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March 2019

9th Annual Carmel Jewish Festival – “Carl Laemmle”

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Carmel High School Center for the Performing Arts, 3600 Ocean Ave
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 United States

Documentary / United States Director: James L. Freedman 91 minutes English About the Film The extraordinary life story of the German Jewish immigrant credited with inventing the modern motion picture business. Creating Universal Pictures in 1912, Laemmle gave many Hollywood legends their starts. Under his leadership, Universal would become known for classic monster movies such as The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein, and Dracula. In 1936, Carl would go on to do something far more important than any movie or…

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9th Annual Carmel Jewish Festival – “Who Will Write Our History?”

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Carmel High School Center for the Performing Arts, 3600 Ocean Ave
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 United States

Documentary / United States Director: Roberta Grossma 90 minutes English About the Film In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name OynegShabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda, not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Ticket Prices General Admission Film Tickets - $12.00…

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9th Annual Carmel Jewish Festival – “Itzhak”

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Center for Spiritual Awakening, 522 Central Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States

Documentary / U.S.A., Israel Director: Alison Chernick 82 minutes English About the Film From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of life. The film is a portrait of musical virtuosity, seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and love. Ticket Prices General Admission Film Tickets - $12.00 Student & Military Film Tickets - $8.00 Reception Tickets valid for Mar 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 & 16 - $12.00…

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9th Annual Carmel Jewish Festival – “Picture of His Life”

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Irvine Auditorium, 460 Pierce St
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

Docudrama / U.S.A., Israel Director: Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir 75 minutes English About the Film Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all time. Fascinated by the most fearsome creatures on Earth, he has developed a unique approach that puts him face to face with his subjects, without any protection. Now, at the age of 65, he is about to face his ultimate challenge: to swim face to face unprotected with a polar bear. While he is…

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9th Annual Carmel Jewish Festival – “An Act of Defiance”

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Irvine Auditorium, 460 Pierce St
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

Drama / Netherlands Director: Jean Van de Velde 123 minutes English About the Film In this riveting historical drama, ten political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence from a South African court. Their defender: a young Jewish lawyer who may himself be complicit in their "crimes". Ticket Prices General Admission Film Tickets - $12.00 Student & Military Film Tickets - $8.00 Reception Tickets valid for Mar 2, 3,…

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9th Annual Carmel Jewish Festival – “A Night of Shorts”

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923 United States

Director: Keren Hantman About the Film Enjoy this evening of five short films, followed by a Q & A with film director Keren Hantman. Ticket Prices General Admission Film Tickets - $12.00 Student & Military Film Tickets - $8.00 Reception Tickets valid for Mar 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 & 16 - $12.00 Closing Night Reception March 17 - $24.00 Film tickets can be purchased without a reception ticket, BUT reception ticket holders are also required to have a film…

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9th Annual Carmel Jewish Festival – “A Bag of Marbles”

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lighthouse Cinemas, 525 Lighthouse Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States

Drama / France Director: Christian Duguay 110 minutes English subtitles About the Film The true story of two young Jewish brothers in German occupied France who, with a mind-boggling mix of mischievousness, courage and ingenuity, fend for themselves in order to survive the enemy invasion and try to bring their lost family back together. Ticket Prices General Admission Film Tickets - $12.00 Student & Military Film Tickets - $8.00 Reception Tickets valid for Mar 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 &…

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9th Annual Carmel Jewish Festival – “The Last Suit”

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923 United States

Drama / Argentina Director: Pablo Solarz 86 minutes English subtitles About the Film An aging tailor leaves his life in Argentina to embark on a journey back through time and halfway around the world in this bittersweet road movie that delivers a poignant message of the importance of family, friends, and honor. Ticket Prices General Admission Film Tickets - $12.00 Student & Military Film Tickets - $8.00 Reception Tickets valid for Mar 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 & 16 -…

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9th Annual Carmel Jewish Festival – “Shalom Bollywood”

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923 United States

Documentary / Australia Director: Danny Ben-Moshe 76 minutes English About the Film SHALOM BOLLYWOOD reveals the story of the 2000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world's largest film industry. An evening of Indian food and a journey through Bollywood with film, live classical and Bollywood dance, and entertainment. Closing Night ends with free dessert for all. Ticket Prices General Admission Film Tickets - $12.00 Student & Military Film Tickets - $8.00 Reception Tickets valid for…

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April 2019

23RD SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLOQUIUM: The Salesman (2017) by Asghar Farhadi

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CSUMB Student Center, 3116 Inter-Garrison Road Seaside, CA 93955
Seaside, CA 93955 United States
Free

This year's Social Justice Colloquium is a collaboration between the International Programs Office and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The topic of the 2019 Social Justice Colloquium will be on the country of Iran and on Iranian women. This event will link a wide range of academic programs in exploring the influence of filmmaking and documentaries in social justice movements in Iranian society. There will be two weeks of free events between April 8-18, 2019 which will…

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