American Jewish Stories

Atlanta: The City Too Busy to Wait

About the Film 
Capturing the can-do spirit of a community tested by adversity, this moving look at the COVID-19 pandemic tells how Jewish Atlanta responded with unprecedented charity and creativity.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
61 minutes

Brighton Beach Memoirs

About the Film 
In this beguiling, coming-of-age comedy, a Jewish teen recalls the hardships of puberty in the claustrophobic confines of his Depression-era Brooklyn household.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
108 minutes

The Chosen

About the Film 
In this provocative drama based on Chaim Potok’s bestselling novel, frictions over tradition and modernity test the vexed friendship of two Jewish teens from different religious factions in 1940s Williamsburg.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
108 minutes

A Crime on the Bayou

About the Film 
A young, white Jewish attorney defends an unjustly accused Black teen in this landmark Civil Rights-era case.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
91 minutes

Minyan

About the Film 
In 1980s Brighton Beach, a closeted young man struggles to reconcile his strict Russian-Jewish upbringing with his burgeoning sexuality, in this contemplative coming-of-age drama.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

On Broadway

About the Film 
While audiences eagerly await returning to Times Square, this Broadway theater chronicle is packed with rhapsodizing superstars, jubilant show clips and beloved box office hits.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
82 minutes

Shiva Baby

About the Film 
In this caustically comic rollercoaster of sex and neurosis, a disaffected young woman anxiously juggles an accumulation of mishaps and potentially disastrous encounters, each threatening to expose her messy multitude of secrets, all at the same funeral call.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
77 minutes

Soros

About the Film 
Demystifying the controversial financier who dares to tackle global problems, this biography illuminates one of the world’s richest philanthropists.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
85 minutes

Sublet

About the Film 

In this warmly affecting cross-generational melodrama, a middle-aged gay American writer numbed by tragedy finds solace in the company of a younger Israeli man.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
87 minutes

They Ain't Ready For Me

About the Film 
A force to be reckoned with, an energetic African-American rabbinical student hits the streets in a grassroots effort to save the ignored people of Chicago’s South Side.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

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