Upcoming: Portland Film Festival (Sept) - with director Steve Rivo

Theodore Bikel (May 2, 1924 - July 21, 2015)
We mourn the passing but celebrate the life of the incomparable Theodore Bikel, singer, actor, activist, and mensch. Mr. Bikel was an unstoppable performer and force of nature whose career spanned more than 150 screen roles and countless stage performances.
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Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Indiewire article by Leonard Maltin: Theodore Bikel, A Living Legend | Read Now

Upcoming Screenings: Berkshire JFF August

New Release: Raise the Roof
A New Documentary Film by Yari & Cari Wolinsky
BEST FILM Audience Award - Philadelphia JFF!
Upcoming Screenings: San Francisco JFF
July/Aug San Diego JFF Kickoff Event Aug 23
Recently featured on WCVB TV Boston Chronicle | Watch Now
San Francisco Examiner Feature Article | Read Now

Benya Krik - Aug. 29 Poland screening
The seamy Jewish underworld of Odessa is the setting for Isaac Babel's story based on the life of a gangster king. This Russian silent film will screen with live music at Kino Forum in Bialystok |

6 NCJF Films at Southampton JFF | Festival Site
August 9 - The Cantor's Son
August 16 - Being Jewish in France
August 23 - The Buchenwald Ball / Zahor
August 30 - The Last Marranos / Jews of the Spanish Homeland

NCJF @ San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
July 23-August 9
Carvalho's Journey - WORLD PREMIERE w/ filmmaker
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Raise the Roof - BIG NIGHT SCREENING w/ filmmakers | Details

Sir Nicholas Winton (1909 - 2015)
Winton, who rescued 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, has died at age 106. Celebrate Nicholas Winton and host a screening of Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good
at your special event.
NCJF Founder Sharon Pucker Rivo remembers Winton on Al Jazeera International
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The National Center for Jewish Film's
18th Annual Film Festival Jewishfilm.2015

It's a Wrap!

16 film premieres over 24 screenings with 2 dozen special guests!

Don't let history fade away.
Save endangered films.
Support the National Center for Jewish Film

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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
Critics Pick

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

Kol Nidre (1939) - NCJF Digital Restoration
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
CRITICS PICK - One of the Top 10 films of the year, San Francisco Chronicle
WINNER - CINE Golden Eagle Award

DVD Discounts & Special Offers
VHS to DVD Upgrades
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Special Collections
Women's Studies, Films by Edgar G. Ulmer, Films by Axel Corti & More!

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