Event Schedule

Join us for five days of outstanding Jewish cinema including feature films, shorts, documentaries, guest speakers, and engaging discussions. All-Access Pass Holders granted early admission to all shows. Individual tickets ($12) on sale from March 11th at The New Vic only. End times approximate.

Mar

11 2020

Sponsor and Pass Holder Reception

5:30PM - 6:45PM  

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

 

Sponsor and festival pass holders are invited to a reception to celebrate the opening of the Santa Barbara Jewish Fil…

Mar

11 2020

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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

 

The movie follows young Anna Kemper (a spectacular performance by Riva Krymalowski) as her family flees Germany in 19…

Mar

12 2020

Aulcie + Black Fire, White Fire (short)

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

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

 

Director Dani Menkin has captured the essence of Israel’s heartwarming, headstrong, and always hopeful history, and…

Mar

12 2020

Coffee and Bagels

9:30AM - 10:00AM  

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

 

Enjoy some coffee and bagels before the films begins. 

Mar

12 2020

Forgiveness

1:15PM - 3:15PM  

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

 

Two hapless criminals pray to a Higher Power to get their lives in order. Bad luck, incredible coincidences and sheer…

Mar

12 2020

Incitement

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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

 

This film details the year leading up to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin from the point o…

Mar

12 2020

Those Who Remained + No Bad Endings (short)

4:00PM - 5:20PM  

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

 

A lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of national conflict, loss and trauma, all seen through the…

Mar

13 2020

An Irrepressible Woman

12:45PM - 2:30PM  

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

 

In 1940, Jeanne Reichenbach leaves her husband and child to save the man she always loved: Leon Blum, the famous Fren…

Mar

13 2020

Carl Laemmle

3:00PM - 5:30PM  

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

 

The extraordinary life story of Carl Laemmle, the German-Jewish immigrant who founded Universal Pictures, and saved o…

Mar

13 2020

Coffee and Bagels

9:30AM - 10:00AM  

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

 

Enjoy some coffee and bagels before the films begins. 

Mar

13 2020

The Rabbi from Hezbollah + Under Darkness (short)

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

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

 

Lebanese Ibrahim Yassin was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps as a farmer and shepherd, but fate had som…

Mar

14 2020

Tel Aviv on Fire + Kindertransport (short)

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

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

 

Finding comedy in dire situations is a tightrope this movie walks successfully. Salem (winner Venice Film Festival Be…

Mar

15 2020

Awards & Closing Night Film: Crescendo

6:30PM - 9:00PM  

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

 

Announcement of 3rd annual Ha’seret Ha’mitzuyan Excellence Awards for best feature, documentary and short

Follow…

Mar

15 2020

Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal + You're Invited + Yidlife Crisis

10:00AM - 11:15AM  

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

 

The first film by the creators of the acclaimed Yiddish web series “YidLife Crisis!”  Follow Jamie and Eli as th…

Mar

15 2020

Coffee and Bagels

9:30AM - 10:00AM  

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

 

Enjoy some coffee and bagels before the films begins. 

Mar

15 2020

Golda's Balcony, The Film

12:30PM - 2:00PM  

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

 

Tovah Feldshuh recreates 100 years of Jewish history playing 45 different characters, including Ben-Gurion, Moshe Day…

Mar

15 2020

Shorts Program

3:15PM - 5:00PM  

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

 

Order subject to change.

 

Stu

A profile of Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat and his remarkable life and career. Featu…