New York: Jewish Film Festival, Jan. 13-28

The 19th New York Jewish Film Festival will run January 13-28, sponsored by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center.

NYBlueprint.com offered details.

The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 19th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at The Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater, The Jewish Museum, and The JCC in Manhattan, January 13-28, 2010.

The festival’s 32 features and shorts from 13 countries—28 screening in their U.S. or New York premieres—present a diverse global perspective on the Jewish experience. Several filmmakers and special guests will join in onstage discussions following the screenings.

Films include the New York premiere of Lukás Pribyl’s “Forgotten Transports: To Poland,“ which looks into the lives of Czech Jews deported by the Nazis to camps and ghettos in Eastern Poland’s Lublin region during the Holocaust. I’ve known Lukás since he came to Israel to interview and film survivors.

There will also be two restored archival films: (1947) “The Axe Of Wandsbek,” (1935) Yiddish classic “Bar Mitzvah,” with Boris Thomashefsky in his only film performance. The other films and documentaries:


“Saviors in the Night”
“Within the Whirlwind”
“Einsatzgruppen: The Death Brigades”
“The Jazz Baroness”

“Mary and Max,”
“Ajami”

“Eyes Wide Open”
“Ultimatum”
“Valentina’s Mother”
“Protector”

“Berlin ’36”
“Gruber’s Journey”
“Happy End.”
“Gevald!”

“Chronicle of a Kidnap”
“Ahead of Time”

“Making the Crooked Straight”
“Human Failure”
“Leap Of Faith”
“Leon Blum: For All Mankind”
“A History of Israeli Cinema”
“Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness”
“The Peretzniks”

For details on each film or documentary, tickets and all festival information, click here.

Most screenings will be at the Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, with other screenings at The Jewish Museum (5th and 92nd St.) and the JCC in Manhattan (Amsterdam at W. 76th St.). Single tickets are $11; seniors, $8; Film Society and Museum members and students, $7.

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