Jacksonville Jewish Film Festival

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Sunday, November 13
Very Semi Serious — 10 a.m.
This documentary, produced by Jacksonville’s own Leah Wolchok, gives the viewer an intimate glimpse of the process behind the New Yorker’s iconic cartoons. The film follows cartoon editor Bob Mankoff as he makes his way through hundreds of weekly submissions and pitches.
Wedding Doll — 1 p.m.
This film tells the story of Hagit, who finds her escape creating bridal gowns and dolls out of leftover materials from the toilet paper factory where she works. With the factory closing, Hagit’s life is shaken and her story is jeopardized.
In Search of Israeli Cuisine — 6 p.m. 
Drawn from the over 100 cultures that make up Israel today, this film is a portrait of the unique food traditions that have been cultivated over the last 30 years, making Israel one of the hottest international food scenes.

Monday, November 14
Partner with the Enemy — 7 p.m. 
Two women, one Israeli and one Palestinian, join to build a business and fight against social and family pressures. Can the bond between these two women overcome the impossible?

Tuesday, November 15
Once in a Lifetime — 7 p.m. 
Based on a true story, a dedicated high school history teacher motivates her class of distracted students with a national history contest on children and teenage victims of the Nazi Regime.

Wednesday, November 16
Rabin in His Own Words — 7 p.m.
A detailed autobiography of sorts about the founder of the State of Israel, told entirely in Rabin’s own voice through rare archival footage, home films and private letters.

Thursday, November 17
For the Love of Spock — 7 p.m.
This documentary, narrated by Zachary Quinto, highlights the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, and Leonard Nimoy’s 50 years playing the beloved character.

*Films are subject to change.
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