English

Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana

About the Film 

The overlooked story of Jewish refugees who evaded Nazi capture by finding safety in tropical Havana, is vividly brought to life in this account of trauma and escape set against an exotic and unfamiliar paradise.

CUBA’S FORGOTTEN JEWELS: A HAVEN IN HAVANA will screen with IOM ROMÌ.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
46 minutes

Devil Wears a Suit

About the Film 

A provocative, award-winning science fiction drama in which a traumatized Orthodox teenager must decide whether to submit to a so-called cure for homosexuality, or forever face rejection by his community. Note: Contains adult situations and strong scenes of sexuality.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
20 minutes

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

About the Film 

This offbeat and playful celebration of the Jewish American songwriters who composed the soundtrack to the holiday season, is set in a Chinese restaurant, and contemplates the poignant relationship American Jews have with Christmas.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
52 minutes

The Driver Is Red

About the Film 

A riveting account of the hunt by Israeli secret service for a notorious Nazi fugitive in the remote outskirts of Buenos Aires, a case that would send shockwaves around the world, imaginatively illustrated through striking hand-drawn animation.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
15 minutes

Funny Girl

About the Film 

This musical, rags-to-riches tale of a young ugly duckling with a relentless drive to be a headliner on Broadway, stars Barbra Streisand, as the funny and heartbreaking comedian and singer Fanny Brice, in a watershed role that launched her to superstardom. Adapted from the smash Broadway show, and nominated for 8 Academy Awards.

Classic Film Series

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
155 minutes

Futures Past

About the Film 

This adroit, raw depiction of family strife between a Polish-born refugee-turned-self-made-success and his striving Hollywood filmmaker son, is set against the fast-changing financial world in the throes of modernization. The currency of human transactions, on and off the trading floor, is poignantly portrayed as filmmaker Jordan Melamed and his imperious father, Leo, the former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, struggle to get beyond their fraught past.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
89 minutes

Gilbert

About the Film 

Behind the profane comic stylings, and fame as the voice of the Aflac Duck and parrot Iago in Aladdin, filmmaker Neil Berkeley finds an unexpectedly tender side of one of comedy’s most iconic figures, the brash, boundary-pushing Gilbert Gottfried, as revealed in this laugh-packed, sometimes vulgar, and poignant profile of a man belied by his course exterior.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
98 minutes

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

About the Film 

Sports, patriotism, and a journey from has-been wannabes to heroes, play out in this stirring story of the formerly underdog Israeli national baseball team, which includes several Jewish American Major League players, competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
85 minutes

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