USA

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

About the Film 

Boycotting versus competing in Hitler’s Olympics, is the basis for this examination of the complex racial politics of the 1936 Summer Games, as experienced by the trailblazing but largely forgotten athletes most impacted.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
82 minutes

On the Map

About the Film 

Demoralized after the Yom Kippur War and Munich massacre, Israel’s unforgettable upset win by the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team against the four-time Soviet champs, is exhilaratingly recounted.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
85 minutes

The Pickle Recipe

About the Film 

A cash-strapped party emcee and his devious uncle scheme to steal a secret recipe, in this genial family comedy with comedian Jon Dore, Oscarnominee David Paymer and Sex and the City actress Lynn Cohen.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

Radio Days

About the Film 

Bolstered by a standout ensemble that delivers loads of laughs, this witty love letter to the golden age of radio draws on childhood memories, and a wall-to-wall jazz soundtrack and period tunes, to evoke a nostalgic slice of 1940s Jewish-American life in the New York boroughs, with the filmmaker reminiscing in his winsome voiceover.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
88 minutes

Restoring Tomorrow

About the Film 

The audacious renovation of a national treasure, the opulent 1929 Wilshire Boulevard Temple, home to the oldest Jewish congregation in LA, and now a center for Jewish life and social services for an ethnically diverse region, is recounted in this hopeful vision for new generations of LA’s Jewish community.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
76 minutes

Schube Strong

About the Film 

A resilient Atlanta family and their courageous battle with cancer, and the generational effects of a genetic gene mutation. 

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
13 minutes

There Are Jews Here

About the Film 

Once-thriving Jewish communities, comprising approximately one million Jews, in rural and small-town America, from the Rust Belt and Deep South to the far West, struggle to maintain their traditions and legacies, in this exploration of ageold venerable questions of religious identity and continuity.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

To Be or Not to Be

About the Film 

Jack Benny and Carole Lombard are married thespians caught in a WWII escapade in Ernst Lubitsch’s screwball anti-Nazi masterpiece that opened just after America went to war, perhaps the most daring film of its day, criticized for juxtaposing comedy against Hitler’s invasion of Poland, but today considered a satirical classic.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

Wig Shop

About the Film 

Emily Mortimer portrays a Los Angeles Orthodox woman who uncovers a life-changing secret from a hairdresser along a melting pot stretch of Pico Boulevard. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
16 minutes

Wrestling Jerusalem

About the Film 

Creatively adapting his acclaimed one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, playwright-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of diverse characters on all sides of the existential divide, while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reigniting hope for the future of this troubled region.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

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