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Redemption

About the Film 

A dutiful but deeply unhappy father fights to save his gravely ill daughter and his own dreams of being a rock musician, in this poignant and probing Israeli drama, a rousing story of self-fulfillment and paternal and fraternal love, in the face of an existential crisis.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
104 minutes

Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog

About the Film 

The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in wartime Berlin, in this heartwarming family drama, a sensitively told story of love, loyalty and courage, enabling children of all ages to learn about the Holocaust.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
93 minutes

Shoah: Four Sisters

About the Film 

Built mainly from unused footage from his landmark 1985 documentary Shoah, this last chapter in filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s decades-long journey to chronicle the Holocaust, presents the extended, searing testimonies of four incisive and articulate Eastern European women survivors bravely revisiting their tragedies in vivid detail.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
273 minutes

Shoelaces

About the Film 

This wholly engaging, tender family dramedy about the knotty relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned long before, both tested by tribulations that prompt complicated ethical and legal questions with profound ramifications, was nominated for eight Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

Shooting Life

About the Film 
While helping his war-weary students find their own voices, a high school teacher attempts to start a new life in Sderot, an Israeli town where air raid sirens and missile attacks are ubiquitous, in this teen drama that ponders, from the next generation’s viewpoint, the shattered dreams and future hopes of the Middle East.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
87 minutes

Shorts Program 1

About the Program: 

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Shorts Program 2

About the Program: 

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Shorts Program 3

About the Program: 

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Shorts Program 4

About the Program: 

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes six separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Simon and Théodore

About the Film 

Touching the heartstrings and tickling the funny bone, this French dramedy follows the eccentric friendship between an emotionally troubled man who escapes a psychiatric ward, and a rebellious teen running from his family, two misfits seeking self-acceptance, their misadventures peaking in poignant and unexpected ways.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
84 minutes

Sobibor

About the Film 
A Soviet-Jewish prisoner-of-war spearheads a revolt and escape from the inhuman conditions in a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, in this true story of the most successful Nazi death camp uprising, and Russia’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
117 minutes

The Tale

About the Film 

A globetrotting journalist reckons with her childhood sexual abuse, in this autobiographical drama, a searing excavation of distorted memory and suppressed trauma, with Laura Dern in a career-defining role in which she slowly unravels the horrid truth about the monstrous abuse she internalized for so long.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
114 minutes

To Dust

About the Film 

A grief-stricken Hasidic widower enlists an unwitting and incredulous biology professor (Matthew Broderick), in an obsessive quest to make peace with his loss and grasp the mortality of the flesh, in this perversely charming, dark buddy comedy and inquiry into the spiritual and scientific dimensions of death.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

To the Ends of the Earth: The Jews of San Diego

About the Film 

From dusty pueblo to vibrant metropolis, this is a colorful, lively journey through over 160 years of Jewish heritage in the American Southwest, with San Diego’s growth recalled by an eclectic mix of interviewees, including rabbis, avant-garde types, even pioneer progeny.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
75 minutes

The Unorthodox

About the Film 

Tired of being pushed around, a disenfranchised Sephardic father whose daughter is expelled from a prestigious religious school just for her ethnicity, launches the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, a nascent challenge to the ruling Ashkenazi establishment, to gain influence in 1980s Israel, in this lively, crowd-pleasing drama.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

The Waldheim Waltz

About the Film 

With disconcerting present-day parallels, Austria’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, examines the scandal around Waldheim’s Nazi past and his bid for the Austrian presidency, that left the country swept up in xenophobic fervor, historical revisionism, and anti-Semitic backlash.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
94 minutes

Who Will Write Our History

About the Film 

Determined to defeat Nazi lies with pen and paper, Jewish intellectuals carry out an extraordinary form of wartime resistance—letters, confessionals, poems, photographs buried in milk cans and metal boxes—in the Warsaw Ghetto, in this account honoring the heroic stewards of historical preservation.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
97 minutes

Witness Theater

About the Film 

High school students reenact Holocaust survivors’ touching stories of resolve, in a unique program of staged testimonies, which gets survivors and teens together to share stories, one generation to another, to keep history alive through theatrical storytelling.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
74 minutes

Working Woman

About the Film 

This Israeli take on sexual harassment in the #MeToo era, brings nail-biting tension and squirm-inducing realism to the story of an ambitious young mother trapped between escalating office misogyny and financial strain at home, a nuanced depiction of gray workplace dynamics.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
94 minutes

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