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SLO Jewish Film Festival goes virtual with live movie screenings

Posted at 11:57 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 01:49:17-05

The 2021 San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival is going virtual this year.

Organizers are planning to screen three movies with the theme diversity and harmony.

Each film conveys a positive message of understanding through storytelling.

"We are delighted to continue the SLO Jewish Film Festival’s tradition in this new format. It has enabled us to expand programming, develop collaborations and outreach in new directions,” said Co-Director Lauren Bandari.

This year's film festival will last three weeks.

Attendees can watch the films live, online with the filmmaker, and a community chat room has been set up where people can share film reviews and discuss live events.

Live events are happening each Thursday at 7:00 p.m.:

January 7 - Opening Night Concert with violinist, Brynn Albanese, the SLO Symphony, and Jazz guitarist, Adam Levine.

January 14 – Members of the GALA Pride and Diversity Center will discuss the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ and Jewish Life.

January 21 – A Local Filmmaker Forum with Randi Barros, Tom Walters, and Jody Belsher will explore the challenges and opportunities for indie filmmakers in the time of Covid.

January 28 – Closing Night Roundtable with Rabbi Micah Hyman and guest rabbis sharing the importance of Commandment 613, the directive to perform acts of kindness and selflessness.

For more information on the festival, click here.