Films & Schedule

The Twinning Reaction

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Sunday, July 8 | 1pm | Dryden Theatre

THE TWINNING REACTION

Director: Lori Shinseki | USA | 2017 | 55 | English | Documentary

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Through the Eye of the Needle

Sunday, July 8 | 3:30pm | Dryden Theatre

THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE

Director: Nina Shapiro-Perl | USA | 2011 | 30 | English | Short

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 Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was 15 in 1942 when the war came to her Polish village. She remembers every detail through a series of exquisitely embroidered fabric collages. Her art is an eyewitness account of tragedy and healing.


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116 Cameras

Sunday, July 8 | 3:30pm | Dryden Theatre

116 CAMERAS

Director: Davina Pardo | USA | 2017 | 16 | English | Short

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Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, has told her story of wartime courage to schoolchildren. Now, she will use innovative technology to preserve that story. Considered for a 2017 Academy Award.


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The Number On Great Grandpa's Arm

Sunday, July 8 | 3:30pm | Dryden Theatre

THE NUMBER ON GREAT GRANDPA'S ARM

Director: Amy Schatz | USA | 2017 | 19 | English | Short

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When 10-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Rochesterian Jack Feldman, about the number tattooed on his arm, he sparks an intimate conversation. Jack’s story comes to life in this endearing documentary. Produced by HBO. POST-FILM Q&A with four... more »

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

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Sunday, July 8 | 7:30pm | Dryden Theatre

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SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME

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The Last Resort

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Monday, July 9 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater

THE LAST RESORT

Director: Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch | USA | 2018 | 70 | English | Documentary

Not that long ago, Miami Beach was home to America’s largest colony of Jewish retirees. The Last Resort tells the almost forgotten story of the... more »

The Testament

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Monday, July 9 | 1:30pm | JCC Hart Theater

THE TESTAMENT

Director: Amichai Greenberg | Austria, Israel | 2018 | 94 | English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish (w/... more »

The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

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Monday, July 9 | 6pm | Dryden Theater

THE ESSENTIAL LINK: THE STORY OF WILFRID ISRAEL

Director: Yonatan Nir | Israel | 2016 | 71 | Hebrew, German (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

Most of us have heard of the Kindertransport, the program that saved thousands of Jewish children during the WWII. But few have heard of a key... more »

An Act of Defiance

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Monday, July 9 | 8:45pm | Dryden Theater

AN ACT OF DEFIANCE

Director: Jean van de Velde | Netherlands | 2018 | 123 | English, Afrikaans (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

A gripping historical drama about the apartheid era in South Africa, AN Act of Defiance tells the true story of Bram Fischer, a Jewish lawyer, and his struggle to defend Nelson... more »

Shalom Sesame: Let's Do a Mitzvah

Tuesday, July 10 | 9:30am | JCC Hart Theater

SHALOM SESAME: LET'S DO A MITZVAH

Director: Sesame Workshop | 2011 | 55 min.

Everyone lends a helping hand on Sesame Street and Grover is invited to a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem!

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The Invisibles

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Tuesday, July 10 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater

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THE INVISIBLES

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Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

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Tuesday, July 10 | 1:30pm | JCC Hart Theater

SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INDIAN CINEMA

Director: Danny Ben-Moshe | Australia, India | 2018 | 76 | English, Hindi (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

When Indian cinema began 100 years ago, it was taboo for Hindu and Islamic women to perform on screen, so Indian... more »

Futures Past

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Tuesday, July 10 | 6pm | Dryden Theater

FUTURES PAST

Director: Jordan Mealmed | USA | 2016 | 89 | English | Documentary

Commodity trader turned filmmaker Jordan Melamed returns to his former life as the Chicago trading pits are threatened with extinction. Open outcry, the 150-year-old tradition of traders shouting out their orders, is... more »

Bye Bye Germany

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Tuesday, July 10 | 9pm | Dryden Theater

BYE BYE GERMANY

Director: Sam Garbarski | Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg | 2017 | 101 | English, German (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

German star Moritz Bleibtreu is a defiant Holocaust survivor looking to strike it rich in postwar Frankfurt in BYE BYE GERMANY, a brisk, polished drama tempered with... more »

My Mother's Lost Children

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Wednesday, July 11 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater

MY MOTHER'S LOST CHILDREN

Director: Danny Ben-Moshe | Austraila | 2017 | 95 | English | Documentary

Sprawling across four continents, MY MOTHER’S LOST CHILDREN tells the extraordinary, truth-is-stranger-than-fiction family story of Melbourne filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe (SHALOM BOLLYWOOD).... more »

Humor Me

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Wednesday, July 11 | 1:30pm | JCC Hart Theater
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HUMOR ME

Director: Sam Hoffman | USA | 2017 | 93 | English | Narrative

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Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds: The Conductor Zubin Mehta

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Wednesday, July 11 | 6pm | Dryden Theater

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GOOD THOUGHTS, GOOD WORDS, GOOD DEEDS: THE CONDUCTOR ZUBIN MEHTA

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The Exception

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Wednesday, July 11 | 9pm | Dryden Theater

THE EXCEPTION

Director: David Leveaux | United Kingdom | 2016 | 107 | English, Dutch, German (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

A riveting thriller filled with espionage and romance, THE EXCEPTION follows German soldier Stefan Brandt as he goes on a mission to investigate exiled German monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II... more »

Shelter

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Thursday, July 12 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater

SHELTER

Director: Eran Riklis | France, Germany, Israel | 2018 | 93 | English, Arabic, Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

Two women find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of deception, paranoia and intrigue in this Israeli spy thriller. Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent, is sent to Germany to protect Mona, a Lebanese... more »

A Bag of Marbles

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Thursday, July 12 | 1:30pm | JCC Hart Theater

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A BAG OF MARBLES

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The Prince of Egypt

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Thursday, July 12 | 5:30pm | JCC Bobry Family Pool

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

Director: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | USA | 1998 | 99 | English | Animated

DIVE-IN movie Family Swim & Film at the JCC Bobry Family Pool
20th Anniversary Screening! The biblical story of Exodus is the focus of this epic animated film.... more »

The Last Suit

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Thursday, July 12 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre

THE LAST SUIT

Director: Pablo Solarz | Argentina, Spain | 2017 | 92 | German, Polish, Spanish, Yiddish (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. But Abraham isn’t about to... more »

Itzhak

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Thursday, July 12 | 8:30pm | Dryden Theatre

ITZHAK

Director: Alison Chernick | USA | 2017 | 83 | English | Documentary

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks... more »

Budapest Noir

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Saturday, July 14 | 7:30pm | Dryden Theatre

BUDAPEST NOIR

Director: Éva Gárdos | Hungary | 2017 | 94 | Hungarian (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

A beautiful young woman is found dead in 1936 Budapest and no one wants to investigate - except Zsigmond Gordon, a crime reporter who has a gut feeling that things are not what they seem. Gordon’s investigation... more »

Love, Gilda

Saturday, July 14 | 10pm | Dryden Theatre

LOVE, GILDA

Director: Lisa D'Apolito | USA | 2018 | 84 | English | Documentary

An intimate portrait honoring comedy legend Gilda Radner, LOVE, GILDA celebrates the Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian who became a cultural icon the moment audiences first laughed with her on Saturday Night Live’s debut episode. A trailblazer for female comedians, and women everywhere, her impact on the entertainment industry has endured... more »

The Museum

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Sunday, July 15 | 3pm | Dryden Theatre

THE MUSEUM

Director: Ran Tal | Israel | 2017 | 72 | English, Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

Director Ran Tal’s THE MUSEUM takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum. Tal, one of Israel’s most accomplished and creative documentarians, artfully captures moments and details of a... more »

Keep the Change

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Sunday, July 15 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre

KEEP THE CHANGE

Director: Rachel Israel | USA | 2017 | 92 | English | Narrative

Two adults with autism strike up an unlikely and transformative relationship in KEEP THE CHANGE a wonderfully surprising reinvention of the romantic comedy. David (Brandon Polansky), a high-functioning, upper-class... more »

The Cakemaker

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Sunday, July 15 | 9pm | Dryden Theatre

THE CAKEMAKER

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer | Germany, Israel | 2017 | 105 | German, Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

This tender, delicate drama about a closeted love affair unfolds through the eyes of Thomas, a Berlin pastry chef. After... more »

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

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Monday, July 16 | 7pm | Dryden Theatre

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HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL

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