And Then, Violence
After recent Paris terror attacks, and in an increasingly violent and anti-Semitic atmosphere, a young secular Jewish law student questions whether she has become a target in the country she so dearly loves.
Arc of Justice
In 1968 a group of civil rights leaders flew to Israel to study land-based cooperative living and created New Communities, one of the largest Black-owned land trusts in America. This film follows the opposition they faced and the victories they achieved toward economic self-sufficiency in the wake of Jim Crow segregation.
Directors Helen Cohen and Mark Lipman in person.
Bacon & God's Wrath
A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to taste bacon for the first time.
Sundance Jury Award, Best Short Documentary
Told through 8mm and 16mm home movies found after being stored in a wardrobe for over 50 years, this intimate family story hints at something unspoken: snatches of tales of those left behind, of silence about the past, of absences unexplained, of non-existent family members.
After 16 years as a disaffected museum guard, Iris is finally offered a promotion. A careless mistake with a priceless work of art, however, forces her to decide how far she is willing to go to secure her rise up the social ladder.
I, Dalio-Or, The Rules of the Game
The great French actor, Marcel Dalio (Renoir’s Grand Illusion), made a career in French cinema of playing shady characters and small-time crooks: informers, blackmailers and gangsters. In other words, the stereotypical Jew. Landing in American cinema after fleeing the Nazis, he was no longer “the Jew,” but now “the Frenchman.” Filmmaker Mark Rappaport presents us with two Dalios, or are they the same?
Jews in Shorts: Docs (2016)
True life characters are often more compelling than fictional ones. A filmmaker’s childhood image from a forgotten home movie; a 90-year-old ready to eat bacon for the first time; a violinist parting with his sacred instrument, which changes the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl; a legendary actor with dual identities, French and Jewish. These are subjects of this year's emotionally compelling documentary shorts program.
- Joshua Moore
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 1:50 PM
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 12:20 PM
Jews in Shorts: Narratives (2016)
Comedy and drama can be found in many places: early ’90s New York, an Israeli drone control center, Paris in the aftermath of the recent terror attacks, Central Park invaded by a 20-piece marching band and an Israeli modern art museum. These are the diverse settings of this year’s dynamic and provocative narrative shorts program where the stories unfold in the most surprising of ways.
- Joshua Moore
And Then, Violence 15'
What Cheer 17'
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 11:30 AM
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 4:25 PM
Joseph Feingold, a Polish Holocaust survivor donates the violin he’s had for 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the nation’s poorest congressional district and unexpectedly, his own.