REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG

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“ … compelling …”
New York Times

“An intimate tribute …”
Hollywood Reporter

7:30 PM Saturday, November 8th 2014
The Screen

“Regarding Susan Sontag” is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation.

The documentary explores Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence to her last lover, “Regarding Susan Sontag” is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today.

SUKKAH CITY

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“…one of a kind happening.”
Atlantic Monthly

“…high concept “The Next Design Star”.
The San Francisco Chronicle

“A rare insider look at a juried competition.”
The Forward

4:30 PM Sunday, November 9th 2014
Center for Contemporary Arts

“Sukkah City” was the brainchild of best-selling author Joshua Foer and Reboot founder Roger Bennett. Foer asked, what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? And so was born the design competition and exhibition known as “Sukkah City.”

The film tracks the competition from jury day, as an all-star cast of architects, academics and critics (Thom Mayne, Paul Goldberger, Ron Arad) debate the merits of the 600 submissions; to the construction, installation and exhibition of the twelve winning structures in Union Square in the heart of New York City; and the critical and popular response of some of the 200,000 New Yorkers who attended the two-day exhibition.

AKA DOC POMUS

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“’Doc’ doc rocks!”
Huffington Post

“A fascinating new documentary.”
Indiewire

“(M)oves as much as it grooves.”
The Village Voice

7:00 PM Sunday, November 9th 2014
Center for Contemporary Arts

Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits.

For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his sixty-five years than others could experience in several lifetimes. “A.K.A. Doc Pomus” brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey.

New York Triptych has been made possible by Festival Angel Marlene Meyerson. “AKA Doc Pomus” and the DJ Pizza Party have been made possible by Season Underwriter Satya Kirsch in memory of her son Jesse Leibowitz.

GETT:
The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

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“… expertly written, brilliantly acted”
Variety

“… an astonishing work of craftsmanship”
Hollywood Reporter

“… stunningly acted ouevre”
Huffington Post

11:00 AM Sunday, November 30th 2014
Preceded by complementary coffee starting at 10:30 AM.
Center for Contemporary Arts

4:00 PM Thursday, December 4th
Center for Contemporary Arts

“GETT is the first film in our new “pop-up” series: last minute selections of the hottest films from the top international film festivals. “GETT” made it’s international premier this year at Cannes and it’s North American premier at TIFF (Toronto). Winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s Israel’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture.

“GETT” is the story of an Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz, “The Band’s Visit”) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband who finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. It is a powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz.

GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem has been underwritten by xxxx

ROSENWALD

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"fascinating"
The New York Times

"(a)n engrossing subject"
Chicago Reader

"a stirring documentary"
Wall Street Journal

7:30 PM Saturday, October 3rd 2015
Q & A with Director Aviva Kempner
Center for Contemporary Arts

A New York Times “Critic’s Pick”, ROSENWALD is the stirring story of Julius Rosenwald, a son of German-Jewish immigrants who never finished high school but rose to become the president of Sears, Roebuck. Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), deeply concerned about racial inequality in America, and influenced by the writings of Booker T. Washington, Rosenwald joined forces with African-American communities in the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools for African-American children. Rosenwald’s foundation also awarded grants to promising African-Americans including such future notables as poet Langston Hughes, Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche, singer Marian Anderson, and photographer Gordon Parks. Closer to home, he established Chicago’s exceptional Museum of Science and Industry. Because of his modesty, though, Rosenwald’s philanthropy and social activism are not well known today.

Director Aviva Kempner will be in attendance. A dessert reception follows the screening.

Rosenwald has been generously underwritten by Bonnie Ellinger and Paul Golding

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF
HANK GREENBERG

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“… hits a grand slam.”
Wall Street Journal

“… warm and intelligent.”
Los Angeles Times

“A portrait of a hero.”
Washington Post

11:00 AM Sunday, October 4th 2015
Q&A with Director Aviva Kempner
Optional "ball park bites" lunch
Center for Contemporary Arts

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG is the story of a baseball player who transcended ethnic and religious prejudice to become a hero for all Americans. Hank Greenberg’s achievements during the “Golden Age of Baseball” in the thirties and forties rivaled those of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.The highlights of his inspirational career constantly made the national headlines and captured the imagination not only of sportswriters but also of his loyal fans. His 1938 attempt to beat Babe Ruth’s home run record was followed closely in the press and by baseball fans all over America. In May 1941, Greenberg again made headline news as the first star ballplayer to enlist in the Armed Services. In June 1945, he was the first ballplayer to attempt a comeback after so long an absence from the sport. He did so successfully by hitting a home run in the first game he played upon his return.

As America’s first Jewish baseball star, he helped break down the barriers of discrimination in American sports and society and was a beacon of hope to millions of American Jews who faced bigotry during the Depression and World War II. His last year in baseball, 1947, coincided with Jackie Robinson’s first. Greenberg was able to offer Robinson encouragement learned from his early days, when opposing teams and fans taunted him with anti-Semitic remarks.

Director Aviva Kempner will be in attendance and an optional “ballpark bites” lunch follows the screening. For more information about the “ballpark bites” lunch, click here.

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg has been generously sponsored by Festival Archangels Bonnie Ellinger and Paul Golding

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM,
Art Addict

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"... a classy package ..."
Libertas Magazine

"... a fascinating life ..."
Vanity Fair

5:30 PM Wednesday, November 4th 2015
Skype interview with Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Center for Contemporary Arts

7:00 PM Wednesday, November 4th
Skype interview with Director
Center for Contemporary Arts

From the establishment of her world-class collection of art, put together for a surprisingly small initial investment, to her rescue of works, and artists, from the Nazis during World War II, to her famed love life, Peggy Guggenheim was one of the key figures of 20th-century contemporary art. The latest from Lisa Immordino Vreeland (DIANE VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL) provides a Who’s Who of art, from Duchamp, Cocteau, Beckett and Rothko to Gagosian and Abramovic.

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Art Addict

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“… fascinating …”
Vanity Fair

“… entertaining …”
The Hollywood Reporter

“… classy …”
Libertas Magazine

5:30 PM Wednesday, November 4th 2015
Live Skype interview with Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland by Joanne Lefrak
Center for Contemporary Arts

Guggenheim, one of the art world’s most colorful characters, had a bohemian flair and remarkable eye for the emerging avant-garde artist. Among those she championed were Jackson Pollock, Max Ernst (whom she briefly married), Georges Braque, and Wassily Kandinsky. Reported to have as many lovers as she did works of art, Guggenheim led a whirlwind life that took her from New York to London, Paris and Venice where she eventually settled. Venice’s Peggy Guggenheim Museum now houses her extraordinary art collection.Peggy was the child of two prominent Jewish German immigrant families, the Seligmans and the Guggenheims. The Seligmans made their fortune in banking. While the Guggenheim name today is mostly remembered for the eponymous museum founded by Peggy’s uncle Solomon, the family fortune was made in mining. Peggy’s father died aboard the Titanic when she was only 13, leaving her an inheritance that later helped fund her prodigious appetite for art.

Guggenheim’s first exposure to the bohemian world came working as a clerk in a Manhattan bookstore. But she quickly decided to spread her wings and left for Europe two years later where her collecting and exhibiting of newer artists began. Her impeccable eye, with some guidance, resulted in her amassing one of the most important collections in the modern art world. Her ability to select enduring works of art, though, did not translate to enduring marriage. She was married twice.

A live Skype interview with Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland and conducted by Joanne Lefrak follows the screening.

SON OF SAUL

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“… masterful …”
Variety

“… remarkable …”
The Guardian

“… powerful …”
The Hollywood Reporter

11:00 AM Sunday, December 6th 2015
Introduction by Kirk Ellis
Center for Contemporary Arts

11:00 AM Sunday, December 13th
Center for Contemporary Arts

SON OF SAUL, this year’s Grand Prix winner at Cannes and Oscar contender for Best Foreign Picture, is a film told from the perspective of Saul Auslander, a prisoner and member of the Sonderkommandos at Auschwitz. Seen solely through his eyes, the viewer is immersed in a palpable reality that bares the moral dilemma Saul faces. It is a searing film that for some, may be difficult to watch, but will remain unforgettable.

Son of Saul is the debut feature film of Hungarian director, Laszlo Nemes. It is rare for a first feature to be selected for competition at Cannes, and it’s appearance attests to the film’s power. In addition to winning the Grand Prix, Son of Saul won the FIPRESCI (Critics) award and two other honors at Cannes and was nominated for the Palme d’Or and Camera d’Or.

SON OF SAUL has been generously underwritten by Marcia and Len Torobin

AVALON

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“… heartwarming …”
The New York Times

“… graceful …”
Washington Post

“… moving …”
Hartford Examiner

12:00 PM Friday, December 25th 2015
Center for Contemporary Arts

1:45 PM Friday, December 25th
Optional Chinese Shabbat Dinner
Center for Contemporary Arts

AVALON is a story of a Jewish-immigrant family who arrives in Baltimore and encounters a brave new world of freedom, self-betterment, and TV sets — i.e., the American Dream. The stern and loving patriarch Sam Krichinsky (Armin Mueller-Stahl) tell us, ”I came to America in 1914!” His heavily accented voice is breathless, almost childlike, and his mythical arrival at Baltimore Harbor is photographed as though he were entering a giant red-white-and-blue theme park where every day is the Fourth of July. The movie, which is about the passage of the Old World into the New, tells how those who came over from the peasant villages of Eastern Europe found the freedom of America both intoxicating and crazy, and how it was up to the next generation to make the place home.

Set mostly from the mid-’40s through the end of the ’50s, Avalon is a prequel to Director Barry Levinson’s Diner (1982) and Tin Men (1987), and in some ways it’s the most personal of the three. (source: Entertainment Weekly)

ARAB LABOR

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“Meet the Palestinian Seinfeld. Who knew?”
San Francisco Chronicle

“A show the Middle East can agree on!”
The Guardian

“… groundbreaking … ”
Chicago Tribune

12:15 PM Friday, December 25th 2015
Center for Contemporary Arts

2:45 PM Friday, December 25th
Optional Chinese Shabbat Dinner
Center for Contemporary Arts

ARAB LABOR, which has been described as a cross between All in the Family and Curb Your Enthusiasm, is a big but controversial hit in Israel. Created by Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor is a valiant, consistently hilarious attempt to explore the tensions and contradictions of everyday life through the eyes of an Israeli Muslim Arab.

On one hand Kashua has managed to barge through cultural barriers and bring an Arab point of view – mostly expressed in colloquial Arabic – into the mainstream of Israeli entertainment. On the other, Arab Labor reflects a society still grappling with fundamental issues of identity and belonging in a Jewish state that, Kashua says, still largely relates to its Arab minority as “a fifth column or a demographic problem. “I want to bring likable Arabs into the average Israeli living room,” he said.

The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival will screen three episodes. It’s a unique opportunity for Santa Feans to look at Israeli life through a very different prism.

MOUNTAIN

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“… subtle, handsome debut …”
Variety

“… striking …”
Hollywood Reporter

“… very good …”
The New York Times

11:00 AM Sunday, January 24th 2016
Post-film discussion

MOUNTAIN, a Danish Israeli co-production, opens the new year for the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival on January 24. Making it’s initial debut at the Venice Film Festival and snagging a nomination for Best Film in the Horizons section, Mountain is the story of the sexual awakening of an Orthodox woman who lives with her family in the cemetery on the Mount of Olives. Shot in a muted palette, it features Shani Klein in what has been described as a “breakthrough performance”.

Mountain was written and directed by Yaelle Kayam and the film reflects Ms. Kayam’s interest in geographic and cultural landscapes. The setting of the Mount of Olives figures significantly in Orthodox belief about the age of redemption. Those buried on the Mount of Olives are believed to be the first to be resurrected. Ms. Kayam notes that “the tension between a mountain that is a graveyard and a mountain that symbolizes salvation” inspired the film, in addition to a Talmudic story about a rabbi who loses interest in his wife.

A post-film discussion follows the screening with Doris Francis, Ron Duncan Hart, Gloria Abella Ballen, and Linda La Bove. Plan to stay for an exploration of the themes and questions raised by this enigmatic film.

MORGENTHAU

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THREE MEN.

THREE GENERATIONS.

ONE FIGHT.

11:00 AM Sunday, February 7th 2016
Center for Contemporary Arts

MORGENTHAU tells the epic story of one American family whose careers brought them to the forefront of some of the most dramatic events of the last hundred years. The dynamic arcs of their exemplary public service – Henry Morgenthau Senior as United States Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire; Henry Morgenthau Junior as United States Secretary of Treasury under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and Robert M. Morgenthau as District Attorney of New York County for over 30 years – reveal new perspectives on the social and political shifts in twentieth century history. From fighting for international action against the genocide of Armenians on the cusp of WWI, through the efforts to rescue Jews during the Holocaust despite American political obstruction, and on to the struggle to reduce street crime and pioneer the prosecution of white collar corruption in the financial capital of the world, New York City, the trajectory of the three Morgenthau generations epitomizes the American experience and the continual fight for justice.

JEWISH IDENTITY IN FRANCE

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Mini fest opening
Film and talk

Jewish Identity in France
Documentary

Jewish Identity in France and the New Antisemitism
Talk with Dr. Gunther Jikeli

4:00 PM Sunday, March 6th 2016
Talk and Reception with Dr. Jikeli
Center for Contemporary Arts

Our French film mini-fest kicks off with a documentary that casts light on the experience of Jews in France today, followed by a talk by author and lecturer Dr. Gunther Jikeli. Dr. Jikeli is a visiting professor at Indiana University’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism. His most recent book, European Muslim Antisemitism Why Young Urban Males Say They Don’t Like Jews, provides important insights into the “new” Antisemitism in Europe and recent attacks in France.

JEWISH IDENTITY IN FRANCE has been generously supported by Festival Archangels Bonnie Ellinger and Paul Golding

NATAN

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"profoundly moving"
The Film Corner

“(an) extraordinary documentary”
Irish Times

"fascinating"
Reel Art

7:00 PM Wednesday, March 9th 2016
Skype interview with the directors
Center for Contemporary Arts

Bernard Natan was one of the fathers of French cinema whose name has since been forgotten. Merging his own film company to form Pathé-Natan, he experimented with early color, sound and widescreen processes, worked with some of the greatest filmmakers of the era, and produced over 60 feature films. Born in Romania but eventually becoming a French citizen, Natan’s status as Jew and ‘foreigner’ along with a dubious early association with pornography became the fodder for his downfalI.

NATAN made its North American bow at Telluride and makes its regional premier at the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival. The directors will fill in more of the intriguing story of this important figure in film history in a post-film Skype interview.

NATAN has been generously supported by Season Underwriter Satya Kirsch in memory of Jesse Leibowitz

LE CHANT DES MARIEES

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“… engrossing …. captivating"
NYC Guru

“filmed with dreamy intimacy”
The New York Times

"intelligently written"
New York Post

4:00 PM Sunday, March 13th 2016
Musical program with Zevk Ensemble following screening.
Center for Contemporary Arts

Writer/director Karin Albou explores the close relationship between two young girls, one Muslim and the other Jewish, living in Nazi occupied Tunisia in 1942. The exploration of their sexuality, impending marriages and shifting loyalties against the backdrop of war weave a textured coming of age story and a unique glimpse into two cultures. Ms. Albou’s prior film, “La Petite Jerusalem”, won best screenplay at Cannes, and LE CHANT DES MARIÉES (“The Wedding Song”) has received accolades at film festivals around the globe.

LE CHANTS DES MARIEES has been generously supported by Film Underwriters Abigail Davidson and Joan Vernick.

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS

Au Revoir Les Enfants

“an inspired elegy”
Washington Post

“frightening and beautiful”
Time Magazine

7:00 PM Wednesday, March 16th 2016
Center for Contemporary Arts

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss of two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening. Au Revoir won the 1988 Cesar for Best Picture and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It is as poignant and powerful today as it was when it won the Cesar.

AU REVOIR has been generously supported by Season Underwriter Ellen Lampert

LES HERITIERS

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“one of the best films of the year”
French Cinema Review

“a meaningful true story”
Le Journal du Dimanche

11:00 AM Sunday, March 20th 2016
French pastries and coffee served starting at 10:30 AM
Center for Contemporary Arts

11:10 AM Sunday, March 20th
French pastries and coffee served at 10:30 AM
Center for Contemporary Arts

Based on a true story, LES HÉRITIERS takes us inside a high school in a tough Paris suburb. Determined to motivate her disaffected students, many of whom are Muslim, Madam Gueguen decides to enter her class into France’s annual contest about World War II and the Shoah. While the class initially resists the idea and sees no connection between their lives and the Shoah, Madame Gueguen creates a bridge and teaches her class about racism and resilience in the process. This César nominated film for best actor is an inspirational one that has garnered numerous four and five star reviews.

NORMAN LEAR:
Just another version of you

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"... a dynamite documentary ..."
Huffington Post

"... delightful, engaging, amusing ..."
FirstShowing.net

"... brassily entertaining ..."
Variety

4:00 PM Sunday, April 17th 2016
Intro and pos-film Q and A with Ron Bloomberg
Center for Contemporary Arts

Norman Lear was arguably the most influential creator, writer and producer in the history of television. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open the dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism. The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival brings the new documentary, NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, to Santa Fe audiences for its regional premier.

MEET RON BLOOMBERG

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Upon moving to Santa Fe in 2004, Ron began writing one act plays. Seven have been produced. A reading of his full length play THE QUEEN OF MADISON AVENUE was presented at the Lensic Performing Arts Center featuring Ali MacGraw.

Last year Ron wrote and directed three one-act plays. SERIOUSLY FUNNY which sold out all performances at Warehouse 21.

LES HERITIERS
Special Teen Screening

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"(a) best film of the year"
French Cinema Review

"a meaningful true story"
Le Journal du Dimanche

"(a) movie full of hope and emotion"
Paris Match

6:00 PM Wednesday, May 4th 2016
Pizza following screening
Center for Contemporary Arts

Based on a true story, LES HÉRITIERS takes us inside a high school in a tough Paris suburb. Determined to motivate her disaffected students, many of whom are Muslim, Madam Gueguen decides to enter her class into France’s annual contest about World War II and the Shoah. While the class initially resists the idea and sees no connection between their lives and the Shoah, Madame Gueguen creates a bridge and teaches her class about racism and resilience in the process. This César nominated film for best actor is an inspirational one that has garnered numerous four and five star reviews.

Temple Beth Shalom, in association with the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, is hosting a special free screening for teens and their families in commemoration of Yom HaShoah.

THE PRIME MINISTERS
Soldiers and Peacemakers

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"... powerful ..."
The Sun Sentinel

"... moving ..."
Florida Jewish Journal

"spellbinding footage"
The Jerusalem Post

5:00 PM Tuesday, May 10th 2016
Optional post-film
Israeli Salad Buffet Bites.
Center for Contemporary Arts

THE PRIME MINISTERS is an insider’s view of two soldiers who would become peacemakers, Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin. Based on Ambassador Yehuda Avner’s best-selling book, it is a rich history full of emotion.

THE PRIME MINISTERS takes us from the negotiations of the first bilateral treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1975, to the raid on Entebbe, to Anwar Sadat’s historic visit to Jerusalem, to the Camp David Accords, to the Lebanon War and to Rabin’s assassination in 1995. Michael Douglas is the voice of Yitzhak Rabin and Christoph Waltz is the voice of Menachem Begin. Rare, never before seen photos and film footage make this a “must see” film.

SPECIAL EVENT
Rabin and Begin

Rabin Begin Event Pass

Israel Independence Day
Special Event

Two Film Screening
THE PRIME MINISTERS & RABIN, In His Own Words

with Optional Israeli Salad Sampler
available between films

5:00 PM Tuesday, May 10th 2016
with Israeli Salad Buffet Bites
Center for Contemporary Arts

In commemoration of Israel Independence Day, we are presenting two films that frame some of the most important events in Israel’s history THE PRIME MINISTERS, FROM SOLDIERS TO PEACEMAKERS, which is based on Ambassador Yehuda Avners best-selling book, is the story of two soldiers who would become peacemakers, Itzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin.

RABIN, IN HIS OWN WORDS is a first hand more detailed account of Rabin’s life told though family photos and films by Rabin himself. Both films contain never before seen archival footage and are a fascinating look at their extraordinary lives and legacies. An optional Israeli Salad Sampler and special two film pass are available.

RABIN
In His Own Words

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" great biopic!"
Ameinu.net

"must see film of 2016"
Dr. Mathew Bernstein, Emory

WINNER! Best Documentary
Haifa International Film Festival

7:30 PM Tuesday, May 10th 2016
Optional pre-film
Israeli Salad Buffet Bites
Center for Contemporary Arts

RABIN, IN HIS OWN WORDS, is Yitzhak Rabin’s story told entirely in his own voice. His story, both the personal and professional dramas, unfold through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters. Rabin takes us from his childhood as the son of a labor leader before the founding of the State of Israel, through a change of viewpoint that turned him from a farmer into an army man who stood at some of the most critical junctures in Israeli history, through his later years during which he served as Prime Minister and made moves that enraged a large portion of the public, until the horrific moment when his political career and life were suddenly brought to an end.

RABIN, IN HIS OWN WORDS was the winner of the BEST DOCUMENTARY award at this season’s Haifa International Film Festival. An optional Israeli Salad Buffet Bites will be available before the screening.

THE PEOPLE vs
FRITZ BAUER

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Regie: Lars Kraume
Kamera: Jens Harant
Produktion:
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Co-Produktion: TERZ Filmproduktions GmbH


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Dr. Schüle weiß um Bauers Verdacht in Bezug auf...

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"Five Stars!"
The Skinny

"... persuasively acted ..."
Screen Daily

"... beautifully made ..."
Hamburg Review

7:00 PM Thursday, July 7th 2016
Center for Contemporary Arts

Few figures encapsulate the conflicted character of postwar Germany better than Fritz Bauer, the Attorney General who was instrumental in bringing the elusive Adolf Eichmann to trial in Israel. THE PEOPLE vs. FRITZ BAUER is both a portrait of this complex man and a riveting historical thriller that chronicles the Herculean efforts and tremendous risks undertaken en route to apprehending the chief engineer of the Nazis’ Final Solution.

It is the late 1950s. Flourishing under the economic miracle, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting the horrors of its recent past. Nevertheless, Fritz Bauer (Burghart Klaussner) doggedly devotes his energies to bringing the Third Reich to justice. One day Bauer receives a letter from Argentina, written by a man who is certain that his daughter is dating the son of Adolf Eichmann. Excited by the promising lead, and mistrustful of a corrupt judiciary system where Nazis still lurk, Bauer journeys to Jerusalem to seek alliance with Mossad, the Israeli secret service. To do so is treason — yet committing treason is the only way Bauer can serve his country.

In Search of Israeli Cuisine
The Movie

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"... mouthwatering ..."
The Philadelphia Jewish Voice

"... bests Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations ..."
Willamette Week

"A whole new side of Israel."
The Jerusalem Post

11:00 AM Sunday, August 28th 2016
Center for Contemporary Arts

11:15 AM Sunday, August 28th
Center for Contemporary Arts

The new documentary, IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE, is a behind the scenes look at the restaurants, wineries and artisanal purveyors that have put Israel on the culinary map.
Award winning Chef Michael Solomonov takes us on a “mouthwatering” trip to reveal a culinary melting pot of Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Palestinian and other cuisines. See a different face of Israel, one that will leave you hungry for more.

In Search of Israeli Cuisine has been generously sponsored by Natasha and Jonathan Chisdes

TASTES OF ISRAEL
The Dinner

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A culinary feast.

Selection of mezzes, kabobs and dessert.

Prix fixe, wine optional.

6:30 PM Monday, August 29th 2016
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Taste the kinds of dishes that have helped put Israel on the culinary map with a special feast of mezzes, kabobs, and desserts all prepared by Chef Leroy Alvarado of GEORGIA. The menu highlights recipes inspired by award-winning chef Michael Solomonov’s cookbook of Israeli food, Zahav. Named the James Beard Best Cookbook of the Year, Zahav exemplifies the diverse textures and flavors that make Israeli cuisine so extraordinary. This special prix fixe dinner brings a “taste” of Israel to Santa Fe.


Menu

Turkish hummus with pita
Tabbouleh with quinoa, peas & mint
Pilaf with walnuts & poppy seeds
Watermelon with feta, pistachios, & mint
Crispy cauliflower with herbed lebneh

Choice of kebabs:
Lamb shishlik with tehini
Pomegranate glazed salmon

Dessert assortment:
Mom’s Honey Cake
Cashew Cigar Baklavas
Turkish Ice Cream

Coffee and tea

ISRAELI CUISINE UNWRAPPED
The Cooking Class

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Learn the secrets of Israeli cooking

with Chef Rocky Durham.

A Demonstration Cooking Class.

5:30 PM Wednesday, August 31st 2016
Santa Fe Culinary Academy

For those with a hankering to learn how to cook Israeli style, the SANTA FE CULINARY ACADEMY is offering a cooking class with Chef Rocky Durham. Chef Durham will unravel the secrets of Israeli cuisine in this demonstration class highlighting recipes from the award-winning cookbook of Israeli food, Zahav. Then settle back and partake in a casual dinner of the dishes prepared.


THE MENU
Hummus Pitriyot
Crispy Houlimi Cheese with Dates, Walnuts and Apples
Fried eggplant with tehina and pomegranate seeds or Grilled Japanese eggplant
Cashew Baklava Cigars
followed by dinner of the foods prepared
Wed Aug 31, 5:30 PM
Santa Fe Culinary Academy

MR. GAGA
Season Opening

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"electric ... riveting"
Variety

" (a) masterpiece "
Dagens Nyheter

" magnificent "
Toutelaculture

7:30 PM Sunday, September 25th 2016
Pre-film dessert reception at 6:45 PM with special guest Gaga dancer Amy Morrow.
Center for Contemporary Arts

5:15 PM Tuesday, September 27th
Post-film hors d'oeuvres reception at 7:15 PM with special guest Gaga dancer Amy Morrow.
Center for Contemporary Arts

Enter the world of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. MR. GAGA, eight years in the making, captures the elusive beauty of contemporary dance and immerses the audience in the creative process behind Batsheva’s unique performances. Using intimate rehearsal footage, extensive unseen archive materials and stunning dance sequences, acclaimed director Tomer Heymann (“Paper Dolls”, “I shot my Love”) tells the fascinating story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.

GAGA
Master Class

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Connect imagination and body.

Deepen awareness of sensations.

Explore the possibilities!

5:15 PM Monday, September 26th 2016
NDI New Mexico at the Dance Barns
with Gaga instructor Amy Morrow

“Gaga” is the dance movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, one of the pre-eminent choreographers in the world of modern dance today. Amy Morrow, Adjunct Professor of Dance at the University of Texas, Austin and one of a handful of instructors in the US who studied under Naharin and is certified to teach “gaga” will be in Santa Fe to conduct the class.

Intermediate to advanced dance students ages 14+ are invited to this special Master Class. Learn to connect body to imagination, deepen awareness of physical sensations, and expand the possibilities of movement options to engage their explosive power.

GAGA/People
Dance Class

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Reconnect with your body.

Use your imagination.

Experience GAGA!

9:00 AM Wednesday, September 28th 2016
NDI New Mexico at the Dance Barns
with Gaga instructor Amy Morrow

“Gaga” is the dance movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, one of the pre-eminent choreographers in the world of modern dance today. Amy Morrow, Adjunct Professor of Dance at the University of Texas, Austin and one of a handful of instructors in the US who studied under Naharin and is certified to teach “gaga” will be in Santa Fe to conduct the class.

“Gaga/People” provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. No dance experience is necessary. Open to ages 16+.

ON THE MAP

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" uplifting and inspiring ... moves people deeply "
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

" a fantastic film! "
The Israel Film Center, NYC

" the drama could not be more real "
Amanda Maddahi, Maccabi USA

7:30 PM Saturday, October 15th 2016
Center for Contemporary Arts

It was 1977, stunned by the murder of its athletes at the Munich Olympics, demoralized by the Yom Kippur War, and reeling from Entebbe, Israel’s underdog basketball team faced the formidable Soviet Union Red Army Moscow team in the European Championships. The game was played in Belgium because the Soviets refused to travel to Tel Aviv and would not allow the Israelis to enter the Soviet Union, simply because they did not recognize Israel’s right to exist.

ON THE MAP is the story of the “miracle on hardwood” that put Israel “on the map” and captured the heart of a nation in the process. Your heart will be captured too by this documentary and the remarkable David and Goliath story it tells.

CARVALHO’S JOURNEY

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"staggering ... breathtaking"
Wall Street Journal

"A great story ... a very rare treat."
Huffington Post

"Takes audiences on (a) journey."
Chicago Reader

3:00 PM Sunday, November 20th 2016
Special guest:
daguerreotypist Robert Shlaer
Center for Contemporary Arts

6:30 PM Monday, November 28th
Special guest:
daguerreotypist Robert Shlaer
Center for Contemporary Arts

It’s a real life adventure story of the American West with a most unlikely character taking center stage. In 1853 Solomon Carvalho, an observant Sephardic Jew who had never saddled his own horse, accompanied the famed explorer John Fremont on Fremont’s Fifth Westward Expedition and became one of the first photographers to document the far West.

The new documentary, CARVALHO’S JOURNEY, is the story of Carvalho’s harrowing adventure, one that took him from New York to California, passing through New Mexico on the way. Carvalho’s daguerreotypes captured the sweeping vistas of the rough and tumble West, and his best-selling memoir of 1867 left a vivid record of the journey itself. The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival is presenting the regional premier of CARVALHO’S JOURNEY at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 20th at CCA. Santa Fe resident Robert Shlaer, who retraced parts of that journey and recreated many of Carvalho’s daguerreotypes, will be at the screening to share his insights about this piece of history.

CARVALHO’S JOURNEY has been generously underwritten by Season Underwriter Satya Kirsch in memory of Jesse Liebowitz with additional support from Film Underwriters Leslie Nathanson and Hervey Juris.

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

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" (an) unqualified delight! "
Los Angeles Times

" ... spot on! ... "
Time Magazine

" Still a treat. "
Guardian

1:00 PM Sunday, December 25th 2016
Center for Contemporary Arts

3:00 PM Sunday, December 25th
Center for Contemporary Arts

Nora Ephron’s witty script under the deft direction of Rob Reiner and the talents of Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal combine to make WHEN HARRY MET SALLY one of the classic romantic comedies of all time. Ephron garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay for the film and won the British Academy of Film and Television’s award for the same.

The film follows Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) who first meet in college and reconnect after a ten year hiatus. Arguing over whether a man can be a good friend with a woman without having sex, their own friendship becomes an unknowing testing ground. The romantic romp, with it’s snappy dialogue and iconic “deli scene”, is one of the smartest and sweetest comedies around, a perfect way to wrap up the year.

EVERYTHING IS COPY

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"... exquisitely involving ..."
San Francisco Chronicle

" a moving ... portrait "
Hollywood Reporter

" A wonderfully insightful chronicle ... "
Denver Post

1:00 PM Sunday, December 25th 2016
Center for Contemporary Arts

3:00 PM Sunday, December 25th
Center for Contemporary Arts

Written and directed by her son, Jacob Bernstein, EVERYTHING IS COPY tracks Nora Ephron’s rise from the mailroom of Newsweek to a notable stint reporting for the New York Post, where she caught the eye of influential editors like Harold Hayes, Clay Felker and Helen Gurley Brown. Marked by biting honesty and intelligent humor, her incisive writing soon began appearing regularly in Esquire, New York Magazine, the New York Times and Cosmopolitan, winning devoted fans and foes alike. No one –including her parents, her former bosses, or, most famously, her spouses –was safe in her work.

FLIX & CHOPSTIX

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Movies & Chinese Food!
Our Christmas Day Event

A special tribute to Nora Ephron
documentary and film

EVERYTHING IS COPY and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
the critically claimed bio paired with her best loved film

1:00 PM Sunday, December 25th 2016
Both films screen at 1:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

3:00 PM Sunday, December 25th
Both films screen at 3:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

5:00 PM Sunday, December 25th
Chinese Dinner at Temple Beth Shalom

It’s our fourth annual FLIX & CHOPSTIX, movies and Chinese food on Christmas Day! This year we’re featuring a tribute to author and screenwriter Nora Ephron, starting with critically acclaimed bio-doc, EVERYTHING IS COPY. Directed by her son, Jacob Bernstein, the film is a loving and insightful look at Ephron’s life. We’re pairing the doc with the Ephron film our audience voted as its favorite, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.

Join us for the movies then stay for the optional Chinese dinner. Specially priced double feature packages available as well as single film tickets. Chinese dinner is only available with purchase of ticket to one or both films

SABENA HIJACKING

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"(an) incredible story"
The Guardian

"the event that riveted Israel"
Variety

Israeli Academy Award Nominee!
Best Documentary

11:00 AM Sunday, January 29th 2017
Center for Contemporary Arts

On the eighth of May 1972, four hijackers from the Palestinian organization “Black September” took control of Belgian Sabena Flight 571 from Brussels to Tel Aviv.

The hijacking marked the beginning of thirty nerve-wracking hours, bringing together the fascinating human, military and political drama inside and outside of the plane. SABENA HIJACKING – My Version is the story of the events woven together with genuine archival material and exclusive interviews with three revered Israeli political leaders who were in charge of the rescue effort at the time, as well as the only surviving hijackers.

SABENA HIJACKING has been generously sponsored by Festival Angels Susan and Steven Goldstein

EXODUS:
The Ethiopian Journey

Exodus Pass

See the film RED LEAVES.
Winner, Best Debut Film

Hear Avishai Mekonen's personal story (A VIEW FROM WITHIN)
and the little know story of the unsung heroes.

Join us for an optional lunch of traditional Ethiopian dishes

11:00 AM Sunday, February 26th 2017
Film: RED LEAVES
Introduction by Dr. Halley Faust
Center for Contemporary Arts

1:00 PM Sunday, February 26th
Lunch with Ethiopian Food
Temple Beth Shalom

2:00 PM Sunday, February 26th
Talk - A VIEW FROM WITHIN
Avishai Mekonen
Temple Beth Shalom

The story of Ethiopian Jewry and the mass immigration to Israel is one of heroism, secrecy, danger, and challenges. With the determination and planning of the Israeli and American governments, world Jewish organizations, and Jewish Ethiopian activists, the vast majority of Ethiopia’s Jewish community was brought to Israel.

EXODUS: THE ETHIOPIAN JOURNEY fills in the canvas of this most extraordinary story with the regional premiere of RED LEAVES, a talk (A VIEW FROM WITHIN) by Avishai Mekonen who at ten years of age made the journey from Ethiopia to Israel, and a lunch featuring Ethiopian dishes. Attend the film and/or talk and stay for the optional lunch.

EXODUS kicks off with the screening of Bazi Gete’s RED LEAVES, winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival’s award for BEST DEBUT FILM. The story follows Meseganio Tadela, an Ethiopian émigré to Israel and family patriarch. Meseganio grew up in a world a universe away, one that clung to Jewish traditions over 2,000 years old. Now with his children growing up in a secular society and a modern world he doesn’t understand, Meseganio is adrift. The promise of the “Promised Land” is out of reach. RED LEAVES will be introduced by Dr. Halley Faust. The Fausts have had a long-time connection to Israel’s Ethiopian community.

Ruth Anne and Halley Faust

RED LEAVES
 

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"... beautifully acted ..."
Jerusalem Post

WINNER! - Best Debut Film
Jerusalem International Film Festival

"... quiet, powerful ..."
theupcoming.co.uk

11:00 AM Sunday, February 26th 2017
Introduction by Dr. Halley Faust
Optional Ethiopian lunch
Center for Contemporary Arts

Tradition clashes with modernity in Bazi Gete’s RED LEAVES. Winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival’s award for BEST DEBUT FILM, the story follows Meseganio Tadela, an Ethiopian émigré to Israel and patriarch of his family. Meseganio grew up in a world a universe away, one that clung to Jewish traditions over 2,000 years old. Now with his children growing up in a secular society and a modern world that he doesn’t understand, Meseganio is adrift. The promise of the “Promised Land” is out of reach.

The story told has echoes in other societies where traditional worlds have begun to crumble. But the story is also particular to Israel, a country that has tried to make the promise a reality but has yet to fully do so.

Ruth Anne and Halley Faust

A VIEW FROM WITHIN
with Avishai Mekonen

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A personal story of a 400 mile journey from Ethiopia to Israel

and the unsung heroes of one of the most remarkable

rescues and immigrations ever.

2:00 PM Sunday, February 26th 2017
Temple Beth Shalom
Optional Ethiopian lunch
at 1:00 PM

Award winning director and photographer, Avishai Mekonen, relates his harrowing escape and journey from Ethiopia, through the Sudan, to Israel in his talk “A View from Within”. Kidnapped from a refugee camp, walking through rebel held territory, led by guides that left one with little of their belongings, Avishai and his family eventually make it to the “Promised Land”.

The full story of the rescue and immigration of Ethiopian Jewry and the critical role that community played has not been told and is the subject of a new documentary, “Heroes”, that Mekonen has in the works. He will also speak about the role of the Jewish Ethiopian activists, the unsung heroes in an epic saga.

IN BETWEEN

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"... engrossing ..."
Variety

"... taboo breaking ..."
Hollywood Reporter

"... tough and touching ..."
Film-Forward

11:00 AM Sunday, March 26th 2017
Introduction by award winning writer/producer Kirk Ellis.
Center for Contemporary Arts

SOLD OUT!

Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut film, IN BETWEEN is an absorbing tale of three Palestinian Israeli women, each living a split life in secular Tel Aviv. Their relationships reveal the tension between modernity and the more traditional society from which they come and their struggles to be true to themselves. As a female Palestinian Israeli, Maysaloun infuses a natural authenticity into the characters. IN BETWEEN had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and took home the award for BEST FILM at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Award winning writer, producer Kirk Ellis will introduce the film.

IN BETWEEN
Encore Presentation

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"... engrossing ..."
Variety

"... taboo breaking ..."
Hollywood Reporter

"... tough and touching ..."
Film Forward

5:15 PM Wednesday, April 12th 2017
Center for Contemporary Arts

ENCORE! ENCORE!

If you missed our original sold out screening of Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut film, IN BETWEEN, we’re bringing it back for one more showing. It’s an absorbing tale of three Palestinian Israeli women, each living a split life in secular Tel Aviv. Their relationships reveal the tension between modernity and the more traditional society from which they come and their struggles to be true to themselves. As a female Palestinian Israeli, Maysaloun infuses a natural authenticity into the characters. IN BETWEEN had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and took home the award for BEST FILM at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

ORCHESTRA OF EXILES

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"... moving ..."
Wall Street Journal

"... compelling ..."
New York Daily News

"... stirring documentary ..."
Film Journal International

3:30 PM Sunday, April 23rd 2017
Center for Contemporary Arts

3:40 PM Sunday, April 23rd
Center for Contemporary Arts

SOLD OUT!
SECOND SCREENING ADDED.
Featuring Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Joshua Bell and others, ORCHESTRA OF EXILES is the suspenseful chronicle of how one man helped save Europe’s premiere Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis during WWII.

In the early 1930’s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. With courage, resourcefulness and an entourage of allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman saved close to 1000 Jews – along with the musical heritage of Europe.

There is no charge for tickets but advance reservations are required. A Yom Hashoah Remembrance service will be held at Temple Beth Shalom following the screenings.

NEVER AGAIN IS NOW

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"... chilling ..."
Dailywire.com

"... inspirational stories ..."
Huffington Post

"Silence in the face of evil is in itself evil."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

3:30 PM Sunday, April 23rd 2017
Center for Contemporary Arts

COMMUNITY SCREENING

ORCHESTRA OF EXILES will be shown in place of NEVER AGAIN IS NOW.

NEVER AGAIN IS NOW has been called “one of the most important documentaries of the decade”. It explores the troubling rise of antisemitism in Europe through the eyes of a woman who fled to America in 2004 to escape it. At times controversial but powerful, the film is a stark reminder that the watch words of the Holocaust need to be more than just words.

Evelyn Markus was raised in Holland by parents who witnessed the growing anti-Jewish violence of the 1940s. Her parents survived the Holocaust when Allied soldiers liberated them in 1945. When Markus saw signs of the same disturbing trends returning to the Netherlands, she left the land her family called home for centuries. Today she confronts the hatred that drove her out, and embraces her life’s mission — to prevent one of history’s darkest chapters from repeating.

There is no charge for tickets but advance reservations are required.

FANNY’S JOURNEY

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"... compelling ..."
Variety

"... an exceptional and truly touching film ..."
Cinealliance

WINNER! Best Film
Hamburg International Film Festival

6:00 PM Wednesday, April 26th 2017
Center for Contemporary Arts

SPECIAL “TEEN SCREENING”

The year was 1943 in Vichy France when 13 year old Fanny is put in charge of a group of Jewish children who find they must leave in order to save their own lives. With ingenuity and bravery Fanny is left to lead her sisters and classmates from France to Switzerland where they find safe haven.

FANNY’S JOURNEY, which is based on the memoirs of Fanny Ben-Ami, is the story of this remarkable journey. The screening, which is in French with English subtitles, is for “teens” and mature pre-teens only. Pizzas will be served starting at 6:00 PM with the film starting at 6:30 PM.

There is no charge for tickets but reservations must be made in advance.

ON THE MAP – Encore

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" a fantastic film! "
The Israel Film Center, NYC

“ (a) Cinderalla story”
The Village Voice

" uplifting and inspiring ... moves people deeply "
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

2:00 PM Sunday, April 30th 2017
at the JCC of Greater ABQ
5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE

COMING TO ABQ!

We’re bringing ON THE MAP to Albuquerque for a special screening in association with the Jewish Community Center of Greater ABQ. If you missed seeing it in Santa Fe, it’s another chance to see this award winning film. It’s all part of an Israel Independence celebration at the JCC.

It was 1977, stunned by the murder of its athletes at the Munich Olympics, demoralized by the Yom Kippur War, and reeling from Entebbe, Israel’s underdog basketball team faced the formidable Soviet Union Red Army Moscow team in the European Championships. The game was played in Belgium because the Soviets refused to travel to Tel Aviv and would not allow the Israelis to enter the Soviet Union, simply because they did not recognize Israel’s right to exist.

ON THE MAP is the story of the “miracle on hardwood” that put Israel “on the map” and captured the heart of a nation in the process. Your heart will be captured too by this documentary and the remarkable David and Goliath story it tells.

THE WOMEN’S BALCONY

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"... joyous ..."
variety

"... a surprisingly good feel comedy ..."
Hollywood Reporter

"... smoothly directed ..."
Los Angeles Times

5:00 PM Friday, May 19th 2017
Optional Friday Night Dinner at Midtown Bistro at 7:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

SOLD OUT!

Israel’s number one film of the year is coming to Santa Fe as part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s new Cinema Bistor, movies and dinner. THE WOMEN’S BALCONY, which was nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards, is a light-hearted story that pits a determined group of Orthodox women against a young rabbi who sees the world differently. When the women’s balcony at a local Orthodox shul collapses, the women are determined to do something about it, the rabbi is not. An optional dinner follows at one of Santa Fe’s top restaurant’s, MIDTOWN BISTRO. Seating is at community and smaller tables.
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MENASHE

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"... touching ..."
Huffington Post

"A gentle human comedy."
The New York Times

"... compelling ..."
TheWrap

5:00 PM Wednesday, June 14th 2017
Center for Contemporary Arts

SOLD OUT!

The critics agree, this standout feature film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is not to be missed. Filmed in the heart of one of New York’s ultra-Orthodox communities, MENASHE is the story of a father struggling to keep custody of his son. Filmed in Yiddish (with English subtitles) and loosely based on the real life of the main character, MENASHE is a unique look into an otherwise closed world. It is a tender film of love and faith and the struggle to balance both, with a back story that makes you wonder how the film ever got made.

RAISE THE ROOF

Jason Loik retouches the ceiling painting of the Gwoździec after the installation in the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland, 2013.

" a spectacular tribute"
Deborah Lipstadt, Historian

" an inspiring documentary "
Cleveland Jewish News

" The intrepid couple who restored a gem of a Polish synagogue ..."
Times of Israel

5:00 PM Tuesday, July 11th 2017
Special guests
artists/educators Laura & Rick Brown
Center for Contemporary Arts

SOLD OUT!

Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, yet they set out to rebuild Gwodziec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis. Their vision inspires hundreds of people to join them, using their hands, old tools and techniques to bring Gwodziec’s history, culture, science, and art back to life.

Filmmakers Yari and Cary Wolinsky’s beautifully photographed and rendered film RAISE THE ROOF, tells the story of this remarkable 10 year project against the backdrop of the 1000 year history of Jews in Poland.


RAISE THE ROOF has been generously sponsored by Season Underwriter Ellen Romm Lambert with additional support for Film Underwriter Joan Vernick in memory of Louis Erhard and Edith Garfield

Photo: Copyright Trillium Studios. Photo and film, courtesy of The National Center for Jewish Film;

CARVALHO’S JOURNEY – ENCORE

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"staggering ... breathtaking"
Wall Street Journal

"A great story ... a very rare treat."
Huffington Post

"Takes audiences on (a) journey."
Chicago Reader

7:00 PM Tuesday, July 25th 2017
JCC of Greater ABQ
with special guest Robert Shlaer

Coming to the ABQ Jewish Film Fest!

It’s a real life adventure story of the American West with a most unlikely character taking center stage. In 1853 Solomon Carvalho, an observant Sephardic Jew who had never saddled his own horse, accompanied the famed explorer John Fremont on Fremont’s Fifth Westward Expedition and became one of the first photographers to document the far West.

The new documentary, CARVALHO’S JOURNEY, is the story of Carvalho’s harrowing adventure, one that took him from New York to California, passing through New Mexico on the way. Carvalho’s daguerreotypes captured the sweeping vistas of the rough and tumble West, and his best-selling memoir of 1867 left a vivid record of the journey itself. The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival is presenting the regional premier of CARVALHO’S JOURNEY at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 20th at CCA. Santa Fe resident Robert Shlaer, who retraced parts of that journey and recreated many of Carvalho’s daguerreotypes, will be at the screening to share his insights about this piece of history.

THE PULITZER at 100

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"How can ... it not inspire?"
The Denver Post

" ... an exploration of the importance of words

and language in a free democracy ..."

5:00 PM Sunday, August 6th 2017
Q and A with guest author
James McGrath Morris
Center for Contemporary Arts

SOLD OUT – Wait List Only

THE PULITZER AT 100 tells the story of this prestigious prize through the riveting stories of the artists who have won it. Pulitzer prize winning journalists Carl Bernstein, Nick Kristof, Thomas Friedman, and David Remnick; authors Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon, Junot Díaz, Tony Kushner, and Ayad Akhtar; and musicians Wynton Marsalis, David Crosby, and John Adams, among others, share their experiences. Pulitzer prize winning works are read by Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Liev Schreiber, John Lithgow and Yara Shahidi.

Equally inspiring is the life of Pulitzer himself. Authors Theodore Glasser, James McGrath Morris, Roy Harris and others provide insight into the career of a man who was raised in a Jewish Hungarian home, came on his own to America not speaking English and rose to the highest ranks of journalism.

Mr. Morris, who is featured in the film, will be joining us at the screening. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, “Pulitzer, A Life in Politics, Print and Power”.

Special guest author James McGrath Morris

HAROLD AND LILLIAN
A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY

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"... charming ..."
The Village Voice

"... beguiling ..."
Variety

"... captivating ..."
Los Angeles Times

7:30 PM Thursday, August 24th 2017
Pre-film dessert reception: 6:30 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

SOLD OUT!

Harold and Lillian Michelson are two of the best-known names in Hollywood that you have likely never heard of. Their work left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, and more. Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the influential yet largely uncredited contributions of storyboard artist Harold and researcher Lillian. The charming love story of these two Hollywood figures is tenderly told through a mix of love letters, film clips and interviews with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, and paints a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of their talents.