Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle - Let's Go to the Movies! Sebastopol - La Bodega and Film The Keeper

Date: October 10, 2019Time: 11:15 am

Let’s Go to the Movies!
Join Friendship Circle and celebrate the 24th Annual Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival! This year we will attend TWO of the festival’s matinees and we hope you come along. Meet friends for a delicious, all-inclusive lunch followed by the featured matinee at the Rialto Cinemas (6868 McKinley Street, Sebastopol).

Thursday, October 10
Meet at at 11:15 AM: Lunch at La Bodega (2295 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol)
Featured Film: The Keeper
Against a backdrop of British post-war prejudice, a German SS soldier and prisoner of war contracts with the Manchester City football club. The real-life legendary goalkeeper, Bert Trautmann causes outrage to thousands of soccer fans, many of them Jewish. Support comes from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Bert is supported by Margaret, an Englishwoman, whose love carries him through victory, serious injury, and tragedy. The Keeper raises tough questions about forgiveness and the powerful impact sports has on a community in the effort to unite. Best Production Winner at the 2019 Bavarian Film Awards, and Audience Award Winner at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
Drama, United Kingdom, 113 minutes.
RSVP By October 7


Lunch will include starters, a choice of three entrées (a vegetarian option will be available), dessert, beverages, tax and gratuity (alcoholic beverages available for purchase separately.)

Cost: If you are a Film Festival Season Pass holder, you may register for “Lunch Only” and bring your ticket with you. If you do not already have your ticket, you will need to register for the “Lunch & Film Ticket,” and we will give you the film ticket on the day of the event. Each event is priced accordingly:
Lunch Only (ticket holders)......................... $28 FC Members; $35 Guests
Lunch and Film Ticket................................. $38 FC Members; $45 Guests

For general JCC Film Festival questions, to be added to the Film Festival mailing list, or to purchase the FILM FESTIVAL SEASON PASS, contact Director Irène Hodes, (707) 526-5538,, or visit