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 25th year as a major regional film festival. We invite you to join us as we continue to grow.



Events

Jungle - Opening Night

October 21, 2017 6:30 PM

Based on a best-selling book and true events, Daniel Radclife stars as a young adventurer who follows his dreams into the Amazon jungle with friends. Their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wilderness lead to a fight for survival.
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A Second Time Around

October 23, 2017 6:30 PM

Two senior citizens discover its never too late to fall in love in this unabashedly sentimental romance.
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In Between

October 23, 2017 8:30 PM

Three Arab-Israeli women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.
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Germans and Jews

October 24, 2017 6:30 PM

A personal look at Germany's changing narrative of the Holocaust and its transformation since the end of World War II.
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The 90 Minute War

October 24, 2017 8:30 PM

After decades of strife and failed peace talks, both sides in the IsraeliPalestinian conflict decide to settle their diferences on a soccer field in this bold satire.
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Aida's Secrets

October 25, 2017 6:30 PM

Family connections lost in the aftermath of WW II are amazingly found again almost 70 years later.
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An Israeli Love Story

October 25, 2017 8:30 PM

This passionate story of love and independence set in pre-state Israel is based on the true story of theatre director and actress Pnina Gary.
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Sara Stein: Shalom Berlin, Shalom Tel Aviv

October 26, 2017 6:30 PM

In vibrant contemporary Berlin, a Jewish criminal investigator tries to solve the murder of an Israeli DJ.
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Keep the Change

October 26, 2017 8:30 PM

In this romantic comedy, a New York upper-class charmer is forced to attend a support group where he meets a woman who will change him forever.
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The Second Time Around

October 28, 2017 6:30 PM

Two senior citizens discover its never too late to fall in love in this unabashedly sentimental romance.
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The 90 Minute War

October 28, 2017 8:30 PM

After decades of strife and failed peace talks, both sides in the IsraeliPalestinian conflict decide to settle their diferences on a soccer field in this bold satire.
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1945

October 29, 2017 3:00 PM

The arrival of two Orthodox Jews upsets the wedding day of a rural town clerks son in Hungary in this elegant drama.
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Past Life

October 29, 2017 5:00 PM

Two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their fathers former life in WWIIera Poland.
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An Israeli Love Story

October 29, 2017 7:30 PM

This passionate story of love and independence set in pre-state Israel is based on the true story of theatre director and actress Pnina Gary.
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Aida's Secrets

October 30, 2017 6:30 PM

Family connections lost in the aftermath of WW II are amazingly found again almost 70 years later.
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The Woman's Balcony

October 30, 2017 8:30 PM

A collapsed synagogue leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.
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Joe's Violin (FREE)

October 31, 2017 4:00 PM

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor's violin donation during an instrument drive changes the life of a 12-yearold Bronx girl.
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Menashe

October 31, 2017 4:30 PM

In the heart of New Yorks ultra-orthodox Hasidic community, a kind clerk struggles to make ends meet and parent his son following his wifes death.
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Hanna's Sleeping Dogs

October 31, 2017 6:30 PM

A young girl learns the truth about her familys secret identity in a 1960s provincial Austrian town still harboring prejudices from the past.
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Germans and Jews

November 01, 2017 6:30 PM

A personal look at Germany's changing narrative of the Holocaust and its transformation since the end of World War II.
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Keep the Change

November 01, 2017 8:30 PM

In this romantic comedy, a New York upper-class charmer is forced to attend a support group where he meets a woman who will change him forever.
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A Quiet Heart

November 02, 2017 4:30 PM

In Jerusalem, a city increasingly dominated by religious fanaticism, a secular young woman, seeks refuge from the pressure of her life in Tel Aviv as a concert pianist.
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The Bloom of Yesterday

November 02, 2017 6:30 PM

This audacious comedy pokes fun at the hypocrisy of Germanys culture of remembrance and sets the grandchildren of the perpetrators and victims on a collision course.
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Sara Stein: Shalom Berlin, Shalom Tel Aviv

November 04, 2017 6:30 PM

In vibrant contemporary Berlin, a Jewish criminal investigator tries to solve the murder of an Israeli DJ.
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In Between

November 04, 2017 8:30 PM

Three Arab-Israeli women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.
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Joe's Violin (FREE)

November 05, 2017 1:30 PM

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor's violin donation during an instrument drive changes the life of a 12-yearold Bronx girl.
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Fanny's Journey

November 05, 2017 3:00 PM

Based on a true story, Fannys Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival set in 1943 Europe.
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Family Commitments

November 05, 2017 5:00 PM

A gay couple would like to marry, but problems with their families' beliefs and a paternity issue complicate matters in this comedy
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My Hero Brother - Centerpiece Event

November 05, 2017 7:00 PM

In this documentary, a group of remarkable young people with Down Syndrome embarks on a demanding trip through the Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters.
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My Hero Brother - Centerpiece Event

November 06, 2017 6:30 PM

In this documentary, a group of remarkable young people with Down Syndrome embarks on a demanding trip through the Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters.
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Moos

November 06, 2017 8:30 PM

A socially awkward young woman takes her first tentative steps toward independence and fulfilling a lifelong dream in this Dutch romantic dramedy.
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Menashe

November 07, 2017 6:30 PM

In the heart of New Yorks ultra-orthodox Hasidic community, a kind clerk struggles to make ends meet and parent his son following his wifes death.
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Norman

November 07, 2017 8:30 PM

Richard Gere stars in this comic and compassionate story of a New York fixers rise and fall.
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1945

November 08, 2017 6:30 PM

The arrival of two Orthodox Jews upsets the wedding day of a rural town clerks son in Hungary in this elegant drama.
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Between Worlds

November 08, 2017 8:30 PM

A Jerusalem stabbing attack bonds two despondent women in this story of faith, understanding, acceptance, and love.
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Family Commitments

November 09, 2017 6:30 PM

A gay couple would like to marry, but problems with their families' beliefs and a paternity issue complicate matters in this comedy.
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Fanny's Journey

November 09, 2017 8:30 PM

Based on a true story, Fannys Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival set in 1943 Europe.
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Ben-Gurion, Epilogue - Closing Night

November 12, 2017 6:00 PM

Newly discovered 1968 interview footage of David Ben-Gurion reveals his prophecy, his dedication to Zionism, and a life filled with self-examination.
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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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