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July 2020

NJJFF: An Irrepressible Woman

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July 9 @ 12:00 am - July 11 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival PURCHASE TICKETS DOCUMENTARY Director: Laurent Heynemann 2019, 105 minutes France / French It is 1940, and Léon Blum — the Jewish socialist politician and three-time Prime Minister of France — has been imprisoned at Buchenwald. Jeanne Reichenbach, in love with Blum since she was a teenager but married and with a son, is driven to link her fate with Blum’s. As the Nazis invade France, she abandons her comfortable life and risks everything…

NJJFF: The Spy Behind Home Plate

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July 10 @ 12:00 am - July 12 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Live Zoom Discussion with Filmmaker Aviva Kempner - July 12 at 7:30pm PURCHASE TICKETS Please note that when purchasing tickets during the viewing window, links will not be sent between Friday, July 10 at 8pm and Saturday, July 11 at 9:30pm in observance of Shabbat.  All tickets purchased during that time will be sent links after the conclusion of Shabbat. DOCUMENTARY Director: Aviva Kempner 2019 • 101 minutes • USA / English Award-winning…

NJJFF: Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations

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July 12 @ 12:00 am - July 14 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Live Zoom Discussion with Filmmaker Andrew Goldberg - July 15 at 7:30pm PURCAHSE TICKETS DOCUMENTARY Director: Andrew Goldberg 2020 • 85 minutes • USA, United Kingdom, France, Hungary / English A look at the rise of anti-Semitism today in the United States, France, Great Britain, and Hungary. The film provides an analysis of its resurgence, featuring interviews with Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, academics, activists, and journalists, as well as survivors of the attacks…

NJJFF: Flawless

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July 15 @ 12:00 am - July 17 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival PURCHASE TICKETS NJ PREMIERE NARRATIVE Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon 2018 • 97 minutes • Israel, Germany / Hebrew, Russian, English Seventeen-year-old Eden discovers that her two best friends are planning to sell their kidneys and use the money to pay for cosmetic surgery and dresses for the prom at their Israeli high school. Eden, who is secretly a transgender woman, realizes that joining their venture may be the answer to her prayers.…

NJJFF: Love in Suspenders

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July 17 @ 12:00 am - July 20 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival PURHCASE TICKETS NARRATIVE Director: Jorge Weller 2019 • 102 minutes • Israel / Hebrew When Tami, a 60-something widow who can’t let go of her late husband, hits Beno, a 70-year-old lone wolf widower, with her car, the last thing on her mind is romance. Wanting only to stop him from suing her, she invites him to her apartment, setting off a series of emotional, but comic struggles. They get closer, break up,…

NJJFF: Advocate

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July 19 @ 12:00 am - July 21 @ 11:59 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Live Zoom Discussion with Andrew Silow-Carroll, editor-in-chief of “The New York Jewish Week” - July 21 at 7:30pm PURCHASE TICKETS   NJ PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY Directors: Philippe Bellaiche, Racheal Leah Jones 2019, 114 minutes Israel, Canada, Switzerland / Arabic, Hebrew, English For five decades, Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel has defended Palestinians charged with a range of crimes. Now, she and her team are representing Ahmad, a 13-year-old implicated in a knife attack in Jerusalem.…

NJJFF: The Mover

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July 22 @ 12:00 am - July 24 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival PURCHASE TICKETS NARRATIVE Director: Davis Simanis 2018 • 87 minutes • Latvia / Latvian, German, Yiddish This award-winning feature film is based on the true story of Žanis Lipke, a Latvian blue-collar worker honored as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. Despite the threat of danger to his own family, Lipke embarks on a covert operation to save local Jews from Nazi persecution and certain death, moving them from the Riga ghetto…

NJJFF: The Dead of Jaffa

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July 24 @ 12:00 am - July 26 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival PURCHASE TICKETS NJ PREMIERE NARRATIVE Director: Ram Loevy 2019 • 96 minutes • Israel / Arabic, English, Hebrew Three orphaned children from the West Bank are smuggled into Israel and brought to distant relatives George and Rita in Jaffa. Rita embraces them as her own, but George fears the repercussions if the Israeli authorities discover they are sheltering the young illegal aliens. Meanwhile, nearby, a British film director is making a movie about…

NJJFF: Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

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July 26 @ 12:00 am - July 28 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Live Zoom Discussion with Filmmaker Oren Rudavsky and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael Rothfeld - July 27 at 7:30pm PURCHASE TICKETS DOCUMENTARY Director: Oren Rudavsky • 2018 • 85 minutes • USA / English Joseph Pulitzer, a Jewish immigrant from Hungary, was a gifted journalist before becoming a successful publisher and businessman. Famous in his own time for his outspoken and cantankerous editorial voice, visual style, and financial success, Pulitzer emerges as the country’s…

NJJFF: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

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July 28 @ 12:00 am - July 29 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival PURCHASE TICKETS NJ PREMIERE NARRATIVE Director: Caroline Link 2019 • 119 minutes • Germany, Switzerland / German, French, English In 1933, nine-year-old Anna must flee Berlin with her family to join her father, a well-known Jewish journalist escaping the Nazis, in Zurich. She has to leave everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, and face a new life full of challenges and privations abroad. This film is brought to you by Myrna and…

NJJFF: Douze Points

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July 31 @ 12:00 am - August 2 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival PURCHASE TICKETS NJ PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY Director: Danny Sirkin 2019, 90 minutes Israel / Hebrew, French, English Growing up in Paris’s Muslim quarter, Rasoul Abu-Marzuk and Tarik Jihad were best friends. But when Tarik comes out of the closet at 15, Rasoul turns his back on his friend, and Tarik is ostracized from the community. Now “TJ” is a proudly gay singer on his way to represent France in Europe’s biggest song contest. But…

August 2020

NJJFF: The Rabbi Goes West

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August 2 @ 12:00 am - August 4 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Live Zoom Discussion with Filmmakers Amy Geller and Gerald Peary - Aug 4 at 7:30pm PURCHASE TICKETS NJ PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY Directors: Amy Geller and Gerald Peary 2019 • 73 minutes • English Chaim Bruk, a Chabad rabbi, moves to the unlikely area of Bozeman, Montana, to bring his brand of Judaism to the American West. Part of his mission is to place a mezuzah on the doorpost of every Jewish home in the…

NJJFF: The Euphoria of Being

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August 2 @ 12:00 am - August 8 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival PURCHASE TICKETS NJ PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY Director: Réka Szabó 2019 • 83 minutes • Hungary / Hungarian Eva Fahidi survived Auschwitz; her mother, father, sister, and 49 family members were killed, and she returned alone to Hungary after the war. When the nonagenarian is asked to participate in a dance theater duet about her life, with acclaimed young dancer Emese Cuhorka, the two women embark on a process of creative interaction on stage, intertwining…

NJJFF: Closing Night! Crescendo

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August 7 @ 12:00 am - August 9 @ 11:30 pm
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20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival PURCHASE TICKETS NJ PREMIERE NARRATIVE Director: Dror Zahavi 2019, 123 minutes Israel / Hebrew When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck accepts a job to help establish an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he steps into a tempest of discord and mistrust. The young musicians have grown up in a state of conflict, with fear governing each group’s perceptions of the other. Sporck’s essential task becomes more personal than musical: to create an ensemble in which the…

September 2020

33rd Annual Shirley C. Green Memorial Symposium: Israel Update

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September 10 @ 12:30 pm
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 United States
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With Dov Ben-Shimon, Executive Vice President/CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Prior to joining Federation, Dov was assistant executive vice president and director of board development of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Born in England, Dov moved to Israel at the age of 18. He was an Air Force rescue medic and Infantry combat medic in the Israel Defense Forces. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in international relations from the Hebrew University. Thursday, September 10,…