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In Loving Memory of
We are devastated by the loss of the beloved,
intrepid Supreme Court Justice.
May her memory be a blessing.

We will honor her legacy and pay her tribute
a Q&A Webinar with JULIE COHEN, acclaimed director of the Academy Award nominated sensation, “RBG”

Thursday, September 24, 2020
5:00 pm PDT (8 pm EDT)

This webinar is FREE but reservations are required

The demand is very high for this program. Registration is on a first come first served basis. If we have reached capacity on zoom, you can watch us at the same time on Facebook Live:
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Join LAJFF and fans everywhere for a virtual discussion with acclaimed filmmaker Julie Cohen, co-director of the inspiring, Academy Award nominated documentary, “RBG.” She will share an insider’s view of one of the most influential women who ever lived, the heroic Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her journey in the making of this film that became a worldwide sensation.

Julie Cohen and co-director, Betsy West were nominated for a 2019 Academy Award in the Best Documentary (Feature) category for their work on “RBG”. The duo were among Variety‘s 2018 Women’s Impact Report honorees. Cohen, a NY Emmy Award-winner has directed eight feature documentaries including “The Sturgeon Queens,” winner of Best Documentary at LAJFF 2014. Cohen and West are currently working on the upcoming documentary, “Julia,” a chronicle of the life of Julia Child.

If you have not seen the film, it is available to stream anytime before or after the Q&A on Hulu, Amazon Prime and other platforms.
Click on picture to play the film’s trailer

In partnership with


LAJFF made history with this superb Q&A panel with activists and speakers from the film SHARED LEGACIES who came together to discuss the African American-Jewish relationship during the civil rights era and NOW! It included Dr. Shari Rogers, Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Gina Belafonte, Dr. Susannah Heschel, Sherry Frank, moderated by Dr. Michael Berenbaum.

Watch by clicking this picture.

Directed by Dr. Shari Rogers

In honor of “good trouble” Congressman John Lewis
and Rev. C.T. Vivian

SHARED LEGACIES is a moving tribute to the historic partnership between Jews and African Americans during the long history of the civil rights struggle in America. It begins with the founding of the NAACP in 1909 and showcases the bigotry and segregation that both groups have faced. There are narrations and testimonies from Holocaust survivors, leaders, and advocates such as U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Rev. C.T. Vivian and Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Martin Luther King’s confidants, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, actor/activist Harry Belafonte and daughter Gina Belafonte, Dr. Susannah Heschel, daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel,  members of the King family, and many others.
SHARED LEGACIES contends with profound issues of antisemitism and systemic racism that engulf us in the current national crisis and pursues the aspiration of Dr. King to create a “coalition of conscience.”

Documentary | 95 min | USA | 2020
Courtesy of Spill the Honey and Menemsha Films

Congratulations to MARIA SCHRADER,
on her Emmy nomination and for the 8 Emmy nominations for the
Netflix series,

You can watch the conversation with Ms. Schrader here now! Click the image below.

or on Facebook at:

Sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
In partnership with the Jewish Journal, Goethe-Institut LA, Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V.

Watch it here on Facebook Live
“A Conversation with Actress

as she talks about her career and starring role as Golda Meir 

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RIP Carl Reiner, the legend!

You were a friend and honoree of LAJFF. We will never forget your wit and wisdom!

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Read the article and watch interviews on “Heading Home” below posted by JooTube.

Listen to post film Q&A with ballplayer Cody Decker and Greg Laemmle, owner of Laemmle Theatres.

2019 PRINT SOURCE LIST(click here)


Pictures courtesy of LA Jewish Film Festival and Todd Felderstein

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In the news!

Please enjoy the festival’s trailer below.

LAJFF Trailer from Digimoric productions onVimeo.
(Directed by Claudia Sobral, edited by Giovanni Moriconi)