JCC Sonoma County Film Programs

SHELTER IN PLACE - FILM RESOURCES AT HOME

Due to the current Coronavirus orders, we have postponed the remainder of the 2020 Israeli Film Festival. We will be rescheduling, and updates can be found here. It can be difficult to shelter in place and practice physical distancing, but your health and safety are our primary concern.

While we are home, the JCC Film Festivals will provide you all sorts of resources to see Jewish and Israeli films, many of them free or greatly discounted, just for you.

Visit the JCC Sonoma County YouTube Channel for staff yoga, readings, and announcements!


JEWISH FILM INSTITUTE: 90+ FREE Short Films

One new short film each month from emerging and established filmmakers. Since 2009, JFI has showcased over 75 online shorts and garnered over 2 million views. JFI Online Shorts are available to watch for free in their entirety. All are accompanied by an interview with the filmmaker.


JEWISH FILM RENTALS & DOWNLOADS

FREE & DISCOUNTED FOR A LIMITED TIME

Courtesy of JCC Sonoma County and Menemsha Films
 
 
 

NEW ISRAELI FILMS FROM GO2FILMS

50+ AWARD-WINNING SELECTION

Premiere Israeli film distributor has uploaded more than 50 award-winning films on their new on demand platform, all at special rates. You can support new Israeli filmmakers and see films that have only been available at film festivals. This month Go2Films is offering 3 Award-Winning Films at a special 50% discount for private viewing. Just enter the coupon code: Together 2020 (coupon expires April 30).

 

OUTDOORS

Israel 2017, Feature, 80 min. 
WINNER Best Screenplay Award, Haifa IFF 2017
Gili and Yaara decide to leave the city and have a fresh start, building a house in the countryside of the Galilee. But while their dream house is being built, the foundations of their relationship slowly collapse.
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Israel 2018, Documentary, 70 min. 
WINNER Best Film Award, DocAviv 2018
WINNER Honorable Mention, Mediterranean Film Festival 2019
The story of a family in Nahariya, a small traditional town in Israel, whose lives change completely after their father finally decides to tell his family that he's a transgender woman. Their mother chooses to stay with her spouse through the whole process, but just as it seems that life is back to normal, she takes a sharp turn and shakes everything up again.

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Israel 2017, Documentary, 86 min.
Religion Today Film Festival, Italy 2018 
The Hermans with their three children set off on an adventurous trip from Thailand to Laos, Cambodia, China, Kazakhstan and from there along the Silk Road to Cyprus. Their journey is a fulfillment of a dream and a chance to save their marriage. They fight and quarrel, laugh and cry. They meet exotic cultures, pass through breathtaking landscapes and experience hair-raising adventures; they hate and they love. Will they find out what's the meaning of home and family?

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FREE FILMS
 
International Award-Winning animated short and a TRUE love story.
 
Short documentary about a home in the Lower East Side.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JCC Sonoma County Film Programs
 
For 25 years JCC Sonoma County has fostered a strong appreciation of Jewish and Israeli Cinema with the communities of our county. Continuing the tradition of superior cultural programs, the festival brings the newest and best of Jewish-themed and Israeli films that are rarely if ever featured on our local silver screens.
 
5th Annual Festival - March 2020
 
Jewish Film Festival - Autumn
25th Anniversary Festival - October 2020
 
 
       
 
 
All screenings at the Rialto Cinemas®, Sebastopol - come to the Rialto to have lunch, dinner, or a cocktail before the show - it's an excellent menu! Note change in days: due to High Holy Days, some films are on Wednesdays and Thursdays - check the schedule.
 

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