This affectionate homage to a beloved Chicago eatery and its magnetic namesake, chronicles the final days of a restaurant as uniquely individual as its founder, a disabled Brooklyn native stigmatized by her interracial marriage during the 1960s, who achieved her dream to reinvent breakfast dining.
The storied 50-year career and legacy of a master storyteller, who was among the most influential and socially-conscious writers, producers and directors of American film, are encapsulated in this highly entertaining insider’s look at one of Hollywood’s greatest contributors.
Saddle up for a true adventure and dramatic first-person account on the Western Frontier, in this story of an unprecedented 19th century expedition of a Jewish-American pathfinder and artist who used daguerreotyping to bring stunning Western landscapes to life.
Secret recordings of Israeli soldiers who fought in the Six-Day War are heard for the first time, and raise difficult questions about the tragic paradox of Zionism and the cycle of violence that continues to plague the region. Winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary Film.
Sixty years after the Hollywood blockbuster Giant dared to tackle the issue of prejudice against Mexican-Americans, this documentary explores the cultural and social legacy of that landmark 1956 drama from Oscar-winning director George Stevens.
A bridegroom in Poland is possessed by a restless spirit during his own wedding celebration, in this sinister and at times darkly humorous modern-day take on the dybbuk legend of Jewish folklore, rooted in themes of Poland’s troubled Jewish past.
Historical events and government policies threaten the oldest neighborhood in East Los Angeles, the iconic multi-ethnic Boyle Heights, in this affecting and powerful examination of gentrification and the implications for shifting U.S. demographics.
Discovering themselves anew in old archival footage, Holocaust survivors are transported in time and gain identity and history, as they share profoundly moving recollections of being ferried to freedom, in this thought-provoking commentary on the global refugee crisis.
Flory Jagoda, a standard-bearer of ancient Judeo-Spanish music, has lovingly passed her rich Ladino heritage from former generations to the present, her notable career culminating in an extraordinary concert at the U.S. Library of Congress, all detailed in this joyous tribute.
Woody Allen stars as a schlemiel stumbling into unexpected nobility by aiding a blacklisted TV writer, in this briskly intelligent, 1976 McCarthy-era tragi-comedy that draws on real life incidents during the 1950’s Red Scare. The Oscar-nominated script was written by Walter Bernstein.
A heartthrob actor tests his misogynist theories before deciding to marry in this first Jewish musical-comedy talking picture, the fast-paced 1931 farce of love triangles and mistaken identities, starring Yiddish theater and film actor Ludwig Satz. Recently restored with new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film.
At the footsteps of her secret annex, tourists from around the world reveal the universal power of Anne Frank’s story, as girls roughly the same age as Anne read from her diary in many languages, in this original and inspiring treatment of a well-known subject.
Addressing journalistic freedom, the ongoing threat from Islamic fundamentalism, and the larger ideals of democratic nations, this potent tribute to the slaughtered Charlie Hebdo cartoonists chronicles the aftermath of the terrorist attack that galvanized France and much of the free world.