Festival Film Schedule

Throughout the week following our Film Festival Opening Night Gala, we featured films at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. The year of our 13th Film Festival provided an abundance of Sephardic films to choose from! We hope our final selections were as impactful to you as they were to our screeners. Below, you’ll find a brief description of each of the films we showed. Please contact us if you’d like to know how your film can be premiered at our next Film Festival.

7:30pm Encirclements (“Hakafot”)

Encirclements (“Hakafot”) Israel, 2015 (98 min Hebrew with English Subtitles     Thirteen-year old Aharon Ninio, the only child of parents who are unable to conceive again, is determined to win the honor of carrying the main Torah scroll on Simhat Torah. The...

7:30pm Child Mother

Child Mother Israel, 2016 (90 min) Hebrew, Moroccan and Yemeni Arabic with English subtitles (Documentary)   “Child Mother” introduces us to the personal histories of now elderly women born in Morocco and Yemen who were forced to become child brides. The memories...

10:00pm In Search of Israeli Cuisine

In Search of Israeli Cuisine U.S.A. 2016 (100 min) English (Documentary)   The film’s chef/guide is Michael Solomonov, a James Beard Award winning chef and co-owner of acclaimed Zahav in Philadelphia. Mike was born in Israel and grew up in Pittsburgh and is...