may 11th at 7 PM
Run Time: 98 minutes
A young punk who thinks she knows it all. An old man who knows he doesn’t. They strike up a conversation, it becomes life-changing. A deepening knowledge occurs as they walk the streets of LA.
He is a Holocaust survivor; she a massage-parlorworker on the run and a Holocaust denier, though he doesn’t hold any of that against her. Newcomer 14-year old Margot Josefsohn plays angry but stunningly naïve Casey, living from hand to mouth on the streets of LA fending off the frightening advances of men, having nowhere to go. She trusts no one. Samuel, played by the sublime (multiple Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner) trusts only a few. She tells him she hates Jews, he asks her if she needs a place to stay.
The two form an unexpected friendship, which gradually blossoms into a new family unit – him providing her the support and guidance that was lacking in her life, and her offering him the glimpse of the fatherhood that was torn from him many years prior.
TIGER WITHIN Official Trailer from FilmArtMovies on Vimeo.
MY NAME IS SARA
Run Time: 111 minutes
MY NAME IS SARA tells the true life story of Sara Goralnik, a 13-year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September 1942.
After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara steals her Christian best friend’s identity and finds refuge in a small village, where she is taken in by a farmer and his young wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, compounding her own greatest secret that she must strive to protect, her true identity.
The Annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival is a cinematic celebration of Jewish life, culture, and history.
Using the power of film to inform, educate, and most of all entertain, the festival challenges conventional perspectives on issues facing all of us. Check back soon for more information on the upcoming 2022 Jewish Film Festival!
Interview with Festival Committee Member Harriet Weiss
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The Annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival is produced by Enzian Theater and the Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando as part of the Cultural Festival Circuit and is supported by United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts Campaign and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, plus the following generous sponsors: Jeffery Weiss, Adam Littman, The Kleiman Family, Dolores Indek, Ellen and Simon Snyder, Sheryl & Julian Meitin, Jodi and David Krinker, Lisa & Eric Schwartz, Harriet Weiss, David and Yudit Greenberg.
Thank you to the CFJFF committee members!
Harriet Weiss // David Greenberg // Dolores Indek // Jay Glick // Ken Davis // Laurence Richman // Randa Marder