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.
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.
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.
The case of a sadistic Nazi criminal, the so-called Butcher of Vilnius, is presented in this transfixing courtroom drama about a shameful miscarriage of justice and scandal implicating the Austrian courts, press and government in a nation still denying its wartime complicity.
Tired of being pushed around, a disenfranchised Sephardic father whose daughter is expelled from a prestigious religious school just for her ethnicity, launches the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, a nascent challenge to the ruling Ashkenazi establishment, to gain influence in 1980s Israel, in this lively, crowd-pleasing drama.
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.