Cinegogue Sessions Vol. 6 — Hoop Dreamers

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Still image from THE BASKETBALL GAME (SFJFF32)

Dear JFI Friends and Family,

In honor of what would now be NBA Playoff Basketball time, we present this week’s specially curated basketball themed program Hoop Dreamers. More than just stories about hoops, these three poignant films use the great game of basketball as a catalyst for self identity and achievement. Whether it’s the collective power of healing a nation, healing one’s self, or healing those in need, the power of sports can bring people together in a powerful way that transcends the barriers and differences between us. Join us courtside, er… living room side for the tip-off!

Until next week.

Jay Rosenblatt, Program Director

Joshua Moore, Programmer

Margherita Ghetti, Next Wave Programmer

On The Map (SFJFF36)

Click here to watch a special introduction from filmmaker Dani Menkin!

Check out where to stream On The Map at JFI On Demand!

Click to watch the Q&A from SFJFF36 with On The Map filmmakers!

Even MORE special footage! Click the video below to watch ON THE MAP’s Big Reunion!

Highlights include:

15:40- 17:51 | Producer Nancy Spielberg discusses how this inspirational sports story still appeals to people unfamiliar with Israeli basketball.

45:17–49:29 | Maccabi Tel Aviv star Tal Brody speaks about the realities facing the Israeli team both on and off the court during the turbulent time post Munich Olympics.

Even MORE special footage! Click this video to watch ON THE MAP’s Big Reunion!

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw (SFJFF 2015)

Click here for a special powerful video message from filmmaker Rick Goldsmith

Click here to see streaming options for Mind/Game through JFI On Demand!

The Basketball Game (SFJFF32)

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