Hanukkah Film Festival

Hanukkah Film Festival

November 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – December 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Cafritz Hall
1529 16th Street
Ticket Office

Celebrate Hanukkah with eight days and nights of award-winning films playing November 28 – December 5.

Night 1: Sunday, November 28, 5:00 PM
Xueta Island w/ Broken Candle and Unraveling
Fascinating documentary on the Chuetas of Majorca, who are believed to be descendants of the island’s Inquisition-era Jewish population, forced to renounce their Judaism by the Catholic Church in the 15th century. Plays with short films Unraveling and The Broken Candle.

Night 2: Monday, November 29, 7:00 PM
Kiss Me Kosher
Two generations of Israeli women fall for a German woman and a Palestinian man, in this comic love story full of misadventure and discovery.

Night 3: Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 PM
Mish Mish w/ The Tattooed Torah

In a basement near Paris, a treasure-trove of Egyptian animated films from the Frenkel brothers is discovered. The three creators of Mish-Mish Effendi, the region’s Mickey Mouse, reveal an Arab-Jewish golden age long-forgotten. Plays with short film The Tattooed Torah.

Night 4: Wednesday, December 1, 7:00 PM
Latter Day Jew
Meet H. Alan Scott – a gay, former Mormon / converted Jew / cancer survivor / writer-comedian searching for his spiritual path and preparing for his Bar Mitzvah at age 35.

Night 5: Thursday, December 2, 7:30 PM
Leona tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love.

Day 6: Friday, December 3, 1:00 PM
The Crossing
In this film for the whole family, four courageous children flee the Nazi occupation for Sweden.

Night 7: Saturday, December 4
The Crossing, 6:00 PM
In this film for the whole family, four courageous children flee the Nazi occupation for Sweden.

A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto, 8:10 PM
Past and present meet upon the discovery of an old, mysterious photograph that will end up tying together Christian and Jewish students in search of the truth.

Night 8: Sunday, December 5, 5:00 PM
Here We Are
Aharon has devoted his life to raising his autistic son, Uri. They live together in gentle harmony, finding comfort in a routine of their own making. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult, it might finally be time for him to move out.