Festival Film Schedule

The Sephardic Educational Center’s Film Festival kicks off with an unforgettable black-tie Gala at Paramount Pictures Studios, followed by a week of Sephardic themed films. Last year’s Film Festival provided an unusual abundance of Sephardic films to choose from! Below, you’ll find a brief description of each of the films we showed. Please contact us (email: info@secjerusalem.org) if you’d like to submit your film for consideration to be shown during our upcoming Film Festival beginning on November 5th, 2017.

The 2017 Film Festival schedule will be announced as we get closer to the event.

Sunday November 5th OPENING NIGHT

Showing Sunday November 5th OPENING NIGHT Paramount Pictures Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA Back to Casablanca (Israel, 2012,50 min.) Hebrew, French, Arabic with English Subtitles Israeli actor and director Ze'ev Revach was born in...

Thursday November 9th @ 7:30pm

Showing Thursday November 9th @ 7:30pm Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211 World Premiere Journey from Tunisia (USA ,2017)  31 min. Hebrew w/ English Subtitles This is a film of finding roots, the upheaval of centuries...

Sunday November 12th @ 5pm

Showing Sunday November 12th @ 5pm Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Los Angeles Premiere El Hara (Tunisia, France, 2016), 16 min., Short. French w/ English Subtitles For more than 700 years, thousands of Jews lived...

Tuesday November 7th @7:30pm

Showing Tuesday November 7th @ 7:30pm Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211 The Pirate Captain Toledano (U.S.A., 2017) 10 min., Short. English The first film set in the little-know world of Jewish piracy in the...

Wednesday November 8th @7:30pm

Showing Wednesday November 8th @ 7:30pm Laemmle Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Los Angeles Premiere Remember Baghdad (United Kingdom, 2016) 69 min. English and Hebrew, Arabic w/ English Subtitles Remember Baghdad is the...