A Thousand Kisses

Separated by the fear of prosecution in the Nazi Germany of 1933, a young Jewish couple in Berlin make loose plans to reunite on the safe tropical shores of Brazil.

Available: March 1 through March 21
Length: 15 mins
Genre: Animation
Director: Richard Goldgewicht
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Languages: English

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A Tree of Life

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In 2018, a white supremacist opened fire at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue. This was the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history. The survivors recount the harrowing experience and detail how their lives have fundamentally changed. Academy-Award-nominated, Emmy-winning director Trish Adlesic confronts the “moral decay of humanity” and takes a larger look at the hate-based crisis stemming from the political climate to pose the ultimate question: what kind of nation does America want to be? – Anita Raswant

Available: March 8-14
Length: 80 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director: Trish Adlesic
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Language: English

Sponsored by:

A Zoom Chat about A Tree of Life will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022 @ 3:00 pm. PST . Click here to read more and register.

Glickman

An illuminating portrait of Marty Glickman, who overcame prejudice to forge a remarkable career in sports, setting the gold standard for athletes and sports broadcasters past, present, and future.

Available: March 1-7
Length: 84 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director: James L. Freedman
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Language: English

Sponsored by:

Want to learn more about this film?  A Zoom Chat about Glickman will be held on Wednesday March 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm. PST . Click here to read more and register.


Herb Alpert Is…

Herb Alpert, the legendary musician, artist, and philanthropist, has sold more than 72 million records worldwide. He has achieved sales of 14 platinum albums and 15 gold albums, and has earned nine Grammy Awards. He outsold The Beatles in 1966 and co-founded A&M Records, the most successful independent record company in history. Herb Alpert Is…, directed by John Scheinfeld, looks at Herb’s extraordinary life with rare footage and interviews with colleagues like Sting and Questlove.

Available: March 15-21
Length: 113 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director: John Scheinfeld
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Language: English

Sponsored by:

Lynn and Mike Dean


Paul Newman: Behind Blue Eyes

Consistently challenging both the stereotypes and the celebrations of Hollywood, Paul Newman preferred to exercise his freedom of thought. After enrolling in the Actors Studio in the early 1950s, Newman played in over 60 films, working with some of the most iconic directors in film history. Although relatively under the radar, his career as a director, with a dozen films under his belt, reflects the diversity and richness of his artistic vision.

Available: March 15-21
Length: 52 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Director: Pierre-Francois Gaudry
Country: France
Year: 2021
Language: English


Plan A

In 1945, a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors develop a plan to poison the water system in Nuremberg, Germany. Based on actual events, this film tells the story of a dangerous and bold secret operation that the plotters called “Plan A”.

Available: March 1-7
Length: 109 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz
Country: Germany, Israel
Year: 2021
Language: English

Available within the Sacramento Federation Region

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

Prosecuting Evil

A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.

Available: March 1-7
Length: 83 minutes
Genre: Documentary, History, Biography
Director: Barry Avrich
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Language: English


Space Torah

In 1996, NASA astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman brought a small Torah scroll on board Space Shuttle Columbia. On Shabbat, while orbiting Earth, he read from the book of Genesis, “In the beginning God created heaven and the earth.” Space Torah, a Film by Verissima Productions, is a story about inspiration, communities, and a man’s journey. A story of how family, educators, scientific and religious communities achieve great things and bring our identity to new realms.

Available: March 1 through March 21
Length: 25 mins
Genre: Documentary Short
Director: Rob Cooper
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Languages: English

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The Seder

When openly gay Leo decides to bring his boyfriend Mitchell home for the first time at his families’ Seder the boundaries of love and understanding get a little strained. Will everything go smoothly or will it all go to pot?

Available: March 1 through March 21
Length: 13 mins
Genre: Comedy
Director: Justin E. Kelly
Country: Canada
Year: 2011
Languages: English

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The Automat

This documentary centers on the vending machine popularized in the 20th century that offered fresh cooked meals in a commissary-style eatery. Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Colin Powell, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are just a few of the prominent folks who recall the joys of the innovative cafeteria.

Available: March 1-7
Length: 79 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director: Lisa Hurwitz
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Language: English

Sponsored by:

Brenda Jew Waters