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Body and Soul: An American Bridge

About the Film 

The story of a beloved song–”Body and Soul”–in the jazz repertoire shows the complex musical interplay between Jewish and African-American cultures, and the power of song to break barriers. San Francisco Black Film Festival Best Music Documentary winner.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
58 minutes

The Chop

About the Film 

An offbeat comedy about an out-of-work kosher butcher who finagles a job at a halal meat shop. Winner of Audience Awards at the DC and Palm Springs shorts festivals.

 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
17 minutes

Curpigeon

About the Film 

3D animation captures the unlikely community of park pigeons and their aged human counterparts who support one another through a great loss. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
10 minutes

Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana

About the Film 

A young Canadian filmmaker undergoes a transformative spiritual journey in the most unlikely of places, as she follows the ongoing struggle for acceptance and continuity by the Jews of Ghana, and re-examines the age-old question of what makes someone Jewish.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
84 minutes

Eva Hesse

About the Film 

The landmark painter-turned-sculptor who created wildly imaginative abstract art and pioneered the use of industrial materials, is profiled in this poetic biography. Overcoming gender barriers to redefine her medium, Hesse’s brief career helped usher in the 1960s post-minimalist movement.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
108 minutes

Finding Babel

About the Film 

Readings by actor Liev Schreiber, and stylized illustrations combining archival imagery and impressionistic animation, augment this account of a grandson’s search for the legacy of the greatest prose writer of Russian Jewry. Babel’s subversive works confronted a turbulent history that echoes through to the dark political climate of today’s Russia.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

The Freedom to Marry

About the Film 

A reminder of the ongoing crusade against discrimination, this exhilarating and inspiring film reveals the inner workings and key players of the LGBT marriage equality movement and the historic Obergefell v. Hodges case.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
86 minutes

Germans & Jews

About the Film 

Germany’s torturous postwar reckoning and reconciliation, and eventual transformation, are examined through a series of incisive dialogues with everyday citizens, who offer an eye opening cross-section of generational attitudes on today’s Germany.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
76 minutes

Good Business

About the Film 

A visionary South African retail entrepreneur defies his country’s Apartheid laws and ruthless cartels to build an ethical company in an amoral society. 

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
25 minutes

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