Women's Stories

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

The Cakemaker

About the Film 

Unwittingly united in grief by a closet affair, a gay German baker and his deceased lover’s weary Israeli widow seek mutual catharsis, in this compassionate meditation on the human urge for connection.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
105 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

Mamele

About the Film 

Director Joseph Green embraces prewar Jewish life in Łódź in all its diversity, as Molly Picon, queen of Yiddish musicals, returns to the screen in this marvelous comic melodrama, a classic of 1930s Yiddish cinema, now digitally restored by The National Center for Jewish Film, and the final Yiddish film to be shot on location in Poland before Nazi occupation.

Classic Film Series

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

A Quiet Heart

About the Film 

Seeking refuge from the pressures as a classically trained musician, a young, secular Israeli woman confronts dangerous religious fanaticism from ultra-Orthodox neighbors, in this thoughtful, quietly gripping snapshot of Israeli social conflict.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

Saving Neta

About the Film 

Four women with nothing in common each finds her life profoundly altered by an encounter with a mysterious stranger, in this Israeli anthology-drama comprised of four stories, each a thought-provoking contemplation of femininity and parenthood.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

Shelter

About the Film 

Two women—a Mossad agent and a Lebanese informer—find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of deception, paranoia and intrigue, in this Israeli espionage thriller from veteran filmmaker Eran Riklis.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
93 minutes

Take My Nose... Please!

About the Film 

Raising provocative questions about female empowerment and absurd standards of beauty, this funny, irreverent look at the pressures on women to be attractive, ponders the impact of plastic surgery on relationships, careers and self-esteem.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
99 minutes

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