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San Diego Jewish Film Festival: Projections

Save the Date!!

August 19th, 2012
23rd San Diego Jewish Film Festival Kick-Off Event!

Don’t miss our special screening of Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
Film Screening 7:15pm at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre.

Meet the man who embodied the spirit and strength of one of Israel’s finest moments of heroism.  In thYoni Netanyahuis film his brother, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is one of the documentary’s many erudite commentators who, along with the rich archival footage, recount Yoni’s childhood in Israel, his years at Harvard, his marriage, and how he distinguished himself to become a dynamic, respected leader during 1973’s Yom Kippur War. The filmmakers have assembled a straightforward documentary that uses Yoni’s own words – in the forms of his moving, eloquent letters and poems to create a searing portrait of his short but meaningful life.

Post screening discussion: Director Jonathan Grube


  Table of Contents

  • Jewish Latino Film Series
    From the Chair
    From the Producer
    Around Town
21st Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival
2012 SDJFF Sponsored By Leichtag Foundation
21st Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival 
Become an Underwriter

The Reading Cinemas Clairemont Town Square 14 film presentations, in Memory of JOY F. KNAPP, beloved aunt of Erika and Daniel Sollender and Griffin and Jonah Schulman

The Lipinsky Family
Student Day
is a gift from the Lipinsky Family Foundation in Memory
of Dorris Lipinsky


 Upcoming  Events

  • 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival
    February 7-17, 2013

2nd Annual

Jewish Latino Film Series

Dos Hermanos

Wednesday, July 11th
Museum of Photographic Arts
7:00 pm Screening

Aging siblings Marcos and Susana are unable to heal the wounds withinDos Hermanos them after their mother’s death.  When Susana sells their mother’s flat, she deprives her brother of the home where he had cared for their mother his whole life.  But Marcos’ need to start living again surfaces when his sister forces him to leave Buenos Aires.  This dark comedy explore the unique relationship between siblings.

Click here for more film and ticket information.

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From the Chair
You're invited to join us in San Francisco!

Each year the SDJFF Selection Committee ventures to San Francisco where we scout for films, July 19-26 at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. The trip provides an opportunity to engage with other film aficionados and to experience new and exciting films from the perspective of a different audience. We also welcome your participation in our lively breakfast discussions where we critique the films we have seen the previous day.  Your involvement in the selection process will heighten your interest in our festival and will create a greater sense of ownership for you in our 23rd annual event.

Please consider becoming an Underwriter for the upcoming San Diego Jewish Film Festival. Your support is invaluable to the success of our event. It will also add to your ease and pleasure as you bypass waiting lines for entry, enjoy snacks at our expanded Nosh and Go, and meet filmmakers at a private brunch. Wear your pass with pride and follow the Underwriter film track for a full festival experience.

- Saundra Saperstein - Chair, San Diego Jewish Film Festival

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From the Producer
Israel 2012 & the South Cinema Film Festival in the Sha'ar Ha Negev

Last week I returned from Israel and a fabulous film festival in San Diego’s sister city of the Sha’ar HaNegev.  I feel very privileged to have been their special guest representing the San Diego Jewish Film Festival!  Living in the Negev for a week at Kibbutz Dorot gave me a unique and wonderful experience of what it was like to live there.  I met with students and professors from Sapir College, as well as leaders in the arts, government and other festivals around the world! 

Stay tuned for more information throughout the year for some upcoming projects with our sister city in Israel!   

Sandra Lynn Kraus - Producer

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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Excursion!
July 19-27th

Join us for our annual trek to the San Francisco Festival and have fun with the Festival Committee! If you are interested and for more details please call Paola, Film Festival Administrator at 858-362-1330!


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