Houston Jewish Film Festival

2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival

Thank you for a wonderful 2016 Festival! 

The Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival proudly continues its tradition of presenting an entertaining, thought-provoking and high-quality line-up comprised of the best Jewish and Israeli films from across the world. This year’s festival will provide you with your pick of documentaries, dramas, comedies, and musicals.

Full Schedule  |  Calendar at a Glance  |  Event Trailer  |  Ticket Info  |  Highlights  |  Films by Genre  |  Brochure  |  Locations  |  Sponsors 

2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival Trailer

Ticket Information 

Become a Patron of the ArtsIndividual Tickets
Prices vary. See film details for prices. 
Member price includes Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Member/Patron of the Arts/MFAH Film Buff/HMH Member/Students/Seniors 60+

Purchase Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Tickets 
Purchase Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Tickets 
Purchase Holocaust Museum Houston Tickets 

Festival Pass
$80 Member | $110 Public
$10 Discount for Students and Seniors
Festival and Patron Passes provide entry for films only at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
Patrons of the Arts and Festival Pass seats will be released 15 minutes prior to each film at the J. Make sure to arrive early to guarantee your seat.

Purchase a Festival Pass

Event Highlights 

The Man in the Wall

Check the full schedule for the complete line-up, descriptions, prices, trailers and more.  

Opening Night  | Saturday, March 5 

8:00 PM
The Man in the Wall

A psychological thriller with an independent film feel draws the audience into one woman's crisis and into her marriage until the very twisted end.

Catch the encore screening of The Man in the Wall Tuesday, March 15 at 5:00 PM.

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Everything is IlluminatedChair's Choice | Wednesday, March 9
7:30 PM
Everything Is Illuminated

A young man takes a strange and unexpectedly funny journey in search of a family heroine he’s never known in this screen adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.

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Sabena HijackingThursday, March 17
7:30 PM
Sabena Hijacking: My Version

Captivating, fast-paced, and utterly suspenseful, Sabena Hijacking: My Version recounts the dramatic events of May 8, 1972.

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Wedding DollSaturday, March 19
8:45 PM
Wedding Doll
Interactive skype session with actress Moran Rosenblatt follows the film.
Moran Rosenblatt (Apples from the Desert) won the Israeli Academy Award for her portrayal of an impossible dreamer who lives with her loving but overprotective mother in a Negev desert town.

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DoughClosing Night | Sunday, March 20
7:30 PM
Dough is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places. You’ll get a rise out of Dough!

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For more information about the Houston Jewish Film Festival, please contact Amy Rahmani at arahmani@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8197. 

Learn more about our other film programs.