Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival

“San Antonio is so fortunate to have this wonderful event. Thank you to all of the planners.”

We are thrilled to announce the line-up for the 14th Annual Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival, to be held February 7-11 at Santikos Embassy 14! Tickets are on sale now! Check out the films below and start planning your schedule! Note: the Festival Pack is back again this year, and it's your best ticket deal.  You'll get one ticket to each of the ten films throughout the Festival at a savings of $10, or $2 off each single ticket.

Festival Schedule
February 7-11, 2015
Santikos Embassy 14 Movie Theatre
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Saturday, February 7   Sunday, February 8
  Above & Beyond:
The Birth of the Israeli Air Force
Award-winning filmmaker Eytan Fox (Yossi & JaggerWalk on Water) returns with a stylized, gossamer-light musical comedy about life, love, and friendship...   In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of “Machal” – volunteers from abroad – this ragtag band of brothers...
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Sunday, February 8
The Best of Men
  Big Bad Wolves
The Best of Men follows one remarkable doctor as he transforms the standards of care for paraplegics. Arriving at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1944, Doctor Ludwig Guttman...   After a girl goes missing in the woods and is later found beheaded, suspicion immediately falls on a timid religious studies schoolteacher who is arrested but released due to a police blunder.
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Monday, February 9
  The Green Prince
Bethlehem tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth...   A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he's interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel's security service, and sent to prison.
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Tuesday, February 10
24 Days
  For a Woman
In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet.   Anne has a very active imagination, only natural for a writer. But in her mid-thirties, she still knows practically nothing of her own family's past. After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to...
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Wednesday, February 11 
God's Slave
  A Borrowed Identity
Based on the Novel 
Dancing Arabs

Motivated by personal tragedies, two obsessive characters on either side of the Arab-Israeli conflict are set on a collision course in God's Slave, an adrenaline-rushing drama...  

A Borrowed Identity  (AKA Dancing Arabs) tells the story of Eyad, a Palestinian-Israeli boy from the town of Tira whose parents send to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. 

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Please note: All film titles are subject to change.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor for the 2015 San Antonio Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival? Visit our Sponsor page, or email Carisa Heiss today!

Check out the Film Festival history page to find info about the Film Festival, including how we started, where we've been, previous guest speakers, our committee, and more!


Have you attended one of our past Film Festivals? We'd love to hear from you! Email your feedback or Festival questions to Arts & Culture Director Aliyah Kuchinsky. Be sure to sign up for our Arts & Culture email list to receive up-to-date information about all kinds of events at the J!

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