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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.