Feel-Good Film Festival Program

Sunday, June 6 7:30-8:30pm PDT

Opening Night ‘Live’ Stand-Up Comedy Event
Join the VIJFF ‘live’ for an evening of comedy, noshing and laughter!
Hosted by:
Ophira Eisenberg – host of NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy-trivia show Ask Me Another where she interviews and plays silly games with celebrity guests.
The El-Salomons – a married Jewish-Palestinian lesbian comedy couple who after years of performing solo decided to add yet another challenge to their relationship: A duo act!
Jon Fisch – who is one of only a handful of comedians appearing on both The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Shawn Pelofsky – one out of only ten Jews in her hometown of Oklahoma. She now resides in Los Angeles and can be seen performing regularly at The World Famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard.

Sunday, June 6 to Thursday, June 10

Viewing window opens at 8:30pm Sunday, June 6. After the film becomes available you will have 72 hours to start watching. Once you begin watching, you will have 24 hours to finish watching.

Kiss Me Kosher | Israel & Germany
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When Shira and Maria set out to begin a new life together in Tel Aviv everything is more complicated than they bargained for. This energetic German/Israeli romantic comedy touches on a host of issues in current Israeli society, leaving us with plenty to ponder and lots of laughter.

Bukra Fil Mish-Mish | Israel & France
Family Secrets and the untold history of animation are uncovered in Tal Michael’s illuminating, award winning documentary. When Didier Frenkel was exploring the basement of his late uncles’ shared home, the last thing he expected was to uncover a key link in cinema’s history. Unbeknownst to Didier, his uncles, Frenkel brothers, were pioneering creators of extraordinary Egyptian animation reminiscent of the early works of Walt Disney.

A Matter of Size | Israel, Germany & France
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This Israeli film is a warm-hearted romantic comedy that deals with body image. It follows the exploits of a tight-knit group of friends who share the frustrations involved with society’s view of one’s physical size. If you thought that sumo wrestling could never fit into the Israeli pastime, think again! Now, upward and outward.