Funny Stories

The 90 Minute War

About the Film 

After decades of strife and failed peace talks, the Israelis and Palestinians decide to end their feud, on a soccer field, in this bold satire that reveals the petty nature of the differences dividing the Middle East.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
84 minutes

Family Commitments

About the Film 

Ethnic identity, family dysfunction and a sudden pregnancy upset the planned nuptials of an Arab-Jewish gay couple in this romantic comedy.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
85 minutes

The Jews

About the Film 

Starring some of French cinema’s finest contemporary actors, this provocative sketch comedy skewers the entire spectrum of anti-Semitic stereotypes, and pulls no punches in its takedown of bigoted ideas.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
111 minutes

Moos

About the Film 

A socially awkward young woman takes tentative steps towards independence and fulfilling a lifelong dream to find her uniquely beautiful voice, in this Dutch romantic dramedy brimming with beguiling characters.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
91 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

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

The Tenth Man

About the Film 

Returning to his Jewish Buenos Aires neighborhood after years away, a listless middle-aged everyman seeks to reconnect with his roots and larger than-life but distant father, in this genial charmer rich in character and observation, from Argentine auteur Daniel Burman.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
81 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

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