Event Schedule

Join us for the return of the Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival from November 2-6, 2022 at The New Vic Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. All Access Pass Holders granted early admission to all shows. Individual tickets on sale before each film at The New Vic only. End times approximate.

Nov

2 2022

SBJFF Kickoff Reception & Toast

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

Join us as we toast the opening of the Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival.

Nov

2 2022

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Song, a Journey + Special Guest

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

This feature-length documentary explores the life of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his…

Nov

3 2022

Coffee and Bagels

9:15AM - 10:00AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

Enjoy coffee and bagels from Jack's Bagels before the first film begins.

Nov

3 2022

Everybody's Sons

10:00AM - 10:55AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

This touching and heart-affecting Israeli film tells the story of three lone soldiers from the Golani Brigade who wer…

Nov

3 2022

Documentary Shorts Program

12:00PM - 1:40PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

BY HIS WILL
Directed by Uriel Torten
Israel / 15 mins

SPACE TORAH
Directed by Rachel Raz
USA / 24 mins

PSAGOT RAMAL…

Nov

3 2022

The Man in the Basement

2:30PM - 4:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

In this taut psychological thriller, a benign real estate deal becomes a sinister standoff between a bourgeois French…

Nov

3 2022

Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life + Special Panel

5:00PM - 6:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life documents a community’s response to hate and antisemitism in the…

Nov

3 2022

The Dinner

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Emma and Gregory, Russian immigrants, are having a hard time adapting in Israel. They cross paths with Alon, an amate…

Nov

4 2022

Coffee and Bagels

9:15AM - 10:00AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

Enjoy coffee and bagels from Jack's Bagels before the first film begins.

Nov

4 2022

Plan A

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

PLAN A is based on the incredible true story of the Avengers. A group of Jewish vigilantes, men and women, who after …

Nov

4 2022

Wet Dog

1:00PM - 2:45PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Soheil is 15, when his Jewish-Iranian family moves to Wedding, one of Berlin’s multicultural, mostly Muslim, neighb…

Nov

4 2022

Love and Mazel Tov

3:30PM - 5:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Anne Braun is a young German Gentile woman with a crush on Judaism. She owns a bookstore in Munich specializing in Je…

Nov

5 2022

The Jews and The Blues + Special Performance

6:30PM - 7:45PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Jews and the Blues is a musical journey that along the way becomes something much more; created by Drew Stone, a d…

Nov

6 2022

Coffee and Bagels

9:15AM - 10:00AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

Enjoy coffee and bagels from Jack's Bagels before the first film begins.

Nov

6 2022

Jews of the Wild West

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Western Jewish pioneers, those of the silver screen and real life, are a largely forgotten chapter in US history. And…

Nov

6 2022

The Jewish Jail Lady and The Holy Thief + Guest Panel

1:00PM - 2:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

An ex-con turned Rabbi. A nice Jewish girl who liked bad boys.

How can two individuals who hurt so many people and m…

Nov

6 2022

Farewell, Mr. Haffmann

3:00PM - 5:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Legendary French actor Daniel Auteuil stars as Joseph Haffmann, the owner and gifted jeweler of a humble shop in Pari…

Nov

6 2022

The Tiger Within + Awards

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The unlikely friendship between Samuel, an elderly, lonely Holocaust survivor, and Casey, an angry 14-year-old runawa…