Films & Schedule

Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams

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Sunday, July 7 | 1pm | Dryden Theatre

AMOS OZ: THE NATURE OF DREAMS

Director: Yonathan and Masha Zur | Israel | 2009 | 86 min. | Hebrew, English (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

Amos Oz, who died in December 2018, was a bestselling Israeli writer, intellectual, and peace advocate. This gorgeous documentary covers a two-year period... more »

Chasing Portraits

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Sunday, July 7 | 3:30pm | Dryden Theatre

CHASING PORTRAITS

Director: Elizabeth Rynecki | USA, Canada, Israel, Poland | 2018 | 78 min. | English, Polish (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

Before he died in the Holocaust, Polish artist Moshe Rynecki created close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures detailing... more »

93Queen

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Sunday, July 7 | 7pm | Dryden Theatre

93QUEEN

Director: Paula Eiselt | USA | 2018 | 85 min. | English, Yiddish, Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

 

OPENING NIGHT

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is... more »

Promise at Dawn

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Monday, July 8 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater

PROMISE AT DAWN

Director: Eric Barbier | France | 2017 | 131 min. | French (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

A biopic about one of the 20th century’s greatest novelists, featuring one of the 21st century’s greatest actresses, Promise at Dawn recounts the early life of Romain Gary (the... more »

Rescue Bus 300

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Monday, July 8 | 2:30pm | JCC Hart Theater

RESCUE BUS 300

Director: Rotem Shamir | Israel | 2018 | 75 min. | Arabic, Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

A suspenseful real-life thriller, Rescue Bus 300 tells the tangled true story of a 1984 Israeli bus hijacking. Four young terrorists—dangerously armed but frightened amateurs who didn’t... more »

The Accountant of Auschwitz

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Monday, July 8 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre

THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ

Director: Matthew Shoychet | Canada | 2018 | 80 min. | English, German (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

In 2015, 94-year-old former German SS officer Oskar Gröning, nicknamed “the accountant of Auschwitz,” went on trial in his home country. He was... more »

Fig Tree

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Monday, July 8 | 9pm | Dryden Theatre

FIG TREE

Director: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian | Israel, Germany, France, Ethiopia | 2018 | 93 min. | Amharic (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

Nominated for five Ophir Awards (the Israeli Oscar) including Best Film, Fig Tree transports us to the world of its young female writer-director, Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, the world of... more »

Shalom Sesame: Welcome to Israel

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

SHALOM SESAME: WELCOME TO ISRAEL

Director: Sesame Workshop | 2011 | 25 min. | English

Grover goes to Israel with a new pal! It’s an adventure they’ll never forget – full of fun, friends, and flying falafel!


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The Tobacconist

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Tuesday, July 9 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater

THE TOBACCONIST

Director: Nikolaus Leytner | Austria, Germany | 2018 | 90 min. | German (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

Franz, a naïve 17-year-old, moves from his rural home to Vienna to work in a tobacco shop and soon falls for a beautiful, enigmatic young cabaret dancer. The film’s sole... more »

Witness Theater

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

WITNESS THEATRE

Director: Oren Rudavsky | USA | 2018 | 74 min. | English | Documentary

Witness Theater, now in its seventh year in New York, is an innovative intergenerational program bringing together Holocaust survivors and high school students to elicit, expose and memorialize the moving... more »

Redemption

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Tuesday, July 9 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre

REDEMPTION

Director: Joseph Madmony and Boaz Yehonatan Yacov | Israel | 2018 | 104 min. | Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

Menachem, a former front man for a rock band, is now a widower and a religious Jew. His dilemma: His six-year old daughter Geula is ill and he must find a way to fund the expensive... more »

The Body Collector

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Tuesday, July 9 | 8:45pm | Dryden Theatre

THE BODY COLLECTOR

Director: Tim Oliehoek | Netherlands | 2016 | 143 min. | Dutch (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

The Body Collector is the dramatized true story of Dutch journalist Hans Knoop who discovered that powerful industrialist and art collector Pieter Menten had personally murdered Polish... more »

Sobibor

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Wednesday, July 10 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater

SOBIBOR

Director: Konstantin Khabensky | Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia | 2018 | 117 min. | Dutch, German, Polish, Russian, Yiddish (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

This harrowing true story recounts the only successful revolt in a Nazi death camp during World War II. Sobibor focuses on Soviet... more »

The Interpeter

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Wednesday, July 10 | 2pm | JCC Hart Theater

THE INTERPRETER

Director: Martin Šulík | Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Austria | 2018 | 114 min. | German, Slovakian (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

An odd-couple road trip with a tragic twist. Ali, an 80-year-old translator, is on a quest to learn more about his parents’ execution during... more »

Carl Laemmle

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Wednesday, July 10 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre

CARL LAEMMLE

Director: James Freedman | USA | 2018 | 91 min. | English | Documentary

Carl Laemmle, a German-Jewish immigrant, was one of the most powerful men during Hollywood’s early years. He basically invented the modern movie business and eventually founded Universal Pictures. Along the way he crossed paths... more »

Leona

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Wednesday, July 10 | 9pm | Dryden Theatre

LEONA

Director: Isaac Cherem | Mexico | 2018 | 95 min. | Spanish (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

Ariela (Hebrew for “lioness”) is a modern and independent young woman from a traditional religious Syrian-Jewish family living in Mexico City. Making her way through the dating scene, Ariela falls for a non-Jewish... more »

The Mamboniks

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Thursday, July 11 | 11am | JCC Hart Theater

THE MAMBONIKS

Director: Lex Gillespie | USA | 2019 | 89 min. | English | Documentary

During the 1950s, free-spirited dancers from New York City (most of them Jewish) fell head over heels for the mambo, a hot dance from Havana, Cuba. Their love for Latin rhythms earned them the nickname, the mamboniks. Now... more »

Shoelaces

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Thursday, July 11 | 1:30pm | JCC Hart Theater

SHOELACES

Director: Jacob Goldwasser | Israel | 2018 | 90 min. | Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

Nominated for eight Ophir Awards (the Israeli Oscar) including Best Film, this engaging, tender dramedy explores the knotty relationship between an irascible mechanic and his exuberant special-needs... more »

It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story

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Thursday, July 11 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre

IT MUST SCHWING!: THE BLUE NOTE STORY

Director: Eric Friedler | Germany | 2018 | 113 min. | English, German (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

In 1939 Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two Jews from Berlin who’d been lucky enough to get out while they still could, founded Blue... more »

Tel Aviv on Fire

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Thursday, July 11 | 8:45pm | Dryden Theatre

TEL AVIV ON FIRE

Director: Sameh Zoabi | Luxembourg, Belgium, Israel, France | 2018 | 100 min. | Arabic, Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

Winner of top prizes at the Haifa and Venice film festivals, Tel Aviv on Fire takes a deeply satirical view of the Arab-Israeli conflict,... more »

A Fortunate Man

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Saturday, July 13 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre

A FORTUNATE MAN

Director: Bille August | Denmark | 2018 | 168 min. | Danish, German (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

In this sweeping tale of romance in 19th-century Denmark, Peter Sidenius runs away from the confines of his strict religious upbringing and his domineering father,... more »

King Bibi: The Life and Performances of Benjamin Netanyahu

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Saturday, July 13 | 10pm | Dryden Theatre

KING BIBI: THE LIFE AND PERFORMANCES OF BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

Director: Dan Shadur | Israel, USA | 2018 | 87 min. | English, Hebrew (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

King Bibi explores Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media... more »

Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

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Sunday, July 14 | 12pm | Dryden Theatre

CHEWDAISM: A TASTE OF JEWISH MONTREAL

Director: Eli Batalion, Jamie Elman | Canada | 2018 | 62 min. | English, French, Yiddish | Documentary

Comedy duo Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, two Montrealers on the cusp of middle age, love to joke. And nosh. And joke... more »

Outback Rabbis

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Sunday, July 14 | 2pm | Dryden Theatre

OUTBACK RABBIS

Director: Danny Ben-Moshe | Australia | 2018 | 53 min. | English | Documentary

In Australia’s remote bush country, Jews can be hard to find—but they are there! So two young Chabad families pack up and climb into their custom made Mitzvah Tanks and travel thousands of miles from Melbourne to... more »

Simon and Théodore

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Sunday, July 14 | 5pm | Dryden Theatre

SIMON AND THÉODORE

Director: Mikael Buch | France | 2018 | 84 min. | French (w/ subtitles) | Narrative

Touching the heartstrings and tickling the funny bone, French dramedy Simon and Théodore follows the eccentric friendship between an emotionally troubled man and rebellious teen, two misfits... more »

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

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

PROSECUTING EVIL: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BEN FERENCZ

Director: Barry Avrich | Canada | 2018 | 82 min. | English, German (w/ subtitles) | Documentary

Barry Avrich’s gripping new documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz, the last... more »

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