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JUDY LEVIS MARKHOFF BOCA RATON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

40 Films in 3 Weeks

Sunday, March 8 - Sunday, March 29, 2020

Presenting a wide variety of thought-provoking and entertaining Jewish-themed films from across the globe. Feature films, shorts, documentaries and comedies, 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, and select films in Beifield Auditorium at the Levis JCC Sandler Center.

FESTIVAL PASSES will be available. Take advantage of these special cost-saving opportunities—see every film shown during the Festival or create a unique and exciting festival experience by selecting your own film lineup. Visit bocajff.org for information and to purchase your pass.

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

Pre-Festival Fall Screenings

General Admission: $10; Gold Members: $8, Platinum Members and JLM BRJFF Patrons: Free

Tickets are available online or by calling the Sandler Center at 561-558-2520.

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Generously sponsored by Hotwire Communications and Virgin Printing Corp.

87 CHILDREN

Wednesday, September 25, 1:00 pm

The true story of a Crimean Tatar woman who saved orphaned Jewish children during the Nazi occupation. She disguises them as Tatars, teaches them the Tatar language, customs and prayers, and even gives them Tatar names.

FROM CAIRO TO THE CLOUD: THE WORLD OF THE CAIRO GENIZA

Wednesday, October 23, 1:00 pm

The gripping story of the discovery of the Cairo Geniza, the largest cache of Jewish manuscripts ever found, hidden for centuries in the “geniza,” or sacred storeroom, of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo.

Main Yahudi Hoon (I am A Jew) and Shalom Bollywood

Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm

Main Yahudi Hoon is a short film about a Muslim girl and her aunt who bump into a Jewish man who they assume to be one of them. The chance encounter turns into a forbidden love story.

Shalom Bollywood, a documentary, tells the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry.


WEDNESDAY IS MOVIE DAY AT THE SANDLER CENTER

Join us year-round for an eclectic assortment of films followed by discussion.

Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, Beifield Auditorium

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

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From Stage to Screen!

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

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

  • September 4, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsk, Live From Red Square, Moscow, 101 minutes, 2013
    The world renowned Russian singers captured live in performance at the historic Red Square.
  • September 18, Special Double Feature for the High Holidays
    • The New York Cantors, 55 minutes, 2017
      In concert in Amsterdam’s Historic Portuguese Synagogue Rising stars perform Jewish sacred and secular music.
    • Legendary Voices: Cantors of Yesteryear, 75 minutes, 2000
      Cantor Jack Mendelson journeys to a time when cantors were like movie stars in their communities.

Matinee Movies with Myrna: A Film Appreciation Class

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

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

$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.

Women Making Movies

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

  • September 11, Kelly Duane, The Two Killings of Sam Cook, Documentary, 74 minutes, 2019
    An investigation into the circumstances and controversy surrounding Sam Cooke's murder. With Sam Cooke, Quincy Jones and Smokey Robinson.
  • October 30, Sisters in Resistance, US/France, 60 minutes, 2000
    The story of four French women of uncommon courage who, in their teens and twenties, risked their lives to fight the Nazi occupation of their country. Neither Jews nor Communists, they could have remained safe at home. But they chose to resist. The film captures their amazing lives, and reveals an uncommon, intense bond of friendship that survives to this day.
  • November 20, Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper, USA, 107 minutes, 2016
    Gloria Vanderbilt and her son, TV journalist Anderson Cooper, take a candid look back on Vanderbilt’s remarkable life as an artist, entrepreneur and celebrity who spent over nine decades in the public eye.

Special Screening

  • November 13, Ask Dr. Ruth, 100 minutes, 2019
    Learn the story of the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. Followed by discussion moderated by sex therapist, Marilyn Charwat.