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New York Jewish Film Festival 2019

Jan 9, 2019
New York Jewish Film Festival 2019

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are continuing their successful partnership to present the 28th annual New York Jewish Film Festival featuring more than 30 films over 12 days of viewing. This year's series, which will run from Wednesday, January 9 to Tuesday, January 23, showcases documentary, narrative, and short films including international and restored pieces, all of which explore the Jewish identity around the world in intimate and political spaces. Click here for the official festival brochure. 

Opening night of this year's series features a french film by Eric Barbier titled Promise at Dawn, which tells the story of Jewish novelist Romain Gary, recounting his impoverished childhood in Poland, his time as a fighter pilot in WWII, and his relationship with his single mother. Other films that will screen include: Chasing Portraits, a documentary about the history of a collection of over 800 works of art kept safe during Nazi occupation in Poland; The Tobacconist, a film about young love in Nazi occupied Vienna with Sigmund Freud as a prominent character; Life According to Agfa, a restored film from 1992 about a series of characters and situations in a Tel Aviv bar over the course of one evening; and so much more! Many screenings include Q&A sessions with directors and/or historians that complement the content of the pieces.

Click here to view the selection of films for this year. Tickets are $15 per person for the general public (with special pricing for students and members). Opening night tickets are $25 or $20 for members. Click here for additional ticket information. 

Photo credit: still from Toman by Ondřej Trojan