2011-2012 Season

The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s second season offers a variety films from a documentary of the incredible photo journalist Ruth Gruber to the winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Picture, The Human Resources Manager. All films screen at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail.


September 13, 3:30 PM
Ahead of Time, the Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber –
SOLD OUT

Live Skype interview with Ms. Gruber

Best Documentary – Berkshire International Film Festival
Best Documentary – Miami Jewish Film Festival
“an inspiration for all of us” … New York Times


October 23, 3:30 PM
Sholem Aleichem, Laughing in the Darkness –
SOLD OUT

A co-presentation with the Center for Contemporary Arts
Live Skype interview with Aaron Lansky

“Superb” The Washington Post
“Wonderfully rich …” Chicago Tribune
“Compelling …” Los Angeles Times


January 11, 3:30 PM
Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray –
SOLD OUT

A co-presentation with the Jewish Historical Society of NM
Post-film discussion with Rabbi Malka Drucker & Ron Duncan Hart, Ph.D

“Groundbreaking …”  Washington Examiner
“Moving, surprising …”  Philadelphia Jewish Voice


March 11 3:30 PM
The Human Resources Manager –
SOLD OUT
Post-film discussion with Bonnie Ellinger, Ph.D

Winner – Israeli Academy Award for Best Picture
Winner – Israeli Academy Award for Best Director
Winner – Israeli Academy Award for Best Screenplay


April 18 5:30 PM
Against the Tide
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No charge for admission
April 21 1 PM –
Post-film discussion with Rabbi Malka Drucker at St. Bede’s
A co-presentation with the Center for Contemporary Arts

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman
Directed by Academy Award Winner Richard Trank
“Illuminating…”  PittsburghPostGazette.com


May 20 4 PM
At Home in Utopia- SOLD OUT
A co-presentation with the Jewish Historical Society of NM
Skype interview with Tony Michels, Ph.D
Special guest; Nate Ockman, former “Coops” resident

Winner 2011 Biennial Award – Oral History Association
“(recaptures) a daring social experiment”  New York Times