American Jewish Life

93Queen

About the Film 

Tenacious ultra-Orthodox women challenge the status quo of their patriarchal community to create New York’s first all-female ambulance corps, resulting in an ideological tug of war with the observant men in their Borough Park enclave, in this rousing story of female empowerment and cultural disruption.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
85 minutes

Alt-Right: Age of Rage

About the Film 

A captivating and terrifying wakeup call, this hard-hitting exposé reveals the polar extremes of an America at bitter odds with itself, as it takes a bone-chilling dive into an ideological maelstrom to chart the rise and ugly underbelly of white nationalism and the countervailing voices it has inspired.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
106 minutes

City of Joel

About the Film 
As a microcosm of a divided nation, small-town politics and ancient tradition collide, in this absorbing account of a high-profile turf war between an ultra-Orthodox community and its neighbors in rural upstate New York, in which the constitutional right to practice religion may upend the balance of political power.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
84 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

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

It Must Schwing!: The Blue Note Story

About the Film 

With a mutual passion for music and profound belief in equality, two German-Jewish immigrants forge the most iconic jazz label in industry history, in this toe-tapping must-see for jazz aficionados, a timeless tale of the American Dream filled with a thrumming soundtrack, artful animation and interviews.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
113 minutes

The Last Resort

About the Film 

A once-thriving Jewish beachfront paradise, a mecca of sun, low cost of living and thriving cultural life and veritable shtetl for Jewish retirees and Holocaust survivors escaping harsh Northeast winters, is rediscovered through priceless, captivating photos, in this wistful portrait of a Miami Beach of a bygone era.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
70 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