Film Type

2-or-3-Things-I-Know-About-Him-Website

2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HIM

Dir. Malte Ludin
(85min, Germany, 2005) Documentary

The filmmaker breaks 60 years of silence and repression, investigating his father’s dark deeds as the Third Reich’s ambassador to Slovakia.

button

24-Days-website

24 DAYS 

Dir. Alexandre Arcady
(108min, France, 2013) Narrative

In 2006, Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian Jew of Moroccan descent gives his phone number to a pretty young woman. Later, when his kidnappers demand ransom from his family it became clear that she actually lured Ilan to his capture.

button

7-Day-Gig-website

7 DAY GIG

Dir. Kate Marks
(9min, USA, 2014) Narrative Short

A punk, an old man, and a chicken gather round for a makeshift shiva after Jay (a Romanian/Guamanian/Catholic/Jew) puts an ad on Craigslist looking for mourners to join him.

button

Above-and-Beyond-Website

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Dir. Roberta Grossman
(89min, USA, 2014) Documentary

In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish-American pilots answered a call for help – this film celebrates the pilots who formed the Israeli Air Force.

button

alex-singer-WEB

ALEX’S LETTERS

Dir.Yeal Luttwak
(25min, USA, 2015) Documentary

A work-in-progress screening of Yael Luttwak’s Alex’s Letters, based on the book Alex: Building a Life, the story of Alex Singer, a 25-year-old American who died while serving in the Israel Defense Forces.

button

Almost-Friends-Website

ALMOST FRIENDS

Dir. Nitzan Ofir and Barak Heymann
(60min, Israel, 2014) Documentary

Samar, an Arab girl from Lod and Linor, a Jewish settler who lived in Gush Katif, forge an instant connection online; when the two girls finally meet, their families enter into a profound and complex experience.

button

American-Matchmaker-website

AMERICAN MATCHMAKER

Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer
(87min, USA, 1940) Narrative

Leo Fuchs, known on Second Avenue as “the Yiddish Fred Astaire,” plays an elegant and eligible bachelor who can never seem to close the marriage deal.

button

Anywhere-Else--WEBSITE

ANYWHERE ELSE

Dir. Ester Amrami
(85min, Germany, 2014) Narrative

When Jörg goes out of town for a few days, Noa takes the opportunity to spontaneously fly back to Israel, determined this trip will do her good! Her lovable but dysfunctional family can’t keep old conflicts from arising, however, and soon her homeland begins to feel just like the Berlin she sought to escape.

button

Apples-From-The-Desert-website

APPLES FROM THE DESERT

Dir. Arik Lubetzky, Matti Harari
(90min, Israel, 2014) Narrative

Rebecca Abravanel is the only daughter of an Orthodox family living in Jerusalem. Unhappy with her strict upbringing, Rebecca secretly opens herself to the secular world, with unexpected consequences – both for her family and herself.

button

Au-Revoir-Les-Enfants-Website

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS

Dir. Louis Malle
(105min, France, 1987) Narrative

A heartbreaking story of friendship and loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie — until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Louis Malle’s own childhood.

button

Belle-WEB

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Dir. Nicolas Vanier
(104min, France, 2014) Narrative

Sebastian, lonely and dreaming of the day his mother will return from America, befriends “the beast” the local farmers are convinced is killing their sheep – an enormous yet gentle sheepdog who quickly becomes the boy’s best friend. Recommended for ages 10+

button

BreakingHomeTies-website

BREAKING HOME TIES 

Dir. Frank N. Seltzer and George K. Rowlands
(78min, USA, 1922) Narrative

Thinking he has killed his friend Paul in a jealous rage, David Bergmann flees pre-revolutionary Russia for New York. While there, he becomes a successful lawyer and woos smart, independent Rose, the boss’ daughter. With live original score!

button

Brundibar-website

BRUNDIBAR

Dir. Douglas Wolfsperger
(85min, Germany, 2014) Documentary

Holocaust? Again? That’s the reaction of the youth theater company at the Berliner Schaubühne to their newest project: Brundibar, the children’s opera, originally performed at Theresienstadt.

button

Cherries-USE-THIS

CHERRIES

Dir. Noa Osheroff
(14min, Israel, 2014) Narrative Short

Yuli, 17, is in love with her classmate Daniel, but is too shy to admit it. Tamara, her best friend, is anything but shy. Tonight at Daniel’s party, she will compel Yuli to make the move, whether she’s ready or not.

button

dancing-arabs-website

DANCING ARABS

Dir. Eran Riklis
(104min, Israel/Germany/France, 2014) Narrative

First love, school bullies, British New Wave … and SCUD missiles. This bittersweet 80s coming-of-age drama from the director of The Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree adapts two autobiographical novels by popular Israeli-Arab writer Sayed Kashua.

button

Dear-God-website

DEAR GOD

Dir. Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor
(13min, Israel, 2014) Narrative Short

Dear God depicts a romantic Jerusalem, told through the eyes of Aaron, a simple man who guards the historic Wailing Wall. One day a beautiful, mysterious woman puts a note in one of the holy drones, and Aaron decides to fulfill her deepest wish, while learning that love is all about communication.

button

The-Decent-One-website

THE DECENT ONE

Dir. Vanessa Lapa
(94min, Israel/Austria/Germany, 2014) Documentary

Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diariest hat were found in Heinrich Himmler’s home in 1945, The Decent One gives unique, and at times uncomfortable, access to the life and mind of the merciless “Architect of the Final Solution.”

button

Deli-Man-Website

DELI MAN

Dir. Erik Greenberg Anjou
(90min, USA, 2014) Documentary

In Houston, Texas, third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has built arguably the finest delicatessen restaurant in U.S. history – building on the contributions of iconic delis such as Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate ‘n Al, Carnegie, and the Stage.

button

Divided-We-Fall-website

DIVIDED WE FALL

Dir. Jan Hrebejk
(117min, Czech Republic, 2000) Narrative

Set in a small Czech town under German occupation, Jan Hrebejk’s Oscar nominated film explores “not only the banality of evil, but also the banality of goodness, and the ridiculousness, as well as the tragedy, of their collision.”

button

Dove-Flyer-Website

THE DOVE FLYER

Dir. Nissim Dayan
(108min, Israel, 2014) Narrative

Based on the autobiographical blockbuster novel by Eli Amir, this sweeping epic recalls a lost and cherished time when over 125,000 Jews lived in Iraq. We follow the teenage Kabi as he navigates the final years of the community’s existence in Iraq, before their expulsion and resettlement to 1950s Israel.

button

EastJ-WestJ-website

EAST JERUSALEM, WEST JERUSALEM

Dir. Erez Miller and Henrique Cymerman
(80min, Israel, 2014) Documentary

Legendary singer-songwriter David Broza journeys to East Jerusalem to record his latest album with Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians.

button

EndOfSeasonSale-website

END OF SEASON SALE

Dir. Eli Glazer
(35min, Israel, 2014) Narrative Short

Late at night two aging strangers fail to obtain Viagra for a one-night stand. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise as the two men get a chance to exchange the pleasures of the flesh with the pleasures of the heart.

button

THEFAREWELLPARTY-Website

THE FAREWELL PARTY

Dir. Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon
(93min, Israel, 2014) Narrative

A group at a Jerusalem retirement home builds a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, the creators are faced with an emotional dilemma.

button

Felix and Meira 6 - MAIN WEB IMAGE

FELIX AND MEIRA

Dir. Maxime Giroux (105min, Canada, 2014)
Narrative
French, English and Yiddish with English Subtitles

Félix, an eccentric and penniless francophone whose wealthy father is dying, meets Meira, a Hasidic Jewish woman who is married with a child, and in search of something new.

button

Firstborn-website

FIRSTBORN

Dir. Leah Tonic
(13min, Israel, 2014) Narrative Short

Sheri, a free-spirited 21-year old, has her own apartment, an older boyfriend, and works in a bar to make her living. One morning, a surprise phone call brings her face to face with her past, making it impossible to hide from it any longer.

button