The 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival returns on February 4 through February 14, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, showcasing 60 of the best contemporary Jewish themed films from around the world at five different venues throughout San Diego. Continue reading
The 24th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival is kicking off this month and includes an extensive lineup of great films. Here is a brief look at some of the exciting highlights taking place at the festival:
This year’s official opening night on February 6th will feature a San Diego Premiere of It Happened in Saint Tropez, a French comedy directed by Daniele Thompson. Showdowns, misunderstandings, betrayals all serve to blow up the family landscape. But out of the rubble will blossom a beautiful love story – or two! In addition to the official opening, the festival will feature a Teen Screen on February 11th of Brave Miss World directed by Cecilia Peck (daughter of Gregory Peck). The incredibly beautiful Linor Abargil was just 18 years old when she won the title of Miss Israel. Just a few weeks before she was crowned Miss World, she was brutally raped. Ten years later, she speaks about her ordeal and travels the world to hear the stories of other rape victims. The film traces Linor’s inspiring journey and personal transformation as the former beauty queen who helps women find strength to speak up and battle for justice.