Early in World War I, a group of Orthodox Jews flee from the Cossack army in Polish Galicia. A secluded country inn becomes their temporary refuge, where emotional attachments, brief love...LEARN MORE.
A masterpiece of Polish cinema, a tragedy about the Warsaw ghetto involving an old tailor who tries to save his daughters and others. The film culminates with the Warsaw uprising of 1943...LEARN MORE.
Banned for decades, this rediscovered classic of Holocaust Cinema was shot only three years after the war ended, making it one of the first films to deal with the Holocaust. The film follows...LEARN MORE.
Comprising three narratives, Arnaud des Pallieres' profound film meditates on the lingering impact of the Holocaust on France. The first tale concerns the last survivor, who laments not...LEARN MORE.
Two explosive, shocking, and profound films from Amos Gitai. Set mostly in the West Bank before and during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon (some scenes were also shot there)...LEARN MORE.
FIFTH HORSEMAN IS FEAR, THE
A Jewish physician in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia works in a warehouse after the Nazi ban all Jews from holding professional positions. When he helps an injured political fugitive, he is...LEARN MORE.
The dreams and struggles of three generations of a Hungarian Jewish family are depicted in this award-winning drama. Against a backdrop of major 20th century events, director Frigyes...LEARN MORE.
The feature film debut of talented director Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff), this early example of American independent filmmaking is a fable about an old man with an odd effect on...LEARN MORE.
GOLEM: BIRTH OF A GOLEM
A powerful and unusual work, Birth of a Golem is a dreamlike "notebook" film exploring ideas for a feature film on the theme of the Golem. Gradually, the notebook takes on a life of its...LEARN MORE.
GOLEM: THE PETRIFIED GARDEN
A revelation from one of the world's great filmmakers. Amos Gitai turns his iconoclastic gaze to the collapse of the Soviet Union in a magnificent, wry, and oddly humorous film that...LEARN MORE.
GOLEM: THE SPIRIT OF EXILE
Amos Gitai fuses the Book of Ruth and other Biblical tales of exile with the Jewish legend of the Golem to create a Biblical parable for the modern world. Elimelech, Naomi, and their grown...LEARN MORE.
HOUSE / A HOUSE IN JERUSALEM
Two extremely simple yet utterly profound films, exploring the history of a house in East Jerusalem as a microcosm of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the first film, House (1980)...LEARN MORE.
ISA: THE PEOPLE'S DIVA
Isa Kremer lived life to the fullest as the premier singer of authentic Yiddish songs. The first woman to perform Yiddish songs on the concert stage, she legitimized the language as a valid...LEARN MORE.
JUST BEYOND THIS FOREST
In 1942 in Warsaw's ghetto, an Aryan washerwoman is rehired by the Jewish woman she worked for before the war, to take her young daughter to the countryside until the war is over...LEARN MORE.
LAST STAGE, THE
The horrible lives of female inmates of Auschwitz are chronicled in this chillingly accurate recreation of actual events. Filmed on location at the notorious German concentration camp...LEARN MORE.
LITTLE FAMILY CONVERSATION, A
French actress Helene Lapiower (Trouble Every Day) steps behind the camera to direct Petite Conversation Familiale, an intimate documentary that began as a chronicle of her Jewish family, who...LEARN MORE.
MEMORY OF WATER
Argentine filmmaker Hector Faver directs La Memoria del Agua, which presents the story of Joseph Gruferman, a concentration camp survivor, whose memories of his childhood in...LEARN MORE.
MY NAME WAS SABINA SPIELREIN
In 1977, a surprising find in Switzerland led to the re-discovery of one of the most important female figures in the early history of psychoanalysis. The found diaries and letters revealed...LEARN MORE.
PEOPLE'S GALA CONCERT
The film takes a deeper look into Russian anti-Semitism by showing archival accounts of famous Russian actor, Solomon Mikhoels and of Russian Jewish doctors charged for...LEARN MORE.
PRISONER OF HER PAST
Imagine surviving a war, earthquake, flood, or other disaster only to be stricken by nightmares, paranoia, and a sense that it's happening over and over again. What would you do? Prisoner of Her...LEARN MORE.
An award-winning look at World War II Budapest. A Jewish family hides out from Nazi occupancy with an opera singer whose beautiful voice is said to protect all from capture...LEARN MORE.
Andrzej Wajda's profound psychological study of a man who accidentally kills a schoolmate in a brawl and is imprisoned. He is released with the onset of World War II, only to be locked up...LEARN MORE.
SKY IS FALLING, THE
A moving film about the horrors of war and man's struggle for hope against all odds. Told through the eyes of a young girl, The Sky Is Falling follows a Jewish family who live an idyllic life in the...LEARN MORE.
TERRITORIES (SET) GITAI
A collection of thematically linked films by acclaimed director Amos Gitai. House (1980) and House in Jerusalem (1997) are two extremely simple yet utterly profound films, exploring the history of a house in East Jerusalem as a microcosm for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Combined running time: 148 minutes). Wadi 1981-1991 and Wadi Grand Canyon 2001 (180 mins.) are three interlocking films depicting a group of Arab and Israelis who nurture a fragile culture of coexistence over a span of twenty years. Field Diary (1982, 83 mins.) is an explosive, shocking, and profound film. Set mostly in the West Bank before and during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon (some scenes were also shot there), it explores, as the film states it, "how the occupation manifests itself, and how violence against th e Palestinians is legitimized." Its earliest screenings were greeted with vicious anger from armed Israeli soldiers; and the aftermath led to Gitai's decade-long exile from Israel. Arena of Murder (1996, 80 mins.), finds Gitai investigating the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin three weeks after the event. In Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, English and other languages, with English Subtitles. Amos Gitai---Israel/France---1980-2001
WE ARE GOING TO AMERICA
The familiar tale of an immigrant family's journey to America is turned into a magical mystery tour as seen through the eyes of 11-year old Motl. The boy's imagination spins wildly as he...LEARN MORE.
WHO WAS KAFKA?
Franz Kafka, renowned author of The Metamorphosis and The Trial, is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Plagued by sleepwalking, Kafka wrote almost...LEARN MORE.