Classic Cinema

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

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

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