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Welcome to the 2018 Jewish Film Festival of Sarasota-Manatee!

 

As we celebrate Israel's 70th birthday, we are extremely excited to present a premiere line-up of twelve films themed around the creation of the State of Israel and modern life in Israel today.

 

These twelve films provide a fascinating, multi-dimensional window into Jewish and Israeli history, and Jewish values. They expose us to a variety of historical, personal, and emotional experience--both real and fictional--that can spark our thinking, expand our perspectives, and strengthen our connection to the larger world of the Jewish people.

 

TickET OPTIONS

Single-screening tickets will be available for purchase in mid- February. Keep checking back for more information. Until then, please enjoy watching a trailer of each film below.

Screening Locations

  • Hollywood 20 (H20): 1993 Main St., Sarasota
  • Sarasota Municipal Auditorium (SMA): 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
  • Sahib Shriners Auditorium (SSA): 600 Beneva Rd., Sarasota
  • Temple Beth Israel (TBI): 567 Bay Isles Rd., Long Boat Key

FESTIVAL PROGRAM GUIDE



For information on sponsoring this program,
please contact:

Jeremy Lisitza

941.343.2113

jlisitza@jfedsrq.org

 

TRAILERS & MOVIE TIMES

A HEARTBEAT AWAY

Monday, March 12 @ 1:00pm | H20

​Tuesday, March 13 @ 3:30pm | H20

​Wednesday, March 14 @ 3:30pm | H20

​Thursday, March 15 @ 10:30am | H20

​Friday, March 16 @ 3:30pm | H20

 

 


 

AMOR

Monday, March 12 @ 10:30am | H20 | Theater 7

Monday, March 12 @ 10:30am | H20 | Theater 8

Wednesday, March 14 @ 7:00pm | H20 | Theater 6

Wednesday, March 14 @ 7:00pm | H20 | Theater 8

Thursday, March 15 @ 3:30pm | H20 | Theater 6

Thursday, March 15 @ 3:30pm | H20 | Theater 8

Friday, March 16 @ 3:30pm | H20


 

AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY

Monday, March 12 @ 7:00pm | H20 | Theater 6

Monday, March 12 @ 7:00pm | H20 | Theater 8

Tuesday, March 13 @ 1:00pm | H20 | Theater 6

Tuesday, March 13 @ 1:00pm | H20 | Theater 8

Wednesday, March 14 @ 7:00pm | H20

​Thursday, March 15 @ 10:30am | H20 | Theater 6

​Thursday, March 15 @ 10:30am | H20 | Theater 8


 

A QUIET HEART

Monday, March 12 @ 3:30pm | H20 | Theater 7

Monday, March 12 @ 3:30pm | H20 | Theater 8

Wednesday, March 14 @ 10:30am | H20 | Theater 6

Wednesday, March 14 @ 10:30am | H20 | Theater 8

Thursday, March 15 @ 1:00pm | H20

​Thursday, March 15 @ 7:00pm | H20

Friday, March 16 @ 1:00pm | H20


 

THE BEN-GURION, EPILOGUE

Thursday, March 8 @ 7:00pm | Opening Night | SMA

Monday, March 12 @ 7:00pm | H20

Thursday, March 15 @ 1:00pm | H20

Friday, March 16 @ 10:30am | H20

 

 

 


 

 

 

BETWEEN WORLDS

Tuesday, March 13 @ 10:30am | H20 | Theater 6

Tuesday, March 13 @ 10:30am | H20 | Theater 8

Wednesday, March 14 @ 3:30pm | H20

Thursday, March 15 @ 7:00pm | H20 | Theater 6

​Thursday, March 15 @ 7:00pm | H20 | Theater 8

Friday, March 16 @ 3:30pm | H20

 


 

IN BETWEEN

Tuesday, March 13 @ 3:30pm | H20 | Theater 6

Tuesday, March 13 @ 3:30pm | H20 | Theater 8

Wednesday, March 14 @ 7:00pm | H20

​Thursday, March 15 @ 1:00pm | H20

Friday, March 16 @ 10:30am | H20

 


 

MR. PREDICTABLE

Monday, March 12 @ 1:00pm | H20 | Theater 6

Monday, March 12 @ 1:00pm | H20 | Theater 8

Tuesday, March 13 @ 7:00pm | H20

Wednesday, March 14 @ 3:00pm | TBI

Wednesday, March 14 @ 3:30pm | H20

​Friday, March 16 @ 1:00pm | H20


 

OPERATION WEDDING

Monday, March 12 @ 3:30pm | H20

Tuesday, March 13 @ 10:30am | H20

Wednesday, March 14 @ 1:00pm | H20

​Thursday, March 15 @ 3:30pm | H20

 

 


 

THE WEDDING PLAN

Monday, March 12 @ 10:30am | H20

​Tuesday, March 13 @7:00pm | H20 | Theater 6

​Tuesday, March 13 @7:00pm | H20 | Theater 8

Wednesday, March 14 @ 1:00pm | H20 | Theater 6

Wednesday, March 14 @ 1:00pm | H20 | Theater 8

Friday, March 16 @  10:30am | H20

THE WOMEN'S BALCONY

Tuesday, March 13 @ 1:00pm | H20

Wednesday, March 14 @ 10:30am | H20

Friday, March 16 @ 1:00pm | H20

EXODUS (1960)

Sunday, March 18 @ 3:00pm | Closing Night | SSA

 

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL SPONSOR


 

FEDERATION TORCH SPONSORS

Edie & David Chaifetz

​Margaret M. & Leon R. Ellin

Robert and Esther Heller Community Relations Committee

Naiditch Family Foundation

Bunny & Mort Skirboll

Lois Sulberg

 

MEDIA SPONSORS

 

OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR

Gail & Joel Morganroth

 

SILVER SPONSOR

Shelly and Sy Goldblatt

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Dr. Louis & Milly Chavkin

​Dr. Lewis & Sandra Hanan

 

COPPER SPONSOR

Gerri Aaron & Marvin Albert

Ellie & Lou Altman

Betty-Jean & David Bavar

​Howard Berman

Milt Crystal

Marsha & Marvin Frank

Ann & Robert Jackson

 

PEWTER SPONSORS

Ruthe Actor

Ruth & Alan Ades

​Elsa Olson & Victor Benaroya

Bobbi & Don Bernstein

Karen & Tom Bernstein

Roberta Berson & Frank Tucciarone

Sheila & Jerry Birnbaum

Rosann & Ian Black

Marvin Black & Barbara Horowitz

Judy & Jack Bloch

Cookie Bloom

Fran & Jack Braverman

Murray Bring & Kay Delaney

Lynn & Richard Burton

J. Carson

Dr. Herbert & Anita Cohen

Helen & Murray Charash

Linda Charnes & Stanley Yudin

Renee Crames

Marsha & Harry Eisenberg

​Meredith & Al Ernst

Esme & Eric Faerber

Gloria Feibus

​Janis & Jay Forgotson

Jean & Michael Freed

Helen & Len Glaser

Nancy Gold

Roz Goldberg & Alan Bandler

​Faith & Michael Goldman

Sandra & James Goldman

Barbara & Merrill Greenberger

Debby & Jerry Hamburg

Debbie & Larry Haspel

​Rive & Thomas Hecht

Barbara Jacob

Sue Johnson

Marcy & Michael Klein

Sandra & Ben Krause

Ilana & Merwyn Kroll

Joan & Bart Levenson

Lori & David Liner

Linda Lipson

Bobbi & Will Lorry

Judith & Arthur Marks

Ellen & Henry Mason

Gloria Moss

Margot Nathan

Burton Raimi & Rosalyn Fleischer

Bert Rapowitz & Lauri Pollack

Ronnie Riceberg & Dennis Zimmerman

Nadia Ritter

Michael Ritter

Irene & Marty Ross

Lois Ross

Harriet & Jules Schaeffer

Cheryl a& Steve Shapiro

Nancy & Barry Shapiro

Barbara & Jack Sobel

Susi & Jack Steenbarger

Phyllis Steingard

Hadassah & Martin Strobel

Adrea & Jack  Sukin

Cheryl & Mel Taub

Bryna & Howard Tevlowitz

Evans Tilles & Terry Neis

Janet Tolbert

​Janet & Bruce Udell

Robin Alan & Wallack

Sue & Arthur Warshaw

Marysue Leon & Wechsler

Hannah & Norm Weinberg

Patti & David Wertheimer

Brian & Joan Wides

 Elizabeth & Michael Zeisler

Roberta & Harold Zimmerman

 

This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture.