Event Schedule

Join us March 15-19, 2018 for five days of outstanding Jewish cinema including feature films, shorts, documentaries, receptions, special speakers, and engaging discussions. All-Access Pass holders granted early admission to all shows. Individual tickets ($12) on sale at the theatre before each show.

Mar

23 2017

Sponsor and Passholder Reception

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

We welcome all SBJFF Sponsors and All-Access Passholders to join us on stage at the New Vic Theatre for a special Ope…

Mar

23 2017

Moos (Feature - The Netherlands)

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

It’s Hanukkah evening and Moos’ childhood friend, Sam, has suddenly returned to the Netherlands after years…

Mar

24 2017

Coffee & Bagels

9:45AM - 10:15AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

All-Access Pass and Ticket holders are invited to enjoy coffee and bagels before the first film on Friday. Sponsore…

Mar

24 2017

A Heartbeat Away (Documentary Short - Israel)

10:15AM - 12:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

An Israeli pediatric cardiologist in Tanzania performs lifesaving operations on children.

Mar

24 2017

Women in Sink (Documentary Short - Israel)

10:15AM - 12:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Haifa-based Muslim, Jewish, and Christian women at a beauty parlor share their stories.

Mar

24 2017

Germans & Jews (Documentary - Germany)

1:00PM - 2:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

At a dinner party, second generation Germans and Jews negotiate sensitive questions of memory, guilt, identity and re…

Mar

24 2017

The Settlers (Documentary - Israel)

3:15PM - 5:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Jewish settlers in the West Bank discuss their historical and geopolitical ideologies. Discussion with director to follow.

Mar

25 2017

Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (Documentary - Israel/UK)

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A gay ex-Israeli army paratrooper living in London and a member of its Gay Men’s Chorus discovers that he is HIV po…

Mar

26 2017

Coffee & Bagels

9:00AM - 9:30AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

All-Access Pass and Ticket holders are invited to enjoy coffee and bagels before the first film on Sunday. Sponsore…

Mar

26 2017

On The Map (Documentary - Israel) - FREE COMMUNITY PROGRAM

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

FREE COMMUNITY PROGRAM - The inspiring tale of how the Israeli national basketball team won the European Cup in 1977.

Mar

26 2017

There Are Jews Here (Documentary - USA)

11:45AM - 1:45PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

How do small Jewish communities across the U.S. retain their identity? Followed by discussion with representatives fr…

Mar

26 2017

Shorts Program

2:45PM - 4:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

An interesting mix of European and Israeli short films ranging from somber and heart-felt to irreverent and funny. Vi…

Mar

26 2017

The Women's Balcony (Feature - Israel)

5:15PM - 7:15PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Religious women in Jerusalem battle for their place in the synagogue following the arrival of a new charismatic rabbi.

Mar

26 2017

The Kind Words (Feature - Israel)

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

After the death of their mother, three Jerusalem siblings take a life-changing trip to uncover the truth of their par…

Mar

27 2017

1945 (Feature - Hungary)

2:00PM - 3:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The arrival of two Orthodox Jews compels villagers in Hungary to finally face up to their “ill-gotten gains” from…

Mar

27 2017

AKA Nadia (Feature - Israel)

4:15PM - 6:15PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Maya, an Israeli woman who while a seemingly happily married mother of two, can no longer deny her secret past.

Mar

27 2017

Time to Say Goodbye (Feature - Germany)

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Rated PG-13 (Parental discretion advised) A German comedy about circumcision? YES. Follow a dysfunctional family with…