The Light Ahead (1939, USA, NCJF restoration)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Nov. 14, 9:00 pm @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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NCJF co-presents Wot? No Fish!!
Friday, Oct. 31, 8 pm | Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 pm | Sunday, Nov. 2, 2 pm
@Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston

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Premiering to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, Wot? No Fish!! tells the true story of a Jewish family living in 20th-century London.

NCJF co-presents Havana Curveball
@Boston Jewish Film Festival
Sunday, November 9, 2:15 pm | Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
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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 • Australia Jewish Film Festival
Jewish Film Festival • Sedona International Film Festival
San Diego
Jewish Film Festival • Chicago Spertus Institute
Palm Beach
Jewish Film Festival • Boulder Jewish Film Festival
Jewish Film Festival • Orange County Jewish Film Festival

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
November Screenings:
Kol Nidre, The Light Ahead, Mirele Efros, Tevye
Chicago Reader Article | Link

Mamele starring Molly Picon - New NCJF Digital Restoration
Orange County Jewish Film Festival (Nov. 5) | Link
Worcester Yiddish Film Festival (Dec. 16) | 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

Beth Tzedec Calgary Jewish Film Festival - Calgary, Canada (Nov. 9) | Link

Winner 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award

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 |
"...Evil but not Banal", New York Times | Link

Kol Nidre - Now Available on DVD & Blu-ray
NCJF Digital Restoration
Jewish International Film Festival - Australia (Nov. 9, 11 & 16) |
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 (Nov. 15) | Link
"A barnstorming tale of vodka and revolution." –BBC Radio
"Charming, inventive and lively." –Time Out London

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Sir Nicholas Winton, 105, Wins Czech Highest Honor!
British diplomat saved 669 Czechoslovak children from the Nazis. The saved children have 5,000 descendants.
Nicholas Winton:The Power of Good

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

Punk Jews - Now Available on DVD & Blu-ray

"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

Special Offers - DVD Discounts
VHS to DVD Upgrades
Save up to 50% when you replace VHS tapes in your library with DVDs of the same title.

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

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