JCC Sonoma County Film Programs

SHELTER IN PLACE - FILM RESOURCES AT HOME

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 - and we continue to bring them to you virtually. While we are home, the JCC Film Program 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!


 
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JEWISH FILM INSTITUTE: 90+ FREE Short Films

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.


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Courtesy of JCC Sonoma County and Menemsha Films. For the complete list of the films and all links, click here.
 

NEW ISRAELI FILMS FROM GO2FILMS

50+ award-winning films to rent.

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.


 
FREE FILMS
 
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (Documentary) - After more than 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more awards than any other living entertainer. This career-spanning documentary journeys through Brooks' professional and personal ups and downs, providing a rare look at a living legend.
Walk on Water (Drama) - Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.
 
Dough (Comedy) - An elderly Jewish baker forms an unlikely bond with his teenage Muslim apprentice, who adds marijuana to the challah, causing sales to skyrocket.
 
The Chosen - Set in the Brooklyn of the 1940s, the story elucidates the friendship between two young Jews of differing factions.
 
In Search of Israeli Cuisine (Documentary) - A journey to home kitchens, fine restaurants, wineries, and cheese caves tells the rich, human story of the Israeli people, who share 100 cultures.
 
Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew (Documentary) - The true story of the Israeli army’s African commander, who returns home to make peace with his harsh past and devote himself to those who healed him.
 
Standing Up (Documentary) - Three aspiring comics join the cutthroat New York scene. The unlikely stand-ups include: an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, a custodian, and a lawyer.
 
When Jews Were Funny (Documentary) - This documentary examines the history of Jewish comedians in America, and interviews some of the funniest people in show business.
 
Jews on Bikes (TV Series) - A gang of Jewish bikers travel across America taking part in 'A Ride to Remember' which aims to raise awareness about the holocaust.
 
My Coffee With Jewish Friends (Documentary) - A series of conversations with Jewish people from all walks of life, discussing their heritage and faith as it relates to history and today’s world.
 
Rosenstrasse (Drama) - When her father dies, and her mother acts in a puzzling manner, a young woman flies to Berlin posing as a journalist to investigate her family’s past.
 
70 Hester Street - 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 - NOW VIRTUAL
25th Anniversary Festival - October 2020
 
 
       
 
 

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