SVJFF

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival

Cupertino, CA


The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival is a volunteer organization located in Silicon Valley, a region known around the globe for the high technology developed here. The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival promotes cultural diversity by providing opportunities to the community to expand its knowledge of Jewish themes and culture through films that document, entertain, and educate.

The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival is convenient and accessible. All movie screenings are close to home in Silicon Valley, which include: the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto and AMC Saratoga 14 in San Jose. This is our 27th year as a major regional film festival. We invite you to join us as we continue to grow.

Events

The Last Suit

October 16, 2018 6:30 PM

An aging tailor leaves his life in Argentina in this bittersweet road movie that exudes a poignant message of the enduring importance of family, friends and honor.
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Scaffolding

October 16, 2018 8:30 PM

Torn between the teachings of his literature teacher and the expectations of his, workman father, a 17-year-old must decide what sort of man he will become.
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RBG

October 17, 2018 6:30 PM

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring her extraordinary career and personal journey.
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Shelter

October 17, 2018 8:30 PM

A Mossad agent is called back from sick leave to protect a Lebanese informant in this suspense-laden, elegant psychological thriller.
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Itzhak

October 18, 2018 6:30 PM

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlmans transcendent violin playing evokes the depth of the human experience. This documentary reminds us why art is vital to life.
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The Invisibles

October 18, 2018 8:30 PM

The story of four young German Jews who manage to survive the Third Reich in Berlin by living in plain sight. Taking on false identities and risky activities, they endure through resourcefulness, luck, and the decency of fellow Germans.
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GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

October 22, 2018 6:30 PM

Through the eyes of servicemen and women, this film brings to life the profound story of Jews in World War II as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry, and intolerance.
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Mr. & Mrs. Adelman

October 22, 2018 8:30 PM

The decades-spanning romance of a French couple is chronicled in this thought-provoking and scathingly funny film.
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Driver

October 23, 2018 6:30 PM

A "Driver" in the ultra-orthodox community takes his daughter on his nightly journey, exposing her to the more questionable members of this pious society in the dark alleys of Tel Aviv.
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The Mossad

October 23, 2018 8:30 PM

What goes on behind one of the worlds most superlative intelligence agencies? Those searching the answer to this question may very well find it in this documentary that reveals the secret operations and missions that former Israeli Mossad agents have undergone.
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The Oslo Diaries

October 24, 2018 6:30 PM

Once upon a time, Israel and Palestine almost made peace. But, then at the eleventh hour it all collapsed. This intimate story speaks to the current situation in the Middle East.
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The Testament

October 24, 2018 8:30 PM

A historian leading a debate against Holocaust deniers discovers that his mother carries a false identity in this mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth.
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Kishon

October 25, 2018 6:30 PM

Ephraim Kishon was one of Israel's great writers who defined the Israeli essence through his work. The film uses animation to 'bring back to life' Kishon's persona.
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Centerpiece - Standing Up

October 25, 2018 8:30 PM

An Egyptian lawyer, a couch-surfing custodian and an Orthodox Jew walk into a comedy club in this documentary that captures the devastating lows and exhilarating highs of their journey.
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Centerpiece - Standing Up

October 27, 2018 7:30 PM

An Egyptian lawyer, a couch-surfing custodian and an Orthodox Jew walk into a comedy club in this documentary that captures the devastating lows and exhilarating highs of their journey.
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The Last Suit

October 28, 2018 3:00 PM

An aging tailor leaves his life in Argentina in this bittersweet road movie that exudes a poignant message of the enduring importance of family, friends and honor.
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Three Identical Strangers

October 28, 2018 5:00 PM

If twins separated at birth isnt crazy enough, imagine triplets. As its self-explanatory title suggests, Three Identical Strangers documents the real experiences that three triplet brothers encounter after meeting each other for the first time ever.
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An Act of Defiance

October 28, 2018 7:30 PM

In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence in this nail-biting political thriller.
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Scaffolding

October 29, 2018 6:30 PM

Torn between the teachings of his literature teacher and the expectations of his, workman father, a 17-year-old must decide what sort of man he will become.
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Mr. & Mrs. Adelman

October 29, 2018 8:30 PM

The decades-spanning romance of a French couple is chronicled in this thought-provoking and scathingly funny film.
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Remember Baghdad

October 30, 2018 6:30 PM

The untold story of Iraq, told though the eyes of the Jews. We follow the lives of four Jewish families trying to make sense of turbulent times.
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Foxtrot

October 30, 2018 8:30 PM

Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life's unfathomable twists.
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Who Will Write Our History?

October 31, 2018 6:30 PM

Based on the book of the same name, Who Will Write Our History? tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. With 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, and more, it documents not only how the Jews of the ghetto died, but how they lived.
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The Invisibles

October 31, 2018 8:30 PM

The story of four young German Jews who manage to survive the Third Reich in Berlin by living in plain sight. Taking on false identities and risky activities, they endure through resourcefulness, luck, and the decency of fellow Germans.
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

November 01, 2018 6:30 PM

What do the most beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, a glamour icon and technological trailblazer.
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Shelter

November 01, 2018 8:30 PM

A Mossad agent is called back from sick leave to protect a Lebanese informant in this suspense-laden, elegant psychological thriller.
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The Mossad

November 03, 2018 6:30 PM

What goes on behind one of the worlds most superlative intelligence agencies? Those searching the answer to this question may very well find it in this documentary that reveals the secret operations and missions that former Israeli Mossad agents have undergone.
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The Cakemaker

November 03, 2018 8:30 PM

Thomas, a young German, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers in this affecting story.
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Budapest Noir

November 04, 2018 3:00 PM

A hard-boiled reporter investigates the brutal murder of a prostitute, leading him into the dark underworld of 1930s pre-Nazi Hungary, in this stylish and atmospheric thriller.
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RBG

November 04, 2018 5:00 PM

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring her extraordinary career and personal journey.
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Foxtrot

November 04, 2018 7:30 PM

Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life's unfathomable twists.
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GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

November 05, 2018 6:30 PM

Through the eyes of servicemen and women, this film brings to life the profound story of Jews in World War II as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry, and intolerance.
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The Testament

November 05, 2018 8:30 PM

A historian leading a debate against Holocaust deniers discovers that his mother carries a false identity in this mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth.
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Driver

November 06, 2018 6:30 PM

A "Driver" in the ultra-orthodox community takes his daughter on his nightly journey, exposing her to the more questionable members of this pious society in the dark alleys of Tel Aviv.
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Maktub

November 06, 2018 8:30 PM

Steve and Chuma are a duo of thugs who collect protection money for a Jerusalem-based crime organization in this hilarious, politically incorrect caper comedy.
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Itzhak

November 07, 2018 6:30 PM

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlmans transcendent violin playing evokes the depth of the human experience. This documentary reminds us why art is vital to life.
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Bye Bye Germany

November 07, 2018 8:30 PM

A defiant Holocaust survivor looks to strike it rich in postwar Frankfurt in this drama tempered with bittersweet humor.
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Doubtful

November 08, 2018 6:30 PM

A writer involved in a drunken-driving accident is sentenced to community service in Beersheba where he works with young delinquents. Together, they break through the boundaries of the rehabilitative framework.
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Foreign Land

November 08, 2018 8:30 PM

As Israeli society slips into extremism, an Arab actor and a Jewish journalist search for a place where they can belong.
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Foreign Land

November 10, 2018 6:00 PM

As Israeli society slips into extremism, an Arab actor and a Jewish journalist search for a place where they can belong.
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The Cousin

November 10, 2018 8:30 PM

An open-minded Israeli questions his liberal convictions when a Palestinian laborer he hired is suspected of a crime in this dark comedy.
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Good Deeds: The Conductor Zubin Mehta Closing Night Special Event

November 11, 2018 6:00 PM

India-born conductor Zubin Mehta is most identified with the Israel Philharmonic, where he serves as Music Director for Life and the nations face of cultural excellence. This biography is a tribute to a true believer in the international language of music.
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Contact
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Margalit Raviv

Address
PO Box 2190
Cupertino, CA 95015

Phone
408.498.0904

Email
info@svjff.org

Website
http://www.svjff.org

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