Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 6:30pm



6:30pm: Kishon
Ephraim Kishon was one of Israel's great writers who defined the Israeli essence through his work. The film uses animation to 'bring back to life' Kishon's persona.

8:30pm: Centerpiece Event - Standing Up
An Egyptian lawyer, a couch-surfing custodian and an Orthodox Jew walk into a comedy club in this documentary that captures the devastating lows and exhilarating highs of their journey.

Come meet the producers, the director, Jonathan Miller, and the three aspiring comedians featured in the film: David Finklestein, who risks expulsion from his ultra-Orthodox Jewish community with every performance; Sara Parks, who moved to New York to become a star, but is barely scraping by; and Raafat Toss, a successful lawyer bored with his career and now finally ready to follow his passion.