Sponsored by Temple Beth El of Williamsburg, Virginia
Opening Weekend: Saturday. November 5, 2022, and Sunday, November 6, 2022
Winter Series: January 29, March 5, and March 26, 2023
This year marks our 22nd anniversary and we will strive to use the power of film to entertain, educate and connect our audiences to issues related to Jewish life in the U.S., Israel, and around the world.
We hope you will save the weekend of November 5 and 6 for our Opening Weekend. We are returning to in-person screening in the comfortable Williamsburg Regional Library Theater. Attendees will be encouraged to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. There will be no charge to see any of the films. Lite snacks and beverages will be provided at all films.
The Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival depends on the generosity of our patrons to cover our expenses.
Please join us now to ensure that the Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival can continue with its mission to make this year’s festival a reality. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
We are pleased to announce the following films for our Opening Weekend at:
Williamsburg Regional Library Theater
515 Scotland Street., Williamsburg, VA
One More Story
Saturday, 11/5/22 7:00 PM
Saturday night offers an Israeli romantic comedy to mark our, if still tenuous, emergence from the dark days of the Pandemic. One More Story follows the unintended consequences of an ambitious young journalist’s attempt to launch her career through the exploitation of a friend to gather material for a story about the online dating scene, and, perhaps, at the same time allow him to find true love. The shy and retiring friend agrees to go on 30 dates over 30 days, with a different woman each evening. What could go wrong?
Sunday, 11/6/22 2:00 PM
Sunday’s matinee, Berenshtein, is a true-life thriller narrated by the last surviving great partisan leader from World War II. Berenshtein led his partly Jewish band of guerrillas in fierce struggles in Ukraine and elsewhere to sabotage German train transports and, critically, pinpoint for Allied bombers the site of Hitler’s V-2 doomsday missiles. Some events are reenacted, and the narrator is filmed revisiting today places where he fought. But the struggle was also personal: showing how despite tragedy and atrocities he was able to retain his values as a human being.
Winter Series films have been scheduled! Click here to view the schedule.
We greatly appreciate your support and the loyalty of our audiences. Please help us continue to bring this wealth of Jewish culture to Williamsburg by completing the enclosed form and returning it with your donation by Monday, October 24.
Donations can also be made on-line at tbewilliamsburg.org/donate/ on the Donation Form Page, select Film Festival as the Reason for Donation.
The Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival Committee
Neil Portnoff, chair, Diana Freedman, Helene Goldsman, Fred Levy,
Lois Manes, David Rottman, Lois Ullman, Robert Winsor