Cinegogue Sessions Vol. 12–30th Anniversary of the ADA

Dear JFI Friends and Family,

In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. It ensured that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. JFI honors the 30th anniversary of this landmark act with six superb films focusing on people with disabilities. The screenings of these films at The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival throughout the years have been some of the most memorable and moving events in recent festival history and have included several guests with disabilities. We were fortunate enough to preserve their spirited q&a’s which we’ve included for you here along with the films themselves. Most recently JFI’s Cinegogue Summer Days program featured extensive use of ASL translation and Closed Captioning and we were honored to host a special virtual conversation with the creators and subjects of the hit Netflix film CRIP CAMP. Whether you’re revisiting these terrific films or watching them for the first time, they, along with their creators, subjects, and actors, continue to inspire.

Until next time.

Jay Rosenblatt, Program Director
Joshua Moore, Programmer
Margherita Ghetti, Next Wave Programmer


Bonus Video: Former board member Dan Wohlfeiler translates for guest Alejandra Manzo’s interview with Program Director Jay Rosenblatt

Click here to watch the interview from SFJFF30 and find streaming links for the film below.


Click here for a special message from co-directors of the film. Click below for the Cinegogue Session LIVE conversation, and find the streaming link below that!
Click video for the Cinegogue Sessions Live! q&a with filmmakers Jim Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham, subject and author Judy Heumann, and Bay Area Camp Tawonga alum Maya Herbsman.

DINA (SFJFF37 Centerpiece Documentary)

Enjoy this special message from non other than Dina herself!
Bonus q&a with Director Antonio Santini and subject Dina Buno at SFJFF37!

Keep the Change (SFJFF 37 Opening Night Film)

Click here for a special introduction and scroll below for streaming options!
Bonus q&a with Director Rachel Israel and actors Samantha Elisofon and Brandon Polansky

Click here to find streaming options for KEEP THE CHANGE (SFJFF37) through JFI On Demand.


Click here to find streaming options for LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM (SFJFF33) through JFI On Demand.

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