The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
21st Season with 23 Movies
Has Now Ended
Festival: October 20th - November 18th, 2012
The 21st season of the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival opened October 20, with a slate of 23 hard-hitting dramas, provocative features, fascinating docudramas, and poignant documentaries.
The movies for the Fall Festival was shown at the Camera 12 Theater in downtown San Jose, the Camera 7 Theater in the Pruneyard Shopping Center in Campbell, and at the OFJCC on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto.
The Festival Opening Night was Saturday, October 20 at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) in Palo Alto with the movie “An Article of Hope,” to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the tragic Columbia Shuttle accident. Pioneering Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon was among the seven who perished and the film tells his very moving story.
The Festival kicked into high gear the following day on Sunday, October 21, with "David", "The Day I Saw Your Heart" and "The Flat". The films kept coming right through a foot-tapping Closing Night on Sunday, November 18 with the film, "Hava Nagila".
In a Festival special event on Sunday, November 11 at the OFJCC, Big Bird and Elmo entertained young, and young-at-heart, in the movie, "Shalom Sesame", in which these lovable characters travel to Israel to learn about Jewish holidays. Teens also enjoyed the annual free Teen Screen movie "Foreign Letters."