Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival: 40 Films * 3 Weeks * 2 Thumbs Up

It’s time for ‘lights, camera, action’ as The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Sandler Center kicks off its much-anticipated Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival (BRJFF), which runs from March 4 – March 24, 2018.  Up from just one week during its inaugural year, this year’s BRJFF boasts three weeks of compelling, entertaining and thought-provoking films about people and cultures around the globe – all with a Jewish theme or connection.  Films – 33 features and 7 shorts – will be screened at Regal Shadowood 16 in Boca Raton from March 4-17 and the Movies of Delray from March 18-23. The Festival closes on March 24th in Zinman Hall on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s campus.  Select screenings include appearances by special guests, including directors, producers, subjects of documentaries, as well as facilitated discussions and “Q & A” sessions.  

 

“In this second annual festival year we are proud to present an unsurpassed line-up of outstanding films and speakers for your education and entertainment. We hope you leave the theater feeling as passionate about cutting-edge Jewish films as we do,” said Wendy Honig and Lesley Rich, BRJFF Artistic Director and BRJFF Program & Production Director, respectively.

 

To review the full 2018 Program Guide including dates, show times, a synopsis of each film, theater location and more, or to purchase tickets, please visit bocajff.org.  Tickets are also available by calling 561-558-2520 or by visiting the Levis JCC Sandler Center Box Office located at 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton.  Individual tickets are $13 and Festival Passes start at $325.00.

Fast Facts about the 2018 BRJFF Line-Up:

·      Films represent 17 countries

·      15 Palm Beach Premieres, 4 US Premieres, 1 International Premiere, 1 World Premiere

·      Number of Films in Each Category: 7 Shorts, 4 Comedies, 18 Features, 4 Thrillers, 11 Documentaries, 2 Women Series, 2 LGBTQ, 15 Israeli Films

 “Know Before You Show”:  

.        Regal Shadowood 16, 9889 Glades Rd., Boca Raton (March 4 – 17)

.        Movies of Delray, 7421 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (March 18 – 23)

.        Zinman Hall, on the campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton (March 24)

.        Ticket holders must be in their seats at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled film.  

.        There is limited handicapped seating available; must be requested when purchasing tickets.

.        Tickets ordered by phone can be picked up at the movie theater’s Customer Service Desk or at the Levis JCC Sandler Center 10:00 am –4:00 pm, M-F

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.        In the event of a sellout, a standby list will be created at the theater. 

.        Should a circumstance happen that is beyond the control of the Levis JCC or any of its partners, a film may be rescheduled or cancelled

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​All c​ell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off prior to the introduction of each film.

.        The use of cameras or cell phones to take pictures is strictly prohibited in the theater.