Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival

Wed through Sun, March 11 – 15, 2020

2020 Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival Program

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to present in partnership with Seaside Jewish Community, the fifth annual Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival. 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.

In this time of rising anti-Semitic violence throughout the world, it is crucial for the Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival to celebrate the culture and history of the Jewish people. The twelve films presented over five days (March 11-15) are diverse, hopeful and inspiring. Many of the films deal with finding commonalities, whether within oneself, in a relationship or amongst historically adversarial communities. Others deal with the moral imperative of remembering, of keeping the past alive. Universal themes of love and family are also explored through a distinctly Jewish lens. There is much hope to be found in this year’s selection of films, and we invite you to come experience it with family, friends, and neighbors.

The individuals who make this event happen are the volunteer members of the Planning Committee who spend many hours watching numerous films, discussing each film’s suitability for this event, and then deciding on the final selection for your enjoyment. A special thanks to Marsha Davis, Helen Gates, Marty Rosensweig and Fran Saltzman for their commitment, time, and support.

To respect the Jewish Sabbath, Seaside Jewish Community is not hosting the films on Friday night or Saturday afternoon.

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Anne Frank Parallel Stories

March 11, this screening is hosted by Sara and Jeffrey Rosen.
March 17, this screening is hosted by Fran Saltzman, in memory of all those family members we lost.

This remarkable documentary re-tells the story of Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her diary, guided by Academy-Award® winning actress Helen Mirren. We also hear the stories of five women who, as young girls, were deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust. [2016, Israel, 90 minutes, in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles, Not Rated].

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

The Cinema Art Theater is closed until further notice. Since the reopening date is not known at this time, online ticket sales are not available.


Holy Silence

March 14, this screening is hosted by Marsha Davis.
March 17, this screening is hosted by Joan Churchill and Thomas Klein.

Holy Silence tells the dramatic story of the Vatican’s actions – and inactions – during World War II and the years leading up to it. Featuring Oscar® nominated actor David Strathairn as the voice of President Franklin Roosevelt, the film focuses on the little known story of Americans – from priests to presidents – who worked behind the scenes in hopes of persuading the Holy See to be a strong moral voice against Hitler and fascism.
[2019, US, 72 min, Not Rated].

Director Steve Pressman (author and director of 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus) will be present at both screenings to introduce the film and facilitate a post-screening audience discussion.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

The Cinema Art Theater is closed until further notice. Since the reopening date is not known at this time, online ticket sales are not available.


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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.