We are excited to announce the dates of this year’s Virtual Mobile Jewish Film Festival! We hope you will join us in viewing seven of the best Jewish cinema and programming from the comfort of your own home.This year’s Film Festival is expanding and reaching a larger audience than ever in our 20 years! Partnered with Federations from Huntsville and Pensacola, we are proud to bring you an array of relevant programming to accompany the films from each of our Federations. You will be able to purchase full passes, sponsorships and tickets to our film lineup online through our virtual platform Elevent.
Rickie Voit & Barry Silverman
Co-Chairs, Mobile Jewish Film Festival
The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross, The Reader), a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Bert’s love for Margaret (Freya Mavor), an Englishwoman, carries him through and he wins over even his harshest opponents by winning the 1956 FA Cup Final, playing on with a broken neck to secure victory. But fate will soon twist the knife for Bert and Margaret when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test.
When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck (Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann) accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or the constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, on and off-stage alike. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert? With the first glimmer of hope, however, the political opponents of the orchestra show them how strong they are.
Sponsored by: Pensacola Jewish Federation
Special Guests: Dr. Victoria Adamenko, Doctorate of Musicology and Dr. Leonid Yankovskiy, Professor and Director of Strings and Orchestra, UWF will lead a pre-recorded discussion following the film.
THE PICTURE OF HIS LIFE
Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all times. 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. He swam with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas and with great white sharks but one major predator has always eluded him, the Polar bear. He tried before and barely escaped, but now, as he nears the end of his career, he is determined to give it one last shot. As the journey unfolds, Amos contemplates the series of unspoken events that drove him here, to the end of the world. It has been a long and painful journey, after serving in an Elite Commando unit and witnessing the horrors of war, but where others find fear, Amos finds redemption.
HERE WE ARE