An Irrepressible Woman

In 1940, Jeanne “Janot” Reichenbach leaves her husband and child to save the man she always loved: Leon Blum, the famous French political figure. She will travel across Europe and sacrifice her freedom to marry him in the Buchenwald camp.

Available: March 15-21
Length: 103 minutes
Genre: Drama
Director: Laurent Heynemann
Country: France
Year: 2019
Language: French, with English subtitles

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Available within the Sacramento Federation Region

Click here to view a pre-recorded Zoom Chat about the film An Irrepressible Woman, courtesy of the Austin Jewish Film Festival.

Deep Blue

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While mourning the death of his wife, Zvi tries to operate the washing machine without success. 

Available: March 1 through March 21
Length: 11 mins
Genre: Drama??
Director: Itamar Schwartz
Country: Israel
Year: 2018
Languages: English, Hebrew and Yiddish, with English subtitles

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Next Generation

The film tells the story of the heroic people who rescued the entire Jewish population of Bulgaria during World War II and, because of their actions, offered a chance to the next generations. This is not a historical movie, but rather an emotional journey for the direct descendants of the local survivors, who are looking for their family roots and long-lost ties with their father’s homeland while revealing little-known aspects of the history of Bulgaria during World War II.

Available: March 8-14
Length: 88 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Woman Directors
Director: Niya Aleksandrova, Ayelet Heller
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: Hebrew, English, Bulgarian, with English subtitles

The Tattooed Torah

Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg, The Tattooed Torah, has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education for children. he adaptation of The Tattooed Torah into an animated short film is a three-generational endeavor, initiated by Marvell’s daughter, Beth Kopin, who first had the dream to transform this book into a film, and is one of the executive producers.

Now more than ever, it is essential to continue teaching the lessons of the Holocaust to young children in an impactful and palatable way, so that such horrific events are never forgotten and never repeated. The film is presented by The Goldrich Family Foundation in association with USC Shoah Foundation, executive producers Melinda Goldrich and Stephen Smith. The film is narrated by Ed Asner.

Available: March 1 through March 21
Length: 21 mins
Genre: Animation
Director: Marc Bennett
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Languages: English

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Here Today

When a veteran comedy writer meets a New York Street singer, they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. Inspired by a true story.

Available: Only at in-person events
Length: 117 minutes
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Director: Billy Crystal
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Language: English

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Sheila Wolfe & Chris Drouin