The Arts

Carl Laemmle

About the Film 
One of the most powerful moguls of Hollywood’s Golden Era, and an unsung Jewish-American hero who saved over 300 Jewish families from the Holocaust, finally gets his due in this captivating biography of a German-born immigrant who began in the garment trade, and went on to found Universal Pictures, helping to establish Hollywood as the world’s movie capital.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
91 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

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

Love, Gilda

About the Film 
Through laughter and tears, trailblazing Saturday Night Live comedienne Gilda Radner narrates her too-brief life story, in this affectionate and privileged look at a beloved, brilliant comic superstar who exuded positivity even in the darkest times, and who continues to inspire a new generation of fans and performers.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

Promise at Dawn

About the Film 

Nominated for five César Awards, this sweeping adaptation of French novelist Romain Gary’s beloved memoir of exotic globetrotting and an impassioned mother-son bond, contemplates the complex emotional truths of a parent’s self-sacrifice and impossible dreams for a child.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
131 minutes

Redemption

About the Film 
A dutiful but deeply unhappy father fights to save his gravely ill daughter and his own dreams of being a rock musician, in this poignant and probing Israeli drama, a rousing story of self-fulfillment and paternal and fraternal love, in the face of an existential crisis.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
104 minutes

Shooting Life

About the Film 
While helping his war-weary students find their own voices, a high school teacher attempts to start a new life in Sderot, an Israeli town where air raid sirens and missile attacks are ubiquitous, in this teen drama that ponders, from the next generation’s viewpoint, the shattered dreams and future hopes of the Middle East.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
87 minutes

Witness Theater

About the Film 
High school students reenact Holocaust survivors’ touching stories of resolve, in a unique program of staged testimonies, which gets survivors and teens together to share stories, one generation to another, to keep history alive through theatrical storytelling.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
74 minutes