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6 Films To Watch At The New York Jewish Film Festival

On January 11th, in partnership with the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Jewish Film Festival will return for its 26th edition. The festival offers a varied look at the world of Jewish film, both in terms of genre and time period. In addition to the newer films that make up the majority of the festival, there will also be showings of old classics such as Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Three Penny Opera” and, as a tribute to the recently deceased Gene Wilder, a screening of Mel Brooks’ “The Producers.”

The Festival, which continues until January 24th, splits its programming time evenly between documentary and non-documentary film and also includes an international shorts program. Below, preview six films which we are especially excited to see:

Stefan Zweig, Farewell To Europe

MARIA SCHRADER, AUSTRIA/FRANCE/GERMANY, 2016, 106MIN

Scarred Hearts

RADU JUDE, ROMANIA, 2016, 141MIN

Mr. Gaga

TOMER HEYMANN, ISRAEL/SWEDEN/GERMANY/NETHERLANDS, 2015, 100MIN

Stars

KONRAD WOLF, EASTGERMANY/BULGARIA, 1959, 88MIN, GERMAN, BULGARIAN, YIDDISH, AND LADINO WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Peshmerga

BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY, FRANCE, 2016, 92MIN

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

EMMANUEL BOURDIEU, FRANCE/BELGIUM, 2016, 97MIN, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Screenings will take place primarily at the Walter Reade Theater, with a small number taking place at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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