Long-lost brothers seek the truth about their genealogy in this intensely personal investigation of identity spanning decades of complex family history. The film reveals the trauma of displaced persons through a series of emotional surprises right until the closing credits.
Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson are an ordinary workingclass German couple who quietly and courageously wage a personal campaign of anti-Nazi resistance in this stylishly directed and affecting wartime drama, inspired by a true story of unlikely dissidents, adapted from Hans Fallada’s international bestseller.
Compiled from newly discovered talks with Israel’s founding father, this rare and significant bit of cinematic archeology offers riveting hindsight on Zionism, Ben-Gurion’s reflections on his legacy and hopes for Middle East peace, and prophetic implications for Israel’s future.
The story of a beloved song–”Body and Soul”–in the jazz repertoire shows the complex musical interplay between Jewish and African-American cultures, and the power of song to break barriers. San Francisco Black Film Festival Best Music Documentary winner.
A young Canadian filmmaker undergoes a transformative spiritual journey in the most unlikely of places, as she follows the ongoing struggle for acceptance and continuity by the Jews of Ghana, and re-examines the age-old question of what makes someone Jewish.
The landmark painter-turned-sculptor who created wildly imaginative abstract art and pioneered the use of industrial materials, is profiled in this poetic biography. Overcoming gender barriers to redefine her medium, Hesse’s brief career helped usher in the 1960s post-minimalist movement.
Readings by actor Liev Schreiber, and stylized illustrations combining archival imagery and impressionistic animation, augment this account of a grandson’s search for the legacy of the greatest prose writer of Russian Jewry. Babel’s subversive works confronted a turbulent history that echoes through to the dark political climate of today’s Russia.