WinterFest 2019

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Welcome to WinterFest 2019, the Jewish Film Institute's weekend-long showcase of exciting and transcendent Jewish films from around the world. Weekend Passes are now on sale, scroll down to purchase. The full program and individual tickets will be released on Tuesday, January 22. 

Tickets and passes can be purchased online 24/7 or by contacting the Box Office at boxoffice@jfi.org or (415) 621-0568. 

Films

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Pulitzer is an American icon who spoke of "fake news" over one hundred years ago. He fought the dangers that the suppression of news had for a democracy long before our present threats to press freedom

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A Fortunate Man

A Fortunate Man

In the late 19th century, Peter Sidenius is an ambitious young man from a devout Christian family in Western Denmark, who travels to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to study engineering, rebelling against his clergyman father. He comes into contact with the intellectual circles of a wealthy, Jewish family and seduces the elder daughter, Jakobe. Per, as he now calls himself, conceives a large-scale engineering project including the construction of a series of canals in his native Jutland, and lobbies for its construction. But just as Per seems to be about to make his dreams come true, his pride stands in the way.

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Working Woman

Working Woman

Orna, is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family Orna returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss.

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Untogether

Untogether

Andrea is a recently sober writer whose career has stalled since she published her debut novel several years ago. She strikes up an affair with Nick (Jamie Dornan), a doctor-turned-writer who is hailed for his wartime memoir. At the same time, her sister Tara, a massage therapist dating an aging rock star (Ben Mendelsohn), finds herself inexorably drawn to a newfound religious zeal and, particularly, to a politically engaged rabbi (Billy Crystal).

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Carl Laemmle

Carl Laemmle

Carl Laemmle is the extraordinary life story of the German-American immigrant who founded Universal Pictures and saved over 300 Jewish refugee families from Nazi Germany.

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Family in Transition

Family in Transition

The story of a family in Nahariya, a small traditional town in Israel, whose lives change completely after their father finally decides to tell his family that she's a transgender woman.

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The Ghost of Peter Sellers

The Ghost of Peter Sellers

In 1973, director-on-the-rise Peter Medak nabbed notoriously difficult comic genius and box-office star Peter Sellers for his new pirate comedy, Ghost in the Noonday Sun.

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Redemption (Geula)

Redemption (Geula)

Menachem, a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments.

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Home Page

Home Page

The story of pioneering personal blogger Justin Hall, set during a pivotal, transformational year in the early life of the internet.

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Carl Laemmle

Carl Laemmle

Carl Laemmle is the extraordinary life story of the German Jewish immigrant who, as much as anyone, invented the modern motion picture business. The man whose motto was, "It can be done," fought and ultimately conquered Thomas Edison's attempts to monopolize the film industry. Creating Universal Pictures in 1912, Laemmle would go on to give many Hollywood legends their starts, including Walt Disney, John Ford, William Wyler and others. He also hired many women directors and made Lois Weber the highest paid director on his lot. Under Laemmle's leadership, Universal would become known for its classic monster movies (The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein, Dracula, etc.). When he sold Universal in 1936, Laemmle would go on to do something far moreimportant than any movie: battling Adolph Hitler's government, confronting a notoriously anti-Semitic U.S. State Department and ultimately rescuing over 300 Jewish refugee families from Nazi Germany.

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Friday August 2, 2019
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WINTERFEST 2019 | Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

WINTERFEST 2019 | Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Pulitzer is an American icon who spoke of "fake news" over one hundred years ago. He fought the dangers that the suppression of news had for a democracy long before our present threats to press freedom

Read More

WINTERFEST 2019 | Working Woman

WINTERFEST 2019 | Working Woman

Orna, is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family Orna returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss.

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WINTERFEST 2019 | Untogether

WINTERFEST 2019 | Untogether

Andrea is a recently sober writer whose career has stalled since she published her debut novel several years ago. She strikes up an affair with Nick (Jamie Dornan), a doctor-turned-writer who is hailed for his wartime memoir. At the same time, her sister Tara, a massage therapist dating an aging rock star (Ben Mendelsohn), finds herself inexorably drawn to a newfound religious zeal and, particularly, to a politically engaged rabbi (Billy Crystal).

Read More

WINTERFEST 2019 | A Fortunate Man

WINTERFEST 2019 | A Fortunate Man

In the late 19th century, Peter Sidenius is an ambitious young man from a devout Christian family in Western Denmark, who travels to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to study engineering, rebelling against his clergyman father. He comes into contact with the intellectual circles of a wealthy, Jewish family and seduces the elder daughter, Jakobe. Per, as he now calls himself, conceives a large-scale engineering project including the construction of a series of canals in his native Jutland, and lobbies for its construction. But just as Per seems to be about to make his dreams come true, his pride stands in the way.

Read More

WINTERFEST 2019 | Carl Laemmle

WINTERFEST 2019 | Carl Laemmle

Carl Laemmle is the extraordinary life story of the German-American immigrant who founded Universal Pictures and saved over 300 Jewish refugee families from Nazi Germany.

Read More

WINTERFEST 2019 | Family in Transition

WINTERFEST 2019 | Family in Transition

The story of a family in Nahariya, a small traditional town in Israel, whose lives change completely after their father finally decides to tell his family that he's a transgender woman.

Read More

WINTERFEST 2019 | The Ghost of Peter Sellers

WINTERFEST 2019 | The Ghost of Peter Sellers

In 1973, director-on-the-rise Peter Medak nabbed notoriously difficult comic genius and box-office star Peter Sellers for his new pirate comedy, Ghost in the Noonday Sun.

Read More

WINTERFEST 2019 | Redemption (Geula)

WINTERFEST 2019 | Redemption (Geula)

Menachem, a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments.

Read More

WINTERFEST 2019 | Home Page

WINTERFEST 2019 | Home Page

The story of pioneering personal blogger Justin Hall, set during a pivotal, transformational year in the early life of the internet.

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WinterFest Passes

The WinterFest Weekend Pass is good for admission to all shows at both the Alamo Drafthouse and Roxie Theater, February 16 - 17, 2019. 

Pass Policies:

  • Passes do not guarantee seating. 
  • Passholders will be allowed preferred entrance into the theaters up to 20 minutes prior to showtime or until the passholder allotment is reached.
  • Passholders must vacate theaters between screenings with their belongings.
  • Pass is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Use by anyone other than the passholder will result in confiscation.
  • For complete JFI ticket and box office policies, click here.

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