Women's Stories

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

Echo

About the Film 
Suspecting that his wife is cheating on him, a man heads down a rabbit hole of extreme measures, in this sophisticated, gripping Israeli psychological drama, a somber meditation on the intersection between love and obsession, and the fateful damage of words unheard or unsaid, nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards including Best Actor.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
98 minutes

Fig Tree

About the Film 

In this unflinching, coming-of-age drama, nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, a Jewish teen attempts to save those she loves and navigate her own fate in war-torn Ethiopia, where young men are scooped off the street and conscripted into the army against their will.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
93 minutes

Gloomy Sunday

About the Film 
Finding themselves mired in wartime intrigue, the erotic entanglements of three lovers at a chic 1930s Budapest café are upended as the Holocaust engulfs Hungary, in this intricate time-jumping love story, a newly crowned classic of Jewish cinema based on Nick Barkow’s bestselling novel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
112 minutes

The Golem

About the Film 

Besieged by evil invaders as the plague descends on Eastern Europe, a mystical woman versed in Kabbalah summons forth a Golem to protect her 17th century Lithuanian village, in this supernatural legend of Jewish folklore smartly reimagined as a meticulously crafted horror-suspense tale.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

Leona

About the Film 

Transitioning into adulthood, a young, independently-minded Mexico City woman finds herself torn between her Syrian-Jewish family and a forbidden love, in this delicate, melancholic romance, with an exquisite, award-winning performance by the lead actress, which deftly blends warm romantic comedy with an incisive feminist journey of discovery and self-determination.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
95 minutes

The Light of Hope

About the Film 

Celebrating the courage of a Red Cross nurse in Spain who saved hundreds of Jewish wartime refugees by setting up a maternity home and safe haven for pregnant women and children, is the basis of this riveting, handsome drama of resistance and sacrifice based on real events.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
120 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

Shoah: Four Sisters

About the Film 

Built mainly from unused footage from his landmark 1985 documentary Shoah, this last chapter in filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s decades-long journey to chronicle the Holocaust, presents the extended, searing testimonies of four incisive and articulate Eastern European women survivors bravely revisiting their tragedies in vivid detail.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
273 minutes

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