Jewish Film Festival 2023
The 22nd annual Jewish Film Festival is returning May 17-25 to The Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville.
This year’s selection includes three beloved films from past Jewish Film Festivals—A Fish in the Bathtub, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and iMordecai—along with seven new diverse, cinematic narratives and documentaries. The superb Israeli TV series, The Conductor, tells the story of the world-renowned musician and orchestra conductor Noah Gamliel, (Lior Ashkenazi, Karaoke) from Alon Zingman, the acclaimed director of Netflix’s TV sensation Stisel.
Sponsored by AJC Westchester/Fairfield and The National Endowment for the Arts, this year’s festival opens with the multi-award-winning, highly praised cinematic masterpiece SHTTL, a spellbinding, visually stunning film that captures the vibrant life of a Yiddish-speaking village 24 hours before the Nazi invasion of Soviet Ukraine. Three of the film’s stars will join on May 17 for a lively post-screening discussion.
Continuing to highlight extraordinary films from the US and around the globe, the Festival will showcase Let It Be Morning, from the director of The Band’s Visit; the tour-de-force America from Ofir Raul Graizer (The Cakemaker); March 68, a timeless love story set in 1960s Warsaw; and Our Almost Completely True Story, a delightful romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of love, dating, and romance past middle age, starring Mariette Hartley and Jerry Sroka.
In addition, two special screenings of the 2K restoration of Vittorio De Sica’s beloved Oscar winner for Best Foreign film in 1972, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis will be featured.
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