The 22nd Annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival brings you films around the world. See A Film, See The World from Argentia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland.
Free Screening 3:30 PM
Where is the East Bay International Jewish Film Festival playing?
Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill is proud to host the East Bay International Jewish Film Festival for the 3rd year. The theater has stadium seating and provides the highest quality in theater digital technology. Dates are March 2-12, 2017 in Pleasant Hill March 2 & 5 at the Vine Cinema & Alehouse, Livermore.
What countries does The 22nd Annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival get their line-up from?
The 22nd Annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival is fortunate to have two excellent features from Argentina. Added to offerings from England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and the USA.
Here are the films that span the globe!
Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown
DOCUMENTARY / FRANCE, USA / 2016 / BIOGRAPHY, COMEDY / 60 MINS
Even after decades in Hollywood, Jerry Lewis remains an enigma. Seen primarily as a comic actor in America, he is recognized as a cinematic genius by French film critics. This insightful biopic captures the many different sides of the man. Here is his early life, films, and television shows. The French love affair with his movies and his long-time relationship with singer/TV sidekick Dean Martin, and his humanitarian work with the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.
The Sturgeon Queens
DOCUMENTARY / USA / 2014 / HISTORICAL / 52 MINS
One hundred years and 4 generations later, Russ & Daughters continues to provide smoked sturgeon, whitefish and lox to the store’s many customers… along with dollops of camaraderie. A mouth-watering, must-see documentary! Underwritten by FilmBlogsAreUs.
FEATURE / USA / 1947 / DRAMA, MYSTERY / 87 MINS
Nominated for five Oscars and starring Robert Young, Robert Mitchum and Robert Ryan. Crossfire was the first film to delve into anti-Semitism in America. Taking place just after WWII, this moody film noir follows Detective Finley (Young) as he investigates the murder of a Jewish war veteran. It was based on the novel The Brick Foxhole by screenwriter/director Richard Brooks (Elmer Gantry, In Cold Blood). Director Edward Dmytryk and producer Adrian Scott—both of whom were part of the Hollywood Ten and later sent to jail for contempt of Congress.
The Frisco Kid
FEATURE / USA / 1979 / COMEDY, FAMILY FRIENDLY / 119 MINS
Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford star in this lively, warm comedy set during the Gold Rush. Wilder plays a Polish rabbi who experiences obstacles as he crosses America to reach his new pulpit in San Francisco. In memory of actor Gene Wilder (1933–2016).
On the Map
DOCUMENTARY / ISRAEL, USA / 2016 / HISTORICAL / 90 MINS
This fast-moving and awe-inspiring documentary recounts the story of how one Tel Aviv basketball team toppled the four-time defending European Champions and put Israel firmly on the map. On the Map combines the pulse-pounding action of a high-stakes game with an incendiary political situation at the height of the Cold War to deliver a film that honors Israeli heroes, mesmerizes fans of the game and captures the spirit of a nation victorious against all odds. Underwritten by Beryl and Ivor Silver