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Fresno Jewish Film Series 2021-22

Watch the film of the month, any time during the month, at your leisure.

Although difficult, our collective responsibility has been to commit to do what is in the best interest of the Fresno Jewish Film Series fans. From October to December we will continue to provide you with films that can be found on Kanopy.com. We will continue to meet once a month on Zoom for the film discussions. These past eighteen months have been challenging and many of us are now familiar with using Zoom. We communicate with our families, our friends, conduct committee meetings and work from home, all online. Some of us have started virtual book clubs, have attended life cycle events and shared our culinary skills with our friends and have reaped the benefits of how technology has kept us in touch with each other. 

 

How we choose our films. 
Our committee meets multiple times from May to August. Each member submits their choice of films, distributor and distribution fees. We then either meet at the home of a member to enjoy a potluck meal and films, but since the pandemic we've viewed films independently. We each personally review the films and then begin the process of narrowing down the choices. With the onset of the pandemic, we needed to find an online venue that would be free of fees and decide that Kanopy.com was the best venue for many of our loyal fans and so we continue this process until December when we will assess how to proceed with the rest of the season. 

 

Beginning this month, October, we provide you with a brand new Kanopy schedule of films that you can watch throughout the month at your convenience. You'll find all the trailers and links on our Trailer page as well as the links to join our film discussions on Zoom. 

We would like to thank each and everyone of you for your ongoing support. Please invite friends and family to join us.

 

Fresno Jewish Film Series Committee

1. How to watch this season's films on Fresno Jewish Films site. 

SIGN UP FOR A LIBRARY CARD OR IF YOU HAVE A LIBRARY CARD BUT NO PIN CLICK THE ICON HERE

2. Set up an account with Kanopy

GET FREE ACCESS TO THOUSANDS OF MOVIES WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD.  YOU WILL NEED YOUR CARD AND PIN 

 

3. Watch film trailers and the monthly film

Post-war prejudice, falling in love with the enemy, Jewish monkey business, healing the wounds of war, reconnecting with estranged family, exploring American Jewish culture, the pain of accepting life changes, a polio survivor who becomes one of the most famous violinists, children disrupting the belief systems of their adult caretakers and an Ethiopian Jewish identity search. View the trailers, watch the films at your leisure .

4. Join our Zoom film discussions every second Saturday of the month

Every month you'll receive our email with a reminder for the film of the month as well as an invitation to join the monthly discussions on Zoom. To make sure that you receive our meeting updates, subscribe to our email. Click below. 

 

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for answers to some typical questions.

FAQ'S