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The Athens Jewish Film Festival is back, and bigger and better than ever. Events span five days, beginning with a Sunday gala at the Georgia Museum of Art and ending with a closing party at the Rialto Club, Hotel Indigo’s music venue. In between are movies and shorts from the Ukraine, Australia, the United States, Germany, Israel, Canada, France...
GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II  will be broadcast nationally on PBS on April 11, 2018 at 10pm (check local listings). The film is also available for purchase on DVD from Shop PBS https://player.vimeo.com/video/241957031 GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II. Through...
Festival Preview When filmmaker Tiffany Shlain lived in Seattle briefly during the early ’90s, she had an apartment in Pioneer Square that she was very excited about. “I remember , ‘Dad, I have a view of the water from my loft,’ and then he came, and I had a huge freeway in front of my window. If you stood on your...
The 33rd annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival -- the third longest festival of its kind in North America -- is back with a dozen films from around the world, including Israel, India, Hungary, Denmark, Poland, Sweden, Australia, Austria and the United States. Among the often poignant and powerful films is "A Tale of Love and Darkness" -- featuring the...
With a strong message of promoting “Jewish values and diversity through the medium of film,” the Barshop Jewish Community Center in San Antonio will “raise community awareness of Jewish identity, history and culture” with their annual Jewish Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place over five days and screen 12 feature films and two shorts across a variety of...
American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs narrated by Amy Madigan (the anti-Trumpism film of 2018 for all political activists) screens: Please help spread the word. I worked on this film for 6 years and now I need your help to send it to people you know in these cities (listed below) as well as send me...
The Savannah Jewish Film Festival is back with nine films to share with the community. For more than a decade, the celebration of fresh voices and narratives in the Jewish community has brought one-of-a-kind, acclaimed films to town. For the 2018 festival, JFF offers a spectrum of picks for movie lovers, ranging from comedy to drama to documentary. This year marks the...
PARK CITY, Utah (AFP) — If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell’s astonishing story of Jewish triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real. His debut feature documentary “Three Identical Strangers,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, introduces Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David...
This year’s 27th New York Jewish Film Festival has a well-put-together mix of new documentaries, film narratives, short films, and works by new filmmakers. It is a return to a world-class festival after a few years of errant choices, where films with questionable Jewish content were shown and odd showcases that had no real Jewish content were the norm....
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NEW YORK — A title card before the start of “The Testament” states that it is “inspired by events that took place in the last days of WWII in Austria.” As the film opens in Israel on January 11, we ask: Does that mean this is a true story? Partly a true story? If so, which part? And why does...

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