American Jewish Life

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

About the Film 

Hedy Lamarr, known in the 1930s and ‘40s for her glamour and sex appeal, narrates her trailblazing story to reveal her thwarted ambitions as a brilliant inventor who impacted today’s wireless technology.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

The Boy Downstairs

About the Film 

Zosia Mamet (Girls) is a conflicted millennial who revisits a failed romance when she unknowingly moves into her ex-boyfriend's Brooklyn brownstone, in this easygoing love story that contemplates modern relationships and the price of independence and freedom.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
91 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

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

The History of Love

About the Film 

Spanning decades and continents, this sprawling, big-budget saga of star-crossed lovers and merciless twists of fate, co-stars Derek Jacobi and Elliott Gould, and is based on the international bestseller about a Polish immigrant reconnecting with his past through a long-lost manuscript.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
134 minutes

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