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Shoah: Four Sisters

About the Film 
Built mainly from unused footage from his landmark 1985 documentary Shoah, this last chapter in filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s decades-long journey to chronicle the Holocaust, presents the extended, searing testimonies of four incisive and articulate Eastern European women survivors bravely revisiting their tragedies in vivid detail.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
273 minutes

The Tale

About the Film 
A globetrotting journalist reckons with her childhood sexual abuse, in this autobiographical drama, a searing excavation of distorted memory and suppressed trauma, with Laura Dern in a career-defining role in which she slowly unravels the horrid truth about the monstrous abuse she internalized for so long.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
114 minutes

To Dust

About the Film 
A grief-stricken Hasidic widower enlists an unwitting and incredulous biology professor (Matthew Broderick), in an obsessive quest to make peace with his loss and grasp the mortality of the flesh, in this perversely charming, dark buddy comedy and inquiry into the spiritual and scientific dimensions of death.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

To the Ends of the Earth: The Jews of San Diego

About the Film 
From dusty pueblo to vibrant metropolis, this is a colorful, lively journey through over 160 years of Jewish heritage in the American Southwest, with San Diego’s growth recalled by an eclectic mix of interviewees, including rabbis, avant-garde types, even pioneer progeny.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
75 minutes

Tuesdays are for Burekas

About the Film 
The sisterhood of an Atlanta synagogue comes together to make delicious Turkish pastries, using a Sephardic recipe that has been handed down through the generations, in this delicious example of intergenerational community spirit.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
6 minutes

The Waldheim Waltz

About the Film 

With disconcerting present-day parallels, Austria’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, examines the scandal around Waldheim’s Nazi past and his bid for the Austrian presidency, that left the country swept up in xenophobic fervor, historical revisionism, and anti-Semitic backlash.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
94 minutes

Who Will Write Our History

About the Film 
Determined to defeat Nazi lies with pen and paper, Jewish intellectuals carry out an extraordinary form of wartime resistance—letters, confessionals, poems, photographs buried in milk cans and metal boxes—in the Warsaw Ghetto, in this account honoring the heroic stewards of historical preservation.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
97 minutes

Witness Theater

About the Film 
High school students reenact Holocaust survivors’ touching stories of resolve, in a unique program of staged testimonies, which gets survivors and teens together to share stories, one generation to another, to keep history alive through theatrical storytelling.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
74 minutes

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