Family-Friendly Stories

Abulele

About the Film 

A boy forms a secret friendship with a mythical creature in this family-friendly, heart-warming tale of friendship and familial bonds, inspired by Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
96 minutes

Big Sonia

About the Film 

A diminutive Holocaust survivor with an indomitable spirit dispenses life lessons in this warm and affectionate winner of two prizes at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
93 minutes

The Children of Chance

About the Film 

In this family-friendly coming-of-age drama, replete with appealing performances by its young ensemble cast, a Jewish boy finds camaraderie and safety in the shelter of a children’s hospital in Nazi-occupied France.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
100 minutes

Fanny's Journey

About the Film 

A resourceful young girl leads 11 orphans through Nazi-occupied France in this coming-of-age, family friendly drama bristling with suspense and poignancy. Based on Fanny Ben-Ami’s autobiographical novel.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
94 minutes

Hanna's Sleeping Dogs

About the Film 

A young Catholic girl learns the truth about her identity in a 1960s provincial Austrian town still harboring prejudices from the past, in this tale based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Elisabeth Escher.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
120 minutes

On the Map

About the Film 

Demoralized after the Yom Kippur War and Munich massacre, Israel’s unforgettable upset win by the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team against the four-time Soviet champs, is exhilaratingly recounted.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
85 minutes

The Pickle Recipe

About the Film 

A cash-strapped party emcee and his devious uncle scheme to steal a secret recipe, in this genial family comedy with comedian Jon Dore, Oscarnominee David Paymer and Sex and the City actress Lynn Cohen.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

Restoring Tomorrow

About the Film 

The audacious renovation of a national treasure, the opulent 1929 Wilshire Boulevard Temple, home to the oldest Jewish congregation in LA, and now a center for Jewish life and social services for an ethnically diverse region, is recounted in this hopeful vision for new generations of LA’s Jewish community.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
76 minutes