Join the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture for nights of jazz, blues, and commentary as the SDCJC presents Mark Cantor’s Giants of Jazz on Film. Explore Cantor’s accredited jazz film collection with film screenings beginning January through May.
Hagit, a young woman with a mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory and lives with her mother, Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. When Hagit embarks on her first romantic relationship, she keeps it a secret from her overbearing mom. Israeli director Nitzan Gilady sparkles in his feature debut, a richly detailed family drama for which Asi Levi’s performance as Sarah earned her the Best Actress prize at the 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival.
Humor Me was a sell-out at this year’s San Diego Jewish Film Festival and stars award-winning actors Elliot Gould, Bebe Neuwirth, Annie Potts, Jermaine Clement (from HBO’s Flight of the Conchords) and singer Ingrid Michaelson. A father and son comedy, the story centers on the son (Clement) who is forced to move into his father’s (Gould) retirement community. The film’s winsome performances and winking humor will remind audiences of writer/director Sam Hoffman’s acclaimed earlier work, Old Jews Telling Jokes.
Film Festival Underwriters at the Cast level or above receive a special invitation to join us for the 29th Annual Film Festival season Kickoff Party. Enjoy a fabulous evening of beer, wine, catered hors d’oeuvres, and priority seating at the screening of Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood. Following the film, Q&A with special guest Robert De Young, director.
Free to Underwriters at the Cast level or above. Fan level Underwriters are invited to purchase a ticket to the Kickoff Party and screening for only $35.
To become an Underwriter & to RSVP for the Kickoff Party, please contact Shannon Merrill at email@example.com or (858) 362-1347.
All Beth Israel members and volunteers are invited to enjoy a complimentary dinner served by staff and lay leaders. We look forward to treating you to this fun and festive evening.