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JUDY LEVIS MARKHOFF BOCA RATON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Sunday, March 8 - Sunday, March 29, 2020

Presenting a wide variety of thought-provoking and entertaining Jewish-themed films from across the globe. Feature films, shorts, documentaries and comedies, Florida or World Premieres. The complete line-up of films will be announced in January. Films will be screened at Cinemark Palace 20 the first two weeks, at the Movies of Delray the third week, and select films in Beifield Auditorium at the Levis JCC Sandler Center.

FESTIVAL PASSES will be available. Take advantage of these special cost-saving opportunities—see every film shown during the Festival or create a unique and exciting festival experience by selecting your own film lineup. Visit bocajff.org for information and to purchase your pass.

Sponsored in part by Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

Year-Round Festival Programming

Tickets are available online or by calling the Sandler Center at 561-558-2520.

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Generously sponsored by WLRN, Hotwire Communications and Virgin Printing Corp.

AULCIE
Monday, January 27, 7:00 pm
Zinman Hall

In 1976, Aulcie Perry was spotted by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv and was signed to play for their fledgling team. He helped the team to its first European Championship. This is the inspiring story of a remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation and put Israel on the map. Featuring Special Guest Speakers - Film Director Dani Menkin and Aulcie Perry.

$30, Gold Members: $25, Platinum Members: $20

WORK IN PROGRESS: MARCELLA
Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 pm
Beifield Auditorium

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Miller presents his current work, Marcella, a feature-length documentary about Marcella Hazan, the extraordinary woman who changed how Americans cook and experience Italian food. Peter offers a look at his creative process and will welcome questions and discussion.

General Admission, Gold and Platinum Members: $20


WEDNESDAY IS MOVIE DAY AT THE SANDLER CENTER

Join us year-round for an eclectic assortment of films followed by discussion.

Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, Beifield Auditorium

$10 per film, Gold Members: $8, Platinum Members: Free (Pay at the door, no pre-registration required)
Some films are free of charge, donations are gratefully accepted.

Additional films to be announced. Foreign films have subtitles. All films subject to change. Please call 561-558-2520 for additional information.

LEVIS JCC SANDLER CENTER | 561-558-2520

From Stage to Screen!

Filmed presentations of the best in live performances of opera, ballet, symphony and theater from around the world.

Sponsored by an enthusiastic supporter of the Performing Arts at the Levis JCC

February 26 - Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy, documentary, 2013, 85 min
Narrated by Joel Grey, this film explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Featuring interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the stage, this film showcases the work of some of the nation’s preeminent creators of musical theater.

May 27 - Kinky Boots, 2019, 123 min
Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen.

Matinee Movies with Myrna: A Film Appreciation Class

Foreign, American and Independent films followed by discussion moderated by Myrna Loman.

January 8 - Moonlight, 2016, 111 min
Moonlight received universal critical acclaim including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. It is the first film with an all-black cast, the first LGBTQ-related film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

Women Making Movies

Award winning films by women directors, followed by discussion with moderator Linda Horowitz.

February 12 - 93Queen, 2018, USA, 90 min
93Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps
in NYC.

The Festival Continues

January 15 - In Search of Israeli Cuisine, 2016, 96 min
Filmmaker Roger Sherman’s film highlights the Israeli food scene, and, more importantly, the people of Israel and the remarkable food traditions
they produce. Part of the Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival.