Boulder Jewish Film Festival: The Unorthodox - CANCELLED

Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 am
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Boedecker Theather
2590 Walnut St
Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail:

Due to the Boulder Jewish Film Festival cancellation, these are your options as a ticket holder: 

  • You can donate the cost of your ticket(s) to the Boulder JCC and the Dairy Arts Center. There is no need to contact the Boulder JCC or the Dairy if you choose to convert your ticket into a donation. All non-refunded tickets will be converted to donations after Friday, March 27. 

  • You can request a refund by contacting the Hartman Box Office at the Dairy at (303) 444-7328 or at by Friday, March 27, 2020.


A populist political movement is born of one Sephardic man’s growing discontent with discrimination in this lively, insightful comic drama loosely based on the founding of Israel’s Shas party in 1986. Israel’s legendary Orthodox actor Shuli Rand plays the fictive firebrand who stumbles into politics out of frustration with the Sephardim’s second-class status. Fueled by moral outrage, this common man (think Jimmy Stewart in a kippah) makes many amusing missteps as he gradually discovers his capacity for leadership. A powerful performance, bouncy score, and witty script make this historical fiction more fun than it has a right to be.

Winner of Best Feature Film at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

Directed by Eliran Malka
99 Minutes
In Hebrew with English Subtitles
Israel: 2019