Anti-Semitism

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

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

The Golem

About the Film 

Besieged by evil invaders as the plague descends on Eastern Europe, a mystical woman versed in Kabbalah summons forth a Golem to protect her 17th century Lithuanian village, in this supernatural legend of Jewish folklore smartly reimagined as a meticulously crafted horror-suspense tale.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

Promise at Dawn

About the Film 

Nominated for five César Awards, this sweeping adaptation of French novelist Romain Gary’s beloved memoir of exotic globetrotting and an impassioned mother-son bond, contemplates the complex emotional truths of a parent’s self-sacrifice and impossible dreams for a child.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
131 minutes

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

About the Film 

This riveting and affecting anthem to a human rights pioneer, profiles the diminutive, unsung hero who was Chief Prosecutor and put mass-murdering Nazi Einsatzgruppen members on trial at the historic Nuremburg Trials.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
83 minutes

The Unorthodox

About the Film 

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.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 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