2013-2014 Season

Our fourth season starts on October 12th with the New Mexico theatrical premiere of Defiant Requiem, but don’t miss our special pre-season talk, Light in the Time of Darkness: The Other Music of Terezin on October 1st. Here’s a “peek behind the curtain” for what’s coming up in our best season yet!


Defiant Requiem PosterThe season opens on Oct 12th, 7 pm at The Screen with the New Mexico theatrical premiere of Defiant Requiem. Conductor Murry Sidlin joins us in person for a Q&A and dessert reception following the screening.

A special preseason talk, “Light in the Time of Darkness: The Other Music of Terezin” with Steven Ovitsky and co-sponsored by the Santa Fe Opera Guild will be held on Tues Oct 1, 7 pm at Temple Beth Shalom.

Defiant Requiem has been generously underwritten by Bonnie Ellinger and Paul Golding


life-in-stillsIt’s a first! Santa Fe’s first Israeli film festival, The Chosen: A Mini-Festival of New Israeli Cinema takes place Nov 16-24th. We are bringing award winning films from Cannes, Tribeca, HotDocs and other major festivals with exclusive director/film subject interviews.

We are also introducing a new “Cinema Cafe” series of discussions with film actors, directors, etc. in an intimate setting. The first in our series is a “Conversation with Eyal Shechter”. Eyal is an Israeli Academy Nominated actor who will be joining us for conversation and coffee, all in a private home. Though we don’t screen on Friday night, HaMakom is sponsoring a special Kabbalat Shabbat service to celebrate Israel and Beit Tikva is hosting a 92nd Street Y talk about Israel in January. more


FLix and StixThe Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival is starting its own Christmas tradition, Flix and Chopstix, A Reel Jewish Christmas. Join us on Christmas day for a mini Mel Brooks retrospective, followed by Chinese food, of course! Nu??? We’ll be announcing our film selections for our Mel Brooks double feature in November, and you’ll have a chance to vote for your favorite before we make our choices. more



Joe PappIt’s “New York, New York” with a lox and bagels brunch, followed by the screening of the Tribeca Festival favorite, Joe Papp in Five Acts. We’ll have copies of the New York Sunday Times Crossword Puzzle for you to work on to make this the quintessential New York event. more



Being-Jewish-in-France-LargIt’s croissants and coffee before our screening of Being Jewish in France, a two-part documentary that will be shown over consecutive weekends. This extraordinary film traces Jewish life in France from the Dreyfus Affair to today. A fascinating piece of history. more



Jerusalem_WallThe Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, in partnership with the ABQ Jewish Film Fest and Yad b’Yad are presenting a special screening of the new 3D, large screen documentary, Jerusalem. This “jaw-dropping feast for the eyes” will be followed by an Israeli supper buffet at the JCC in Albuquerque. Optional bus transportation from Santa Fe provided. more