Sonoma County’s Jewish Film Festival begins Oct. 5

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The 21st annual Jewish Film Festival presented by the Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County is set to begin Oct. 5, with events running through Dec. 4. All festival screenings take place at the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol.

The opening night offering is “Wounded Land,” an Israeli drama about the aftermath of a terror attack. Other films include “Once in a Lifetime” a French film about teaching the Holocaust to inner-city students; “East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem,” about Israeli musician David Broza’s collaboration between Israeli and Palestinian artists; and the Hungarian Holocaust-themed “Fever at Dawn.”

The festival concludes Dec. 4 with “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” a documentary about the cross-cultural food scene in Israeli. The film will be followed by an Israeli feast prepared by chef Meekk Shelef at the Sonoma Wine Shop in Sebastopol.

For tickets and information: (707) 528-4222 or