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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.

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.

Opening Red Carpet Event

Thursday, March 7, The Polo Club of Boca Raton

Save the date for this special VIP Reception. Join us as we officially kick off the 2019 Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival. Visit bocajff.org for information.

Pre-Festival Fall Screenings

The Smuggler and Her Charges (Encore Screening from 2018 Festival)

Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 pm, Beifield Auditorium, Levis JCC Sandler Center

Documentary filmmaker Michael Prazan’s captivating and personal detective story uncovers the truth behind his father’s childhood escape from Nazi-occupied France, which was made possible for a female smuggler with mysterious motivations.

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

Lives Well-Lived

Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 pm, Beifield Auditorium, Levis JCC Sandler Center

This documentary by Sky Bergman celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100-years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3,000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you. Discussion led by Marilyn Charwat.

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


General Admission: $10 for each screening, $15 for both screenings; BRJFF Patrons: Free

Hummus

Presented in partnership with the Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation and The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Sunday, October 21, 7:30 pm, Congregation B’nai Torah, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton

Wednesday, November 28, 1:00 pm, Beifield Auditorium, Levis JCC Sandler Center

Hummus has the power to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together in the Middle East, America and around the world. A Muslim woman, a Jewish man and a Christian Arab are on a restless quest for meaning. Despite their historical and cultural differences, they all have one thing in common…a passionate love of Hummus.

The Patriot

Presented in partnership with the Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation and The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 pm, Congregation B’nai Torah, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton

Wednesday, December 12, 1:00 pm, Beifield Auditorium, Levis JCC Sandler Center

Against the rising Anti-Semitism in France, a militant Zionist hacker by the name of “Ulcan” declares a one-man war against the leaders of the Anti-Semitic movement knowing the real battlefield is online, where hatred has no limits on censorship.


THE CATSKILLS AND THE MOVIES

Starting in February; Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 1:00 pm

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

Catskills Showcase Pass available

Wednesday, February 6: Sweet Lorraine (1987)

Friday, February 8: Welcome to Kutshers (2015)

Wednesday, February 13: Marjorie Morning Star (1958)

Friday, February 15: When Comedy Went to School (2013)

Wednesday, February 20: A Walk on the Moon (1999)

Thursday, February 21: Dirty Dancing (1987) with special guest Steve Sands

Wednesday, February 27: Four Seasons Lodge (2008)

Friday, March 1: When Jews Were Funny (2013)


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)

Double Feature: Sweat Shop Cinderella, A Portrait of Anzia Yezierska, 2010, USA, 27 min

September 12

The fascinating life story of the writer best known for her 1925 novel, Bread Givers. Yezierska had a romance with philosopher John Dewey, and a brief stint in Hollywood.

Acting Our Age, 1988, USA, 60 min

September 12

Six women offer insight and good humor and a variety of perspectives on aging and complex subjects as changing body image, sexuality, family life and dealing with death.

Ruthie & Connie; Every Room in the House with Special Guest Ruthie Berman, 2002, USA, 63 min

October 17

A documentary profiling the two Jewish grandmothers who launched the marriage equality movement, this unconventional valentine spans five decades of shared pain and laughter - and a lifetime of hard-earned wisdom.

Little White Lie, 2014, USA, 64 min

November 14

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)

Miss Saigon; 25th Anniversary Performance, 2016

October 31

Performed live at London’s Prince Edward Theatre. Featuring stars of the original cast, Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman.

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.