Above: Promotional image from "One Day After Peace." 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 the second day, San Diego Jewish Film Festival presents "One Day After Peace" from Documentary Drama Excellence on February 8, 2013 at 10:30am. at Reading Cinemas 14.
ABOUT "ONE DAY AFTER PEACE"
An Israeli mother whose son was killed by a Palestinian sniper has one thing on her mind. Contrary to what many might think, it’s not revenge but reconciliation. One Day After Peace documents the story of Robi Damelin as she journeys from Israel to her native South Africa, where reconciliation after Apartheid is exemplified by Adriaan Vlok, a former Minister of Law and Order who spends the better part of his days now serving those he once oppressed. Traveling through past and present, anger and forgiveness, Robi’s story gives hope for a better future to all people affected by war.
Later on in the afternoon, "Hitler’s Children" will also be playing at 1:30pm at Clairemont Reading 14 Theatre. This film was nominated for Best Documentary from Warsaw International Film Festival, and 2012 Audience Choice Award, Documentary from Boston Jewish Film Festival 2012
ABOUT "HITLER'S CHILDREN"
Ever wonder what it’s like to grow up with a last name like Himmler, Goering, or Hoess? Meet the descendants of some of the most infamous names in human history. Learn how, over the past 60 years, they have learned to strike a peculiar balance between a child’s natural inclination to look-up to his or her parents and the horror they—just like anyone—feel when they examine the acts perpetrated by those same people. This is a view of the Holocaust from survivors of a different stripe, and will provide unique insights into how people cope with horror and shame, and come to terms with the past.
For more information call 858-362-1348 for details or see the web site for all film prices and to purchase online: http://www.sdcjc.org/sdjff/index.aspx