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Fresno Jewish Film Series 2021-22

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

The Fresno Jewish Film Series Committee proudly announces another successful year for the 2021-2022 season.  Though the pandemic forced us to transition online for a second year, it enabled us to expand our audience to the greater Jewish and non-Jewish community.  We watched nine incredible movies and held insightful and thoughtful discussions online.  Like many other Film Series around the world, we resorted to an online video streaming service.  We used Kanopy.com because it is a free on-demand streaming video platform provided by public libraries and universities. Its accessibility allowed us to have participants tune into our Zoom discussions from both the Los Angeles area and the Bay Area. 

We were fortunate to have shown three in-person films.  We opened and ended our season with an outdoor BBQ dinner and served an Italian cuisine with the second to last film.  Having dinner before the films allowed us to develop a comfortable social setting and mingle with our friends whom we have seen for the past two years on Zoom.  We had such positive feedback that we have decided to continue to serve a dinner for every film showing in-person for this upcoming season.  Our dinner theme will be a Jewish cuisine drawn from different cultures, such as the Ashkenazi and Sephardic traditions. 

As we move forward to the 2022-23 season and celebrate our 20th year, we will continue to offer films both on Kanopy and in-person. Beginning in late summer we will provide you with a brand new schedule of films and their venues. 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