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About the Film 
Tenacious ultra-Orthodox women challenge the status quo of their patriarchal community to create New York’s first all-female ambulance corps, resulting in an ideological tug of war with the observant men in their Borough Park enclave, in this rousing story of female empowerment and cultural disruption.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
85 minutes

1938 Different

About the Film 
Roughly eighty years after restrictive racial laws against Italy’s Jewish community were enacted, which stripped non-Aryans of their livelihoods and civil rights, comes an unsettling new read on the role of mass media and propaganda in one of humankind’s most tragic episodes, as radical right parties today gain legitimacy worldwide.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
62 minutes

The Accountant of Auschwitz

About the Film 

As a new generation of investigators seeks to atone for past sins and test the limits of international law and historical reconciliation, this reconstruction of the controversial war crimes trial of an elderly former Auschwitz guard raises thorny moral and legal questions over his complicity and fitness to stand trial.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
78 minutes

Alt-Right: Age of Rage

About the Film 
A captivating and terrifying wakeup call, this hard-hitting exposé reveals the polar extremes of an America at bitter odds with itself, as it takes a bone-chilling dive into an ideological maelstrom to chart the rise and ugly underbelly of white nationalism and the countervailing voices it has inspired.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
106 minutes

Carbon

About the Film 
An action-packed gangster thriller based on the Carbon Connection scandal of 2008-2009, the most lucrative crime in modern French history, this riveting true story of one desperate man’s downward spiral through the gyrations of illicit high-end deal making leading to betrayal and murder, co-stars Benoît Magimel and Gérard Depardieu.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
104 minutes

Carl Laemmle

About the Film 
One of the most powerful moguls of Hollywood’s Golden Era, and an unsung Jewish-American hero who saved over 300 Jewish families from the Holocaust, finally gets his due in this captivating biography of a German-born immigrant who began in the garment trade, and went on to found Universal Pictures, helping to establish Hollywood as the world’s movie capital.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
91 minutes

Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

About the Film 
Canadian funnymen and best friends return to their hometown to explore their heritage by eating their way across the city, in this charming and jocular nosh-umentary, a warm-hearted, affectionate tour of Montreal eateries with a pair of hilarious and hungry guides with a bottomless appetite for great food and witty conversation.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
62 minutes

City of Joel

About the Film 
As a microcosm of a divided nation, small-town politics and ancient tradition collide, in this absorbing account of a high-profile turf war between an ultra-Orthodox community and its neighbors in rural upstate New York, in which the constitutional right to practice religion may upend the balance of political power.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
84 minutes

The City Without Jews

About the Film 
An eerily prophetic 1920s satire depicting economic and cultural ruin following Vienna’s exile of its Jewish population, a fictional dystopia soon to be realized, is the foundation of this rediscovered and newly restored silent gem of Austrian cinema, based on Jewish writer and journalist Hugo Bettauer’s eponymous novel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
80 minutes

The Dive

About the Film 
Three fractious Israeli brothers clashing over conflicting life choices and patriotic expectations, must bypass their differences to fulfill their late father’s dying wish, in this sober, darkly comic drama reflecting the personal toll of a testosterone-fueled country caught in perpetual conflict, a Best Israeli Feature that swept four Jerusalem Film Festival awards.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
91 minutes

Echo

About the Film 
Suspecting that his wife is cheating on him, a man heads down a rabbit hole of extreme measures, in this sophisticated, gripping Israeli psychological drama, a somber meditation on the intersection between love and obsession, and the fateful damage of words unheard or unsaid, nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards including Best Actor.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
98 minutes

Enemies, A Love Story

About the Film 
In this soulful, brilliantly acted adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s tragicomic novel, nominated for three Academy Awards, featuring nostalgic scenes of bustling midcentury New York City and a period pop and klezmer soundtrack, an enigmatic Holocaust survivor navigates romantic entanglements in postwar America.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

About the Film 
This modern fairy tale blurs the lines of fantasy and reality, to illuminate the compulsive creativity behind the vibrant and colorful renowned Israeli writer and humorist, with animations of Keret’s stories, reenactments of events from his life, and interviews with family, friends and colleagues.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
67 minutes

Family in Transition

About the Film 
This deeply intimate and sympathetic examination of identity, tolerance and transcendent love focuses on a close-knit Israeli family grappling with gender transition—the husband desiring to become a woman—in the face of vilification by their conservative northern Israeli town, and even by some friends and relatives.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
70 minutes

Fig Tree

About the Film 

In this unflinching, coming-of-age drama, nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, a Jewish teen attempts to save those she loves and navigate her own fate in war-torn Ethiopia, where young men are scooped off the street and conscripted into the army against their will.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
93 minutes

A Fortunate Man

About the Film 

Seeking to reject his strict religious upbringing and fulfill his dreams, a pastor’s ambitious son hopes to wed into a wealthy Jewish family and find success in 19th century Copenhagen, in this sweeping romance from Danish Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bille August.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
167 minutes

Friedkin Uncut

About the Film 
One of the 1970s’ leading directors, whose oeuvre includes The Exorcist, Cruising and The French Connection, a best picture and director Oscar winner, the eccentric and inquisitive William Friedkin deconstructs his no-nonsense, savvy storyteller reputation, his inimitable provocative, profane, candid and often wickedly funny demeanor fully on view.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
107 minutes

The Frisco Kid

About the Film 
In one of Hollywood’s most unusual pairings, Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford co-star as a Polish rabbi and gunslinging outlaw traveling the Wild West, in this offbeat buddy adventure and Western comedy, a bighearted folktale now considered an essential Jewish movie for its delicate blend of ethnic humor, religious sensitivity and winning performances.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

Gloomy Sunday

About the Film 
Finding themselves mired in wartime intrigue, the erotic entanglements of three lovers at a chic 1930s Budapest café are upended as the Holocaust engulfs Hungary, in this intricate time-jumping love story, a newly crowned classic of Jewish cinema based on Nick Barkow’s bestselling novel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
112 minutes

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