Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival

 May 28 – July 1, 2021

 

Welcome to the 6th anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society in partnership with the Seaside Jewish Community.

The mission of this event is to deepen awareness of Jewish cultures and experiences, and to explore community differences and commonalities through the art of film.

Despite the ongoing presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Planning Committee was determined to present an affordable, modified format this year offering safe options. Their efforts resulted in both virtual viewings at home and in-theater screenings with safe-distance, reduced seating at the Cinema Art Theater. The commitment of Planning Committee members Marsha Davis, Helen Gates, Marty Rosensweig, and Fran Saltzman can only be described as outstanding.

Hopefully you will be able to enjoy several of the six selected films from five different countries offering comedy, drama, and documentaries.

To respect the Jewish Sabbath, Seaside Jewish Community is not hosting films from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.

We thank the Jewish Federation of Delaware, our Premier Sponsor, for their support!

 

 

JFF - Film at CAT - CHEWDAISM: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

This film is hosted by Marty Rosensweig

In-theater only

This entertaining documentary follows zany duo Jamie and Eli as they discover the roots of the Montreal’s Jewish community. They visit a series of classic Jewish eateries and explore their heritage by eating their way across the city. Along the way they meet with various guests and share tales and wonderful meals. [2018, Canada, 62 min, Not Rated].

“The Atlanta Jewish Times writes, “This duo makes the history lesson fun, visiting eateries familiar to all Montrealers, Jewish or not.” 

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


JFF - Virtual Film - The Last Supper

May 28 - Jun 3

Virtual Cinema only

On the day Adolf Hitler comes to power, the German-Jewish family Glickstein joins together for a family dinner. Most of them however (like so many other Germans at that time) don´t take the Nazis seriously. When young Leah reveals her plans to emigrate from Berlin to Palestine, her family starts disputing. Her father Aaron can´t see any reason to leave Germany, the country of their ancestors and the country he risked his life for during the first World War. But when Michael, Leah´s younger brother, indicates that he actually is an ardent admirer of the national socialist movement, the family is on the brink of being torn apart. [2018, Germany, 80 min, in German with English subtitles, Not Rated].

  • This virtual film opens at 12:01 am Fri, May 28 and closes at 11:59 pm Thu, Jun 3.
  • Your confirmation email will have a link and the password to see the film. Despite what your confirmation email says, you can watch this film anytime up until the closing time listed above.

Admission

  • $12.00 Virtual Film

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


JFF - Film at CAT - Shared Legacies

Fri, Jun 4 - June 10

This film is hosted by Sara & Jeffrey Rosen

The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action. This documentary is an insightful and timely reminder of the importance of communities coming together to denounce hate and injustice. Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, such as Congressman John Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew  Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., and members of the King family. [2020, USA, 97 min, Not Rated].

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


JFF - Virtual Film - Shared Legacies

Fri, Jun 4 - June 10

The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action. This documentary is an insightful and timely reminder of the importance of communities coming together to denounce hate and injustice. Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, such as Congressman John Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew  Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., and members of the King family. [2020, USA, 97 min, Not Rated].

  • This virtual film opens at 12:01 am Fri, Jun 4 and closes at 11:59 pm Thu, Jun 10.
  • Your confirmation email will have a link and the password to see the film.
  • Despite what your confirmation email says, you can watch this film anytime up until the closing time listed above.

 

Admission

  • $12.00 Virtual Film

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


JFF - Film at CAT - The Crossing

Fri, Jun 11 - Jun 17

This film is hosted by Fran Saltzman

“The Crossing” tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto's parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis across the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. This drama is about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children. [2020, Norway, in Norwegian with English subtitles, 90 min, Not Rated].

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


JFF - Virtual Film - The Crossing

Fri, Jun 11 - Jun 17

“The Crossing” tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto's parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis across the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. This drama is about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children. [2020, Norway, in Norwegian with English subtitles, 90 min, Not Rated].

  • This virtual film opens at 12:01 am Fri, Jun 11 and closes at 11:59 pm Thu, Jun 17.
  • Your confirmation email will have a link and the password to see the film.
  • Despite what your confirmation email says, you can watch this film anytime up until the closing time listed above.

Admission

  • $12.00 Virtual Film

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


JFF - Film at CAT - Here We Are

Fri, Jun 18 - Jun 24

This film is hosted by Helen Gates

Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road, knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation. Or is it, in fact, his father who is not ready? An official selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, the film premiered as part of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. It was nominated for nine Ophir Awards including Best Feature Film. [2020, Israel, 92 min, Not Rated, Hebrew with English subtitles].

Nora Lee Mandel of “Maven’s Nest” writes, ”Unusual and intensely compassionate father/son experience, that defies the stereotypical dynamics of most non-fiction portrayals of a family coping with an autistic child.”

*On Sunday, Jun 20 guest speaker Fran McKenna will lead a post-screening discussion.

 

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


JFF - Virtual Film - Here We Are

Fri, Jun 18 - Jun 24

Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road, knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation. Or is it, in fact, his father who is not ready? An official selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, the film premiered as part of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. It was nominated for nine Ophir Awards including Best Feature Film. [2020, Israel, 92 min, Not Rated, Hebrew with English subtitles].

Nora Lee Mandel of “Maven’s Nest” writes, ”Unusual and intensely compassionate father/son experience, that defies the stereotypical dynamics of most non-fiction portrayals of a family coping with an autistic child.”

  • This virtual film opens at 12:01 am Fri, Jun 18 and closes at 11:59 pm Thu, Jun 24.
  • Your confirmation email will have a link and the password to see the film.
  • Despite what your confirmation email says, you can watch this film anytime up until the closing time listed above.

Admission

  • $12.00 Virtual Film

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


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Located on Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean coast in a vibrant resort town, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society promotes cinematic arts and provides education and cultural enrichment.