The Light Ahead (1939, USA, NCJF restoration)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Nov. 14, 9:00 pm @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Tickets at www.oscars.org


NCJF co-presents Havana Curveball
@Boston Jewish Film Festival
Sunday, November 9, 2:15 pm | Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
| Buy Tickets
Event Screening & Q&A w/ Director Ken Schneider & Mica Jarmel-Schneider



New Release: Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Haifa International Film Festival (Oct. 14) | Link
Orange County Jewish Film Festival (Oct. 28) | Link
This film focuses on two extraordinary icons– legendary Yiddish playwright Sholom Aleichem and the contemporary stage actor Theodore Bikel– taking us on an journey from the heart of one Jewish cultural treasure into the soul of another.
In the News: Public Radio International Interview with Theodore Bikel | Link


Golden Age of Yiddish Cinema in America (1937-1940)
Doc Films, Chicago | Link
Nine NCJF restored films screen on Sundays from October through December
October:
Green Fields, Two Sisters, The Singing Blacksmith, Motel the Operator
Chicago Reader Article | Link


Mamele starring Molly Picon - New NCJF Digital Restoration
Vienna Jewish Film Festival (Oct. 14) | Link
Orange County Jewish Film Festival (Nov. 5) Link
“Sparkling gem of the NYJFF… Picon is so delicious and quirky, you want to give her a knip in bekl (pinch her cheek).” – Forward


American Jerusalem:
Jews and the Making of San Francisco
- New Release

Arizona Jewish Historical Society (Oct. 14) | Link

Oregon Jewish Museum (Oct. 23) - Screening added! | Link
Winner 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award



Punk Jews - Now Available on DVD & Blu-ray
JCC of Greater Boston (Oct. 8) | Link

Jewish Culture Days - Olomouc, Czech Rep. (Oct. 20) | Link
Charter Oak Cultural Center - Hartford, CT (Oct. 28) | Link
"The film has the peculiar feel of a version of 60 Minutes concocted by the demented offspring of some MTV producer and a wonder-working chasidic mystic." - The Jewish Week


New Release: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
"A fascinating assemblage of interviews, footage, and analysis. It is highly recommended." –Jewish Daily Forward

In the News: New book on Eichmann trial by Bettina Stangneth
"Taking the Banality Out of Evil", Forward |
Link
"...Evil but not Banal", New York Times | Link


Kol Nidre - Now Available on DVD & Blu-ray
NCJF Digital Restoration
Recently Screened - Musuem of Jewish Heritage, NYC |
Link
A bissel of this, a bissel of that, Kol Nidre has a little bit of everything, combining family melodrama and romance with popular songs, cantorial music and comic bits in an inventive pastiche of themes and styles.
"The most bizarre film you will see all year." - Jewish Week


How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire Now Available on DVD & Blu-ray
Atlantic Jewish Film Festival - Halifax, Nova Scotia (Oct. 14) | Link
"A barnstorming tale of vodka and revolution." –BBC Radio
"Charming, inventive and lively." –Time Out London



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Support the National Center for Jewish Film Preservation Fund



Sharon Pucker Rivo:
Nazi Propaganda & the Power of Image
| Link
National Archives at Kansas City - Wednesday, Sept. 10
National World War I Museum - Kansas City, MO
Illustrated lecture included rare propaganda restored films from the collection of
The National Center for Jewish Film


NCJF remembers our friend and colleague Kate Regan
University of Portland professor & director of
Fiestaremos! Judy Frankel and the Sephardic Music Tradition



Bel Kaufman (1911-2014) Teacher, author, granddaughter of Sholem Aleichem passed away at age 101
Ms. Kaufman is interviewed in NCJF's new film Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
The Forward | Link
JWA | Link


NCJF remembers our friend and colleague Paul Mazursky (1930 - 2014)
Watch Mazursky's final film Yippee: A Journey to Jewish Joy
Scott Foundas, Variety | Link
Robert McFadden, New York Times | Link

Elaine Woo, LA Times | Link



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