SILICON VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

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SILICON VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
YEARS
YEARS
SILICON
VALLEY
JEWISH
FILM
FESTIVAL
2016
OCT 27NOV 20
svjff.org
SILICON
VALLEY
JEWISH
FILM
FESTIVAL
JOIN US FOR AN
EXCITING TWO
WEEKS AT AMC
SARATOGA 14
AND TWO WEEKS
OF SCREENINGS
AT THE OFJCC IN
PALO ALTO.
TICKET SALES
COVER ONLY 25%
OF THE COST OF
THE SILICON
VALLEY JEWISH
FILM FESTIVAL
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SCREENWRITER
MOVI E
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PRODUCER
EXECUTIVE
PRODUCER
STUDIO
EXECUTIVE
MOVI E
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FILM
MOGUL
2 0 1 6 PAT R O N
BENEFITS
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$1,800
$1,000
$250
Year-round pass to all SVJFF
screenings until Sept. 2017
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Opening Night with
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Opening Night private reception
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Special Evening with Amos Oz
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Amos Oz private reception
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Closing Night and reception
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Centerpiece Event
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Recognition in program,
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Priority seating 30 min.
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SVJFF tote bag
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Reserved Seating
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10-Movie Pass
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FESTIVAL PREVIEW
Please note that the Festival’s final schedule will be announced when
the Fall program guide is published in early September and the Festival
website, www.svjff.org, is updated. We are providing this exclusive
information in appreciation of your support of the annual Silicon Valley
Jewish Film Festival. The movie list below is subject to change.
CELEBRATION: THE STORY
OF ISRAELI CINEMA
A milestone documentary
about the birth of Israeli
cinema and an industry that
started out with no money
but with humor, chutzpah
and courage.
A TALE OF LOVE
AND DARKNESS
Natalie Portman makes her
debut as writer and director
with this adaptation of the
best-selling memoir by
celebrated Israeli author
Amos Oz.
POTSDAM REVISITED:
OVERTURE TO THE COLD
WAR
An extraordinary intersection
of history and music that
took place in July 1945 as
Harry Truman, Winston
Churchill and Josef Stalin
prepared to negotiate the
post-WWII fate of the world.
THE LAST LAUGH
Is the Holocaust an absolutely
off-limits topic for comedy?
This provocative and amusing
documentary explores that
question through interviews
with survivors, comedians
and thinkers.
2 KUNI LEMEL
Celebrating the 50th
anniversary of an Israeli
classic. Starring Broadway
legend Mike Burstyn and set
in the world of the Eastern
Europe shtetl. Mike Burstyn
will attend the screening.
FEVER AT DAWN
A man recently freed from a
concentration camp learns
that he has months to live.
He refuses to give up and
finds love.
LAMB
This extraordinary Ethiopian
film tells the story of a halfJewish, Ethiopian boy who
is sent by his father to live
among distant relatives
after his mother’s death.
COLLIDING DREAMS
A searching and dramatic
exploration of the dream
of a Jewish state and its
impact on both Jews and
Arabs.
SURVIVING SKOKIE
This intensely personal
documentary explores
the effects of a late 1970s
threatened neo-Nazi
march in Skokie, IL on its
large Holocaust survivor
population.
RABIN, THE LAST DAY
This gripping docudrama
expores the prelude and
aftermath of the 1995
assassination of Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin.
LABYRINTH OF LIES
A story that exposes the
conspiracy among German
institutions and government
branches to cover up the
crimes of Nazis during
World War II.
SABENA HIJACKING:
MY VERSION
A powerful, suspenseful
docudrama based on
previously undiscovered
audio recordings of the
former pilot of the 1972
highjacking of a flight from
Brussels to Tel Aviv.
THE PICKLE RECIPE
A down-on-his luck party
emcee is corrupted by his
shameless uncle to help
steal his grandmother's top
secret pickle recipe.
REMEMBER
An elderly Auschwitz
survivor with dementia
goes in search of the person
responsible for the death of
his family.
ROCK IN THE RED ZONE
An intimate portrayal of life
on the edge in the war-torn
city of Sderot, once known
for a prolific rock scene that
revolutionized Israeli music.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
The fact-based story of a
dedicated history teacher
at a French high school
who taps lessons of the
Holocaust in an effort to
motivate her troubled
students.
WEDDING DOLL
A strong-willed young woman
with a mild mental disability
embarks on a relationship —
much to the concern of her
protective mother.
THE MIDNIGHT ORCHESTRA
The estranged son of a once
famous Moroccan musician is
unexpectedly transformed after
returning to his homeland.
MR. PREDICTABLE
In this romantic comedy a man
has to choose between love
and reason, between dreams
and reality.
THE PEOPLE VS.
FRITZ BAUER
The story of the man who
brought high-ranking Nazi
criminal Adolf Eichmann to
justice.
IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI
CUISINE
Celebrity chef-restaurateur
Michael Solomonov undertakes
a gastronomical expedition of
Israel to savor a food revolution
rooted in centuries-old
tradition.
BABA JOON
The son of a family of Iranian
farmers in Israel rebels against
his strong-willed father.
THE LAW
Based on a true story, this
taut political thriller follows
a Holocaust survivor as she
fights for justice on behalf of
all French women.
THE KIND WORDS
Three Jewish Israeli siblings
discover that their biological
father was a Muslim and set out
on a journey across France to
locate him.
PARTNER WITH THE
ENEMY
Two women, one Israeli and
one Palestinian, attempt the
seemingly impossible: to
build a business together.
ATOMIC FALAFEL
Two girls from nuclear towns
in Israel and Iran spill their
countries most valuable secrets
on Facebook while trying to
prevent a nuclear crisis.
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SAVE THESE DATES
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 7:30 PM
OPENING NIGHT AT THE OFJCC
Join us for Opening Night and a
screening of “Celebration: The
Story of Israeli Cinema” with
special guest Mike Burstyn.
Burstyn is an award-winning
actor whose career has spanned
Yiddish theatre, Broadway and
film. Reception to follow.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 6:30 PM
CENTERPIECE EVENT AT THE
OFJCC: POTSDAM REVISITED:
OVERTURE TO THE COLD WAR
This special event of film and live
music transports the audience
back to an extraordinary
intersection of history and music
when Harry Truman, Winston
Churchill and Josef Stalin paused to listen to a 19year old GI named Stuart Canin play his violin. A
discussion and reception will follow. Special guests
will be announced in the program.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 7:30 PM
SPECIAL EVENING WITH
AUTHOR AMOS OZ
We will welcome acclaimed
Israeli author Amos Oz and view
a screening of “A Tale Of Love
And Darkness,” directed by
and starring Natalie Portman.
Reception to follow.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 5:30 PM
CLOSING NIGHT AT THE OFJCC
Closing Night will feature a screening of “The Last
Laugh,” a documentary that examines the role of
humor and the Holocaust. Discussion and reception
to follow. Special guests will be announced in the
program.
Category
Donation
Film Mogul
$20,000
Movie Star
$15,000
Studio Exec.
$10,000
Exec. Producer
$5,000
Producer
$2,500
Total
Director $1,800
Screenwriter
$1,000
Movie Buff
$250
Opening Night
$45
Centerpiece Event
$40
Amos Oz Event $60
Closing Night
$30
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