March 11-22, 2020

Welcome to the

Milman-Kover Family

2020 Jewish Film Festival

of Sarasota-Manatee!

 

As we enter the festival's second decade, we are extremely excited to present 18 more remarkable and diverse films that will impact, provoke, and move you! They are documentaries, narratives, tragedies and comedies, mysteries and love stories. All have won awards and have special meaning to our community of viewers. As a special treat, each feature film will be preceded by an animated short created by a student from the Ringling College of Art + Design.

 

To buy tickets, CLICK ON THE DATE/TIME of the movie you want to purchase in the listings below each trailer.


To help you plan your selections, please enjoy watching a trailer of each film below.


 

SCREENING LOCATIONS

 

  • Hollywood 11 (H11): 1993 Main St., Sarasota
  • Sarasota Event Center (SEC): 600 N. Beneva Rd., Sarasota
  • Sarasota Municipal Auditorium (SMA): 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
  • Temple Beth Israel (TBI): 567 Bay Isles Rd., Long Boat Key

 

 

 

FESTIVAL BROCHURE

Read summeries about each movie, and use the handy movie selection chart in the back to help you plan your festival experience!

For Sponsorship Opportunities,
please contact:

Jeremy Lisitza

941.343.2113

jlisitza@jfedsrq.org

 

 TRAILERS

 

To buy tickets, CLICK ON THE DATE/TIME of the movie you want to purchase.

 

CRESCENDO

Th., March 12, 5:00p | H11 #5

Fr., March 13, Noon | H11 #7

Th., March 19, 2:00p | H11 #5

Fr., March 20, 2:30p | H11 #7

FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES

OPENING NIGHT Wed., March 11, 7:00p | SMA

Mon., March 16, 2:30p | H11 #7

Tu., March 17, 2:00p | H11 #5

Opening Night Special Guest: Patti Kenner, Executive Producer of Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.

GOLDA'S BALCONY, THE FILM

CENTERPIECE EVENT Wed., March 18, 7:00p | SEC

Fr., March 20, Noon | H11 #5

LOVE IN SUSPENDERS+

Mon., March 16, 8:00p | H11 #5

Mon., March 16, 8:30p | H11 #7

Tu., March 17, 5:00p | H11 #5

Th., March 19, 7:00p | TBI

Fr., March 20, Noon | H11 #7

MURER: ANATOMY OF A TRIAL

Fr., March 13, 2:00p | H11 #5

Mon., March 16, 5:00p | H11 #6

Tu., March 17, 8:00p | H11 #5

Wed., March 18, 2:00p | H11 #5

NEVER AGAIN IS NOW

CLOSING EVENT Fr., March 22, 3:00p | SEC

PROSECUTING EVIL:

THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BEN FERENCZ

Th., March 12, 8:00p | H11 #5

Th., March 12, 8:30p | H11 #7

Fr., March13, 5:00p | H11 #5

Fr., March 20, Noon | H11 #6

RESCUE BUS 300

Fr., March 13, 5:00p | H11 #6

Mon., March 16, 8:00p | H11 #6

Th., March 19, 5:00p | H11 #5

Fr., March 20, 5:00p | H11 #5

SHOELACES

Th., March 12, 5:00p | H11 #6

Wed., March 18, Noon | H11 #7

Th., March 19, Noon | H11 #5

Fr., March 20, 5:00p | H11 #6

THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ

Th., March 12, 2:00p | H11 #6

Mon., March 16, 2:00p | H11 #6

Tu., March 17, 8:30p | H11 #7

Wed., March 18, Noon | H11 #5

THE KEEPER

Th., March 12, 5:30p | H11 #7

Mon., March 16, Noon | H11 #7

Tu., March 17, Noon | H11 #7

Fr., March 20, 2:00p | H11 #5

THE PASSENGERS

Th., March 12, 8:00p | H11 #6

Fr., March 13, 2:30p | H11 #7

Wed., March 18, 2:00p | H11 #6

Th., March 19, 5:00p | H11 #6

THE SPY BEHIND HOME PLATE

Fr., March 13, 5:00p | H11 #7

Tu., March17, 8:00p | H11 #6

Th., March 19, 8:00p | H11 #5

Fr., March 20, 2:00p | H11 #6

UNKEPT SECRETS

Fr., March 13, 2:00p | H11 #6

Mon., March 16, 5:30p | H11 #7

Tu., March 17, Noon | H11 #5

Th., March 19, 2:00p | H11 #6

WHY THE JEWS?

Fr., March 13, Noon | H11 #6

Tu., March 17, 5:30p | H11 #7

Wed., March 18, 2:30p | H11 #7

Th., March 19, 8:00p | H11 #6

Th., March 19, 8:30p | H11 #7

WORKING WOMAN

Th., March 12, 2:30p | H11 #7

Mon., March 16, Noon | H11 #5

Tu., March 17, 5:00p | H11 #6

Th., March 19, 5:30p | H11 #7

 THANK YOU FESTIVAL SPONSORS!

FEDERATION TORCH SPONSORS

2019 - 2020

Edie and David Chaifetz
Leon R. and Margaret M. Ellin
Debbie and Larry Haspel

Sylvia and Norman Samet
Bunny and Mort Skirboll
Hadassah and Martin Strobel
Lois Stulberg

OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR

Shelly and Sy Goldblatt

GOLD SPONSOR

CENTERPIECE EVENT SPONSOR

Bunny and Mort Skirboll

CLOSING NIGHT SPONSOR

Lois Stulberg

SILVER SPONSOR

BRONZE SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSORS

sarasota-magazinewusf-public-media-observer-news-mediacineworx-video-production

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Anonymous

Dr. Louis and Mrs. Milly Chaykin

Dr. Lewis and Sandra (z"l ) Hanan

Lori and David Liner

Cheryl and Steve Shapiro

COPPER SPONSORS

Milt Crystal
Marsha and Harry (z"l) Eisenberg

Debby and Jerry Hamburg

Ann and Robert Jackson

Valerie Joels
Nessa and Rich Levine

Harriet and Jules Schaeffer

Sharon Sexter and Howard Berman
Leslye and Barry Seidel
Cheri and David Spector

Adrea and Jack Sukin

PEWTER SPONSORS

Ruthe Actor

Ruth and Alan Ades
Susan and Michael Albert

Gail and Howard Banner
Ronni Bernard
Bobbi and Don Bernstein

Karen and Tom Bernstein
Roberta Berson and Frank Tucciarone
Sheila and Jerry Birnbaum
Rosann and Ian Black
Cookie Bloom

Fred Bloom
Fran and Jack Braverman
Murray Bring and Kay Delaney
Gary and Sandy Chase

Fran and Jeff Cohen
Drs. Herbert and Anita Cohen

Syma and Jay Cohn

Millie Cole
Renee Crames

Marie and Bill Cross

Milt Crystal

Elizabeth Cucchiaro

Adrienne Driben
Meredith and Al Ernst
Esme and Eric Faerber
Gloria Feibus

Janis and Jay Forgotson
Marsha and Marvin Frank

Jean and Michael Freed
Helen and Len (z"l) Glaser
Nancy Gold
Roz Goldberg
Faith and Michael Goldman
Sandra and James Goldman
Barbara Horowitz
Barbara Jacob
Sue Johnson
Marcy and Michael Klein
Sandi Kligman

Ilana and Merwyn Kroll

Barbara Kupferberg
Joan and Bart Levenson

Jacki Levin

Lisa and Bill Libman

Evie and Allen Lichter
Leslie D. and Mitch Marantz
Ellen and Henry Mason
Barbara and Philip Meltzer

Margot Nathan

Susan and Kenneth Newmark

Shari Kaplan Paler and Ron Paler

Andra and Irwin Press
Jane and Marshall Pressman
Bert Rapowitz and Lauri Pollack
Ronnie Riceberg and Dennis Zimmerman
Sandra Rifkin and Michael Mesirov
Barbara Rosin and Milt Jacobson

Irene and Marty Ross
Phyllis and Sam Rubinovitz
Lori Ruland

Dr. Howard and Sandy Schapiro
Nancy and Barry Shapiro
Jerry and Marilyn (z"l) Soble

Cindy and Marty Spector
Sue and Marty Spector
Susi and Jack Steenbarger
Cheryl and Mel Taub
Bryna and Howard Tevlowitz
Evans Tilles and Terry NeisJanet Tolbert
Phyllis Unroch
Lee Vickman and Carol Camiener

Leon and Marysue Wechsler

Hannah and Norm Weinberg
Patti and David Wertheimer
Brian and Joan Wides
Fremajane Wolfson
Debbie Yonker


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