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Enemies, A Love Story

About the Film 

In this soulful, brilliantly acted adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s tragicomic novel, nominated for three Academy Awards, featuring nostalgic scenes of bustling midcentury New York City and a period pop and klezmer soundtrack, an enigmatic Holocaust survivor navigates romantic entanglements in postwar America.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

About the Film 

This modern fairy tale blurs the lines of fantasy and reality, to illuminate the compulsive creativity behind the vibrant and colorful renowned Israeli writer and humorist, with animations of Keret’s stories, reenactments of events from his life, and interviews with family, friends and colleagues.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
67 minutes

Friedkin Uncut

About the Film 
One of the 1970s’ leading directors, whose oeuvre includes The Exorcist, Cruising and The French Connection, a best picture and director Oscar winner, the eccentric and inquisitive William Friedkin deconstructs his no-nonsense, savvy storyteller reputation, his inimitable provocative, profane, candid and often wickedly funny demeanor fully on view.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
107 minutes

The Frisco Kid

About the Film 

In one of Hollywood’s most unusual pairings, Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford co-star as a Polish rabbi and gunslinging outlaw traveling the Wild West, in this offbeat buddy adventure and Western comedy, a bighearted folktale now considered an essential Jewish movie for its delicate blend of ethnic humor, religious sensitivity and winning performances.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza

About the Film 

Manuscripts unearthed in a sacred storeroom in an Old Cairo synagogue uncloak secrets of a vanished civilization, in this remarkable account of scholars’ painstaking efforts to translate and preserve the astonishing find.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
92 minutes

Gefilte

About the Film 

After months of preparation for a massive Passover feast, the whole mishpocha gathers in anticipation of the time-honored holiday fish dish, in this heartwarming, often hilarious tribute to Jewish traditions and the joyous bond of family and food.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
11 minutes

Gloomy Sunday

About the Film 
Finding themselves mired in wartime intrigue, the erotic entanglements of three lovers at a chic 1930s Budapest café are upended as the Holocaust engulfs Hungary, in this intricate time-jumping love story, a newly crowned classic of Jewish cinema based on Nick Barkow’s bestselling novel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
112 minutes

The Golem

About the Film 

Besieged by evil invaders as the plague descends on Eastern Europe, a mystical woman versed in Kabbalah summons forth a Golem to protect her 17th century Lithuanian village, in this supernatural legend of Jewish folklore smartly reimagined as a meticulously crafted horror-suspense tale.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

Henri Dauman: Looking Up

About the Film 
The seminal work and inspiring story of one of the 20th century’s preeminent photojournalists who produced some of the world’s most iconic images, is told by the engaging storyteller himself, who relays his childhood trauma in wartime France and love of movies, which inform the life-affirming vibrancy of his work.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
87 minutes

Holy Lands

About the Film 

James Caan leads an all-star cast as a retired American cardiologist who leaves everything behind to become a pig farmer in Israel, in this comedic family drama, a wry, moving, personal tale of a dysfunctional family—with an ex-wife, an alienated son and a perennial student daughter—striving for reconciliation and acceptance.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

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