Here is our outstanding lineup of films.
1) Read a synopsis of each film below.
2) Watch the trailers.
3) Order your tickets online or by calling 343-7197
4) Mark your calendar so you don’t miss any of these great films !
The incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century.
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The film follows Nelly Lenz, a Holocaust survivor and former cabaret singer, who returns to Berlin after undergoing facial reconstruction surgery for damage caused by a bullet wound.
Following the end of World War II and the liberation of the concentration camps, Nelly returns to Germany with her friend Lene. Here, Lene takes Nelly to a reconstructive plastic surgeon. Although Nelly tells the surgeon that she would like to look exactly like she used to, he is unable to fully recreate her old face and Nelly is clearly disappointed with the final result upon catching a glimpse of her reflection.
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A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he’s interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel’s security service, and sent to prison. But shocked by Hamas’s ruthless tactics in the prison and the organization’s escalating campaign of suicide bombings outside, Mosab agrees to spy for Israel. For him, there is no greater shame. For his Shin Bet handler, Gonen, there is no greater prize: “operating” the oldest son of a founding member of Hamas.
Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inadvertently saved by his young Muslim apprentice in the British dramedy DOUGH. This is a warmhearted and gently humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.
As conflict rages across Europe in the summer of 1943, 12-year-old best friends Tuur and Lambert are all but oblivious to the danger. Reality begins to divide families, with Tuur’s father joining a resistance movement, while Lambert’s parents ally themselves with the Nazi party. The boys’ relationship is particularly strained with the arrival of Maartje, a dark-haired girl with a mysterious identity. As the boys compete for her attentions, jealousy and betrayal set in motion a series of high-stakes events that will alter the lives of all three youths. Suitable for children 10 and older.
This incredible docudrama tells the little- known story of Berlin brush and broom manufacturer Otto Weidt who uses cunning and payoffs to save his staff, most of them Jewish and most of them blind, from the clutches of the Gestapo. The story relies almost exclusively on the eyewitness accounts of Inge Deutschkron, the celebrated 92-year-old German-Jewish writer whom Weidt also saved from the Nazis. Years later he was recognised at Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial as one of the ‘righteous among the world’s nations’.
For the first time in our history, we bring back a classic.
Black and white cinematography adds an air of veracity to the charming period drama Hester Street (1975). In a nuanced performance that earned her an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress, Carol Kane plays Gitl, a young Jewish woman who is in for a rude awakening when she travels from Russia to New York’s Lower East Side in 1896 to join her husband Jake after several years apart. While Gitl clings to the long-standing traditions of her heritage, Jake is intent on adapting completely to his new life in America. Jake’s assimilation includes shedding all traces of the old world, including his wife.
A dedicated history teacher at a French high school taps lessons of the Holocaust in an effort to motivate her troubled students in an uplifting drama based on a true story. Determined to give the best education she can to her inner-city pupils, overcoming their apathy, however, is more difficult than expected. Undaunted, she tests her classroom with a unique assignment: a national competition on the theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps. The project is met with resistance, until a face-to-face encounter with a Holocaust survivor changes the class’s attitude dramatically. Despite their long-shot odds of winning, these once-rebellious teens soon begin to see one another – and themselves – in a whole new light.
This feel-good film was shown multiple times at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
The Huffington Post says this one “Wraps itself around your heart and holds tight”.
This deli documentary explores Jewish culture as it reflects the heart of a vital ethnic history. In Houston, third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has built arguably the finest delicatessen restaurant in the U.S, Kenny & Ziggy’s. His story – augmented by the stories of iconic delis such as Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate ‘n Al, Carnegie, and the Stage – embodies a tradition indelibly linked to its savory, nostalgic foods.
Followed by a performance of Broadway showtunes and delicious deli!