darkly comic and increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld. Director Shawn Snyder and Actor Géza Röhrig join us for a post-screening discussion.

Festival Closing Event: The Mamboniks

Sunday, March 31
Reception for Patrons 1:00 pm, Film 1:45 pm
Zinman Hall

In the 1930s and ‘40s, Americans traveling to Cuba became intoxicated with a steamy new dance step that they brought back to the dance floors of New York City, where it became a sensation. Many of its biggest fans were Jewish -- a diverse, offbeat group whose zeal for mambo dancing earned them the nickname: “Mamboniks.” Featuring a live performance by PALO!, a Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated band performing their own style of Cuban music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk”. Don’t miss this event!


THE CATSKILLS AND THE MOVIES

Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 1:00 pm

$10, Gold Members: $8, Platinum Members: Free Advance registration recommended

Catskills Showcase Pass available

Sweet Lorraine (1987) with special guest Freddie Roman

Wednesday, February 6

Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort (2015) with special guest Mark Kutsher

Friday, February 8

Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

Wednesday, February 13

When Comedy Went to School (2013)

Friday, February 15

A Walk on the Moon (1999)

Wednesday, February 20

Dirty Dancing (1987) with special guest Steve Sands

Thursday, February 21

The Rise and Fall of the Borsht Belt (1986)

Friday, February 22

Four Seasons Lodge (2008) with special guest Josie O’Donnell

Wednesday, February 27

When Jews Were Funny (2013)

Friday, March 1


WEDNESDAY IS MOVIE DAY AT THE SANDLER CENTER

Join us every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 pm. for an eclectic assortment of foreign, independent, documentary and performance films followed by a moderated discussion.

Women Making Movies

Award winning films by women directors, followed by discussion with moderator Linda Horowitz.

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

$10, Gold Members: $8, Platinum Members: Free (Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)

Little White Lie, 2014, USA, 64 min

January 9

A very personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial and the power of telling the truth.

From Stage to Screen!

Sponsored by an enthusiastic supporter of the Performing Arts at the Levis JCC

Filmed presentations of the best in live performances of opera, ballet, symphony and theater from around the world.

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

$10, Gold Members: $8, Platinum Members: Free (Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)

The New Year’s Concert, The Vienna Philharmonic, 2018

January 2

Live performance recorded on January 1, 2018 in the Musikverein in Vienna under the baton of Riccardo Muti.

Matinee Movies with Myrna Loman

Foreign, American and Independent films followed by discussion moderated by Myrna Loman. Foreign films have subtitles.

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

$10 per film, Gold Members: $8, Platinum Members: Free (Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)

Please call 561-558-2520 for dates and film titles.