Seeking refuge from the pressures as a classically trained musician, a young, secular Israeli woman confronts dangerous religious fanaticism from ultra-Orthodox neighbors, in this thoughtful, quietly gripping snapshot of Israeli social conflict.
Baghdad’s former glamorous age at the dawn of the twentieth century, the utopia lost to violence and intolerance, is revealed in this forgotten story of Iraq’s once prosperous Jewish population that had coexisted with Muslims and Christians in peace and prosperity, before the country’s disintegration from a multiethnic melting pot to a ravaged, war-torn danger zone heralded by Saddam Hussein’s rise to power.
A rousing tribute to the iconic song-and-dance man in all his complexities and contradictions, this thrilling, enlightening and redemptive look at the lesser known aspects of Davis' life remembers the chameleon entertainer who blazed a trail across the shifting tides and flashpoints of 20th century America.
A conflicted young Israeli is torn between family obligation in his working class home life, and his raging personal aspirations, in this powerful, realistic drama drawn from the filmmaker’s own experiences teaching remedial students. Nominated for 8 Israeli Academy Awards and the Jerusalem Film Festival prize for Best Israeli Feature.
Ranked among the greatest and most historically significant films, this is the unsparing, profoundly moving epic, a rigorous, sobering, accessible and artistically stunning Holocaust drama that continues to inspire with lessons of moral courage. Winner of 7 Academy Awards including for Best Picture, its black-and-white cinematography, and John Williams’ haunting score.
Classic Film Series
This insightful and surprisingly intimate portrait, enhanced by an abundance of film clips, chronicles the extraordinary life and career of a movie titan whose commercial and artistic triumphs forever changed Hollywood. The normally private Spielberg talks candidly about his filmography and heartbreaks, to reveal the evolution of a wunderkind to visionary storyteller.
The profound human toll of the infamous 1960s Neubauer-Bernard study of separated twins, an ultimately and tragically failed research effort to analyze nature versus nurture, is examined in this eye-opening and deeply troubling exposé of unscrupulous science. In searching for answers, this inside look at the consequences of medical arrogance finally gives voice to those who suffered the broken bond of twinship.