131 Days, 50+ Films, Infinite Opportunity to Explore the Jewish Film Experience

Boca Raton, FL (January 2020) – Levis JCC’s Sandler Center announces its 2021 Virtual Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival (BRJFF), kicking off Jan. 5 through May 16, 2021, giving film aficionados the flexibility and convenience to explore over 50 Jewish-themed films from around the world ranging from historical dramas to documentaries—all from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Additionally, the 2021 Virtual Festival will include insightful Q&A webinars with filmmakers, cast members, and community lecturers, as well as the opportunity to view the film up to 72 hours after its scheduled time. “While we are still unable to host our community of film enthusiasts in local theaters, we now have the unique opportunity to present more films than ever, all while expanding our reach far beyond county lines,” said Wendy Honig BRJFF Artistic Director.

The Festival’s opening film STAND! is a Florida premiere and will screen on Jan. 5 beginning at 12 am EST and will close on Jan. 7 with a virtual cast party at 7pm EST. STAND! uses history as a metaphor for a current world of nativism and discrimination. It leaves the viewer with a renewed understanding of what it means to be a citizen in a diverse democracy, with an inspiring message delivered in song. STAND! stars Marshall Williams (Glee, How to Build a Better Boy – Disney), Laura Slade Wiggins (Shameless, Nancy Drew & the Hidden Staircase), Gregg Henry (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Scandal”) and newcomer, Lisa Bell.

Other not-to-be-missed films include the US Premiere of Love It Was Not (Jan. 8-14), the tragic and unbelievable love story between Helena, a young Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, and the Austrian SS officer Franz Wunsch; Maverick Modigliani (Feb. 14-16), a documentary chronicling Modigliani’s short and tormented life and journey to later become one of the most highly rated and copied artists in the world; Asia (Feb. 23-25), a film about motherhood, sacrifice, and love. Asia stars Shira Haas, star of Netflix’s Unorthodox and winner of the Best Actress Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020. A full program guide including dates, showtimes, trailers, a synopsis of each film, and Q&A’s are available on http://bocaff.org/.

“Our strong relationship with the film industry has allowed us to present our patrons with a high-quality line-up of films and speakers year after year, in turn, we are able to continue to inspire, educate and connect with our community year after year,” said Lesley Rich, BRJFF Program & Production Director.
Individual tickets range from $4.99-$12 and film pass packages range from $59-$299 (prices are per household); tickets and packages are available for purchase online at bocajff.org. Movie rentals can be enjoyed on various platforms by downloading the Eventive TV app which is available on Apple TV, Roku, Firestick, Chromecast among others.
For more information on film passes and packages, or how to stream from various devices, contact Lisa Barash at lisab@bocafed.org or call 561-558-2514. The Levis JCC Sandler Center is located at 21050 95th Avenue S. in Boca Raton.

About the Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival
The mission of the Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival is to provide the newest, most stimulating and thought-provoking films that encourage audiences to expand their awareness and understanding of the Jewish world and engage in dialogue to explore the many diverse perspectives portrayed by the films presented.

About the Levis JCC Sandler Center
The Levis JCC’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, which highlights renowned talent from artists and actors to authors and so much more, gives adults of all ages and faiths an opportunity to connect with others who share similar interests in continuing education, travel and social events. Learn more at levisjcc.org/culture.

About the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center promotes and enhances Jewish culture, heritage and values through educational, spiritual, social, wellness and recreational programs for individuals of all ages. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a Resale Boutique for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.