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SLO Jewish Film Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Posted at 3:31 PM, Jan 02, 2020

The San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend.

The festival hosts a variety of narrative, documentary and short films from around the world celebrating Jewish culture.

The weekend festival starts Saturday with a welcoming reception at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art on Broad Street. Film makers and audience members can meet each other while tasting local wines and food.

After that, people can head over to the Palm Theater for movie screenings. They'll be playing "Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream."

On Sunday, the Jewish Film Festival will be playing "Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana" and a student made short film called "The Lightening Man" by Jonathan Goetzman.

Later in the afternoon, they'll take a break, toast a glass of wine and talk about the movies.

To finish it off, Latter Day Jew, H. Alan Scott will share his stories. Scott is a gay man who is a former Mormon, converted Jew, cancer survivor, and writer-comedian finds his spiritual path and prepares for his bar mitzvah.

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