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Mr. Bernstein

About the Film 

A daughter meets the famous music conductor who lifted her father’s spirits in a postwar refugee camp. Best Drama prize at the Toronto International Short Film Festival. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
12 minutes

Mr. Gaga

About the Film 

An eight-year collaboration between filmmaker Tomer Heymann and his complex subject Ohad Naharin, led to this exuberant feast for the senses, which illuminates the creative process of a bold Israeli choreographer known as a prickly taskmaster and charismatic genius, but hailed as an icon of modern dance. Documentary Audience Award winner at the SXSW Film Festival.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
100 minutes

My Favorite Year

About the Film 

In this riotous paean to the chaotic early days of live television, directed by actor Richard Benjamin, Peter O’Toole gives a flamboyant Oscar nominated performance as a booze-loving, womanizing Hollywood movie star, cut down to size by the small screen. An outstanding supporting cast rounds out this comedy classic.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

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

Past Life

About the Film 

Two Israeli sisters unravel the shocking truth about their father’s murky wartime past, in this hybrid detective thriller and heart-tugging melodrama, based on fact, by award-winning filmmaker Avi Nesher.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
107 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

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