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The National Center for Jewish Film's
18th Annual Film Festival Jewishfilm.2015
April 30 - May 15



New Release: Raise the Roof
A New Documentary Film by Yari & Cari Wolinsky
Now on tour!
Philadelphia - May 4 | Boston - May 14 | Los Angeles - May 18-19

Raise the Roof recently featured on WCVB Boston Chronicle | Watch Now


Sharon Pucker Rivo honored by
Washington Jewish Film Festival
at Breaking Home Ties event screening
| Festival Site

Read feature on Rivo & NCJF in Washington Post | Article


NCJF at Washington DC Jewish Film Festival | Festival Site
American Matchmaker Starring Leo Fuchs, “Yiddish Fred Astaire”
DC Premiere - NCJF Film Restoration
Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Centerpiece screening with Theodore Bikel Live
Breaking Home Ties – DC Premiere - NCJF Film Restoration
2 or 3 Things I Know About Him



“Je Suis Charlie, Je Suis Juif”
Yves Jeuland’s documentary Being Jewish in France (Comme un Juif en France)
Upcoming Screening: UK Jewish Film Festival | March 30, 7:15 pm @ JW3
“There's a Yiddish saying: 'Hard to be a Jew'; Jeuland's film adds the qualifier 'in France.' Unlike similar American docs, Being Jewish in France is neither a bittersweet nor a triumphalist tale of adaptation and achievement.” —Village Voice




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New Release: Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Upcoming Screening: April 1, 8:00 pm | The Avalon Theater, Washington DC
San Francisco
JFF • Haifa International FF • Australia JFF • Warsaw JFF• Sedona International FF • Las Vegas JFF • San Diego JFF • Chicago Spertus Institute • Palm Beach JFF (CLOSING) • Boulder JFF • Phoenix JFF (CENTERPIECE) • East Bay JFF • Orange County JFF • Hartford JFF • Atlanta JFF (CLOSING) • Washington JFF (CENTERPIECE) • Sarasota JFF (OPENING) • Seattle JFF • Detroit JFF • Houston JFF • Baltimore JFF (OPENING) • Viennale/Austria Film Archive • Westchester JFF


New York Premiere at Lincoln Center
A Child of the Ghetto - New NCJF Digital Restoration
New York Jewish Film Fesival January 2015 | Festival Site
1910 Silent Short Film Directed by D.W. Griffith

Read- Rave review in the New Yorker


In the News: Theodore Bikel
Mr. Bikel will be making appearances in Phoenix, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Sarasota
Scottsdale, Arizona declares February 15 "Theodore Bikel Day" celebrating screening at Phoenix Jewish Film Festival and Lifetime Achievement Award  | Link
Public Radio International Interview with Theodore Bikel | Link


Mamele starring Molly Picon - NCJF Digital Restoration
“Sparkling gem… Picon is so delicious and quirky, you want to give her a knip in bekl (pinch her cheek).” – Forward
“Here are words to live by: Anything with Molly Picon is worth seeing. Mamele (is a) marvelous comic melodrama.” – KQED Public Radio
Indiewire
Critics Pick


Mahler on the Couch - On DVD & Blu-ray
A sensory feast of art, sex and celebrity in fin-de-siècle Vienna
"Very witty and erotic” - The Hollywood Reporter
"An eccentric and expressionistic reverie on love, loss, and the birth of modern marriage." - Village Voice
"An artfully composed film, framed with aesthetic care and scored with Mahler’s music, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen” - The New York Times


The Trial of Adolf Eichmann - On DVD & Blu-ray
"A fascinating assemblage of interviews, footage, and analysis. It is highly recommended." –Jewish Daily Forward
"Taking the Banality Out of Evil", Forward |
Link
"...Evil but not Banal", New York Times | Link


How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire - On DVD & Blu-ray
A filmmaker in search of his roots becomes an accidental vodka entrepreneur!

"A barnstorming tale of vodka and revolution." –BBC Radio
"Charming, inventive and lively." –Time Out London
"A tender, extraordinary underdog tale filled with humor... A heady delight that will warm your cockles." –Empire Magazine


Kol Nidre (1939) - NCJF Digital Restoration - On DVD & Blu-ray
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.



American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco - On DVD
CRITICS PICK - One of the Top 10 films of the year, San Francisco Chronicle
WINNER - CINE Golden Eagle Award


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Women's Studies, Films by Edgar G. Ulmer, Films by Axel Corti & More!



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