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San Diego Jewish Film Festival: 'Under African Skies' (Paul Simon's Story)

Image of Paul Simon in "Under African Skies". Courtesy of Lawrence Family JCC.

Above: Image of Paul Simon in "Under African Skies". Courtesy of Lawrence Family JCC.

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture presents the San Diego Jewish Film Festival on February 7th-17th, 2013 in Clairemont/La Jolla, Carlsbad, San Marcos, featuring 47 films and shorts from 10 different countries.

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival presents short-subject, documentary and feature films as well as an international roster of guest artists, and themed programs for all ages. The festival is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego.

The 2013 Festival has five opportunities designed to appeal to every audience:
• Festival films: diverse selection of award winning, fully produced, feature films
• Joyce Forum (Shorts in Winter): A collection of 7 short films from exceptionally talented, emerging filmmakers; ranging from 7-30 minutes each. Seven films; only $7.50. Five additional, top calibre films screen later the same day.
• Teen Screen: Special night for teens to meet the real life people from a movie about urban teens overcoming violence. FREE EVENT
• Family Day: Highly popular Shalom Sesame! is for kids 3-7 years old
• Flix-Mix: A special event for young adults 20+ with food, friends and fun.

Ticket price: $11.75-$13.75

Heralded as the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego, the festival expects to draw over 16,000 patrons to four convenient venues around the county:
Clairemont Reading Cinemas - 4665 Clairemont Drive San Diego, CA 92117 Google Map
Garfield Theater at the JCC - 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla CA 92037 Google Map
Dove Library - 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011 Google Map
San Marcos Stadium 18 - 1180 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92069 Google Map

On February 7, 2013 "Under African Skies" (Paul Simon's Story) will kick off the opening night of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. "Under African Skies" was nominated for three Emmys, SXSW Audience Award, and SXSW 2012.

About the Film:
Twenty-five years ago, Paul Simon’s, "Graceland," revealed the passion and the music of South Africa; creating not just music, but a sharpened awareness of the injustices of apartheid. "Under African Skies" documents the singer’s return to South Africa and reveals the unknown, startling backstory of breaking the UN boycott of South Africa, creating political backlash, and more. The film may have you seeing the artist in an entirely new light.

For more information call 858-362-1348 for details or see the web site for all film prices and to purchase online:

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