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FYI (no host):Jewish Film Festival @ various locations (Dome, Orinda, Livermore)

  • Mar 9, 2013 · 7:00 PM

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18th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival


It will be a VERY popular event so you WILL need to purchase your tickets in advance.

:: Venue depends on the film you intend to see ::

  • CineArts, Pleasant Hill
  • Orinda Theatre, Orinda
  • Vine Cinema, Livermore

About the Jewish Film festival
We are proud that our Festival is the largest Jewish cultural event in the Contra Costa/Tri-Valley region of the Bay Area! While enjoying popcorn and a movie is a good thing, one of our major goals is to educate, engage and to encourage dialogue. Our feature films, shorts and documentaries reflect the dynamism and diversity of peoples around the world. Through our films, we also explore the richness of Jewish identity and history. Film is a medium which helps us promote pluralism and construct cultural bridges between our area’s diverse religious and ethnic groups.

Our films resonate for our audience due to their broad appeal and the social issues that are explored. Our festival also serves as a “meeting ground” for cultural life. Through the window of film, we learn to appreciate different lifestyles, try to shatter stereotypes and lower barriers. Hopefully, those attending our screenings will gain a greater respect for different cultures and beliefs.

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  • Cari

    This was to be my first meetup, of any kind.

    I waited out in front of the theater from 7p until 7:25, and kept asking people if they were there with Meetup. I finally gave up and watched it by myself... One of the volunteers took pity on me and offered to have coffee afterward with me and discuss the movie. Unfortunately, the wind has been taken out of my sails and I left straightaway and went home, disillusioned. Is this how the meetups work?

    Signed,

    Confused in Walnut Creek

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If I can afford to go (I am always broke) and I do go, I am always down to go chat and have some coffee or whatever after a movie. I enjoy sitting and discussing.

      March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just say stick around after the movie and say something or say something before the movie so that I know.

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    David Roberson is hosting an event this Friday at the Jewish Film Fest (3/16 at the Orinda Theatre, 7:00pm meeting time). For more info, see http://www.meetup.com/cccinephiles/events/109250822/

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm planning on going to the Dome, closest to me. I'm Jewish--any others out there to join me? I don't care what the film is, as I'll probably be able to relate to it.

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why are the RSVP's closed? Even if there isn't any host, it's nice to see if anyone else is going

    February 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry you feel that way, but to open it would create even more confusion and emails for me and others who've RSVPed, which in turn, will cause them to RSVP "no" in order to curtail the number of emails - each time someone posts a comment here, an email goes out to the entire "Yes" distribution list. It's a new Meetup feature and I try to keep emails in the group to a minimum.

      February 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      February 14, 2013

  • suzanne

    I have attended films from this festival for several years. They have top Indy and Independent and Historical films and shorts. Some are ethnic and some are not... I have seen some wonderful films at this
    festival that would never make it to our regular cinemas. For retired folks it's pretty good because many of them are scheduled for daytime
    viewing.

    February 12, 2013

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