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WBI goes to the Movies!

Thursday, October 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a fun evening of six short subject films at the Opening Night of the Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival on Thursday, October 12 in the Garfield Theater at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus.

Order your tickets at https://2023jfjsff.eventive.org/schedule. Be sure to select Program 1 (October 12). Use Discount Code WOCBI2023

THE CARETAKER – (German, Narrative, Holocaust – 17:42) Based on true events, when all Jewish and “degenerate” art is ordered to be confiscated from the Kunsthalle Museum in Hamburg, a mild-mannered caretaker risks his life to save some of the art from destruction.

THE ARTICHOKE SEASON – (Israel, Narrative, Mature Themes – 9:00) Precocious, French-born Rosalie recalls her life in a Jerusalem slum, and the mental illness experienced by her mother when her father deserts the family.

ONE LOOK FROM ABOVE – (Israel, Narrative, Mature Themes – 14:23) A young woman entering the mikveh (ritual bath) for conversion to Judaism is shocked and horrified when she notices one of the supervising rabbis eyeing her inappropriately.

ONE LAST WISH – (Israel, Narrative, Animated – 10:00) In this animated retelling of The Fisherman and the Fish folktale, a lonely fisherman is granted three wishes from a magical goldfish. After using two wishes to help others in need, he must make a difficult choice for his final wish.

WE ARE THE PROOF – (Israel, Documentary, Holocaust – 12:00) The adult children of Holocaust survivors tour former displaced person’s camps where their parents lived after the war — all in idyllic German settings. There they find some common bonds with their German hosts.

IN THE GARDEN OF TULIPS – (US, Narrative, War in Iran – 13:40) During the height of the Iran-Iraq war, a young Jewish woman takes a final, dangerous drive of escape through the Iranian countryside with her father. (The director has been invited as a special guest.)

Opening festivities begin at 6:00pm with a Wine and Cheese reception. The Program begins at 7:00pm sharp. Total run time of the six films is 77 minutes.



Thursday, October 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr
La Jolla, 92037 United States