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112 Weddings
Acclaimed filmmaker Doug Block (51 Birch Street) has supported his documentary career by shooting weddings. 112 marriages later, Block revisits nine of his favorite couples.
Film Info
Director(s):Doug Block
Country:USA
Year:2014
Language:English
Running Time:95 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Boston Theatrical Premiere
Topic:Love
Family Relationships
Interfaith Dating and Marriage
In Person/Special Program:Director Doug Block (11/9, 11/10)
Subject Rabbi Jonathan Blake (11/10)
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/112Weddings
Twitter:@112Weddings
Reviews:http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews/hot-docs-review-112-weddings-1201170381/
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/112-weddings-sheffield-review-711629
Supported By:Cateing by Andrew
Sun, Nov 9 7:45 PM
Mon, Nov 10 7:00 PM7:15 PM
Wed, Nov 12 7:00 PM
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24 Days
A gripping, shocking tale of modern- day anti-Semitism based on the 2006 kidnapping of Ilan Halimi, a Parisian Jew, by a suburban gang who, believing all Jews are rich, demands a huge ransom.
Film Info
Director(s):Alexandre Arcady
Country:France
Year:2014
Language:French
Running Time:109 minutes
Type of Film:Fiction
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Anti-Semitism
Family Relationships
Thriller
Violence
France
Twitter:@MenemshaFilms
Reviews:http://nextprojection.com/2014/05/03/toronto-jewish-film-festival-24-days-review/
http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/the-latest/24-days/5071131.article
Sat, Nov 8 7:00 PM
Mon, Nov 10 7:00 PM
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Above and Beyond
A rowdy, flamboyant group of mostly American Jewish World War II pilots became Israel’s first air force and prevented the annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth.
Film Info
Director(s):Roberta Grossman
Country:USA
Year:2013
Language:English
Running Time:87 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Israeli History
American Jewish Life
History
Israeli Independence
In Person/Special Program:Producer Nancy Spielberg
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Above-and-Beyond/162971693900890
Twitter:@nancyspielberg
Reviews:http://www.jewishtribune.ca/features/2013/02/19/aove-and-beyond-the-birth-of-the-israeli-air-force
http://www.haaretz.com/life/movies-television/.premium-1.602583
Sponsored By:Stone/Teplow Families Charitable Fund
Tue, Nov 11 7:15 PM
Wed, Nov 12 1:00 PM
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Anywhere Else
Noa, played by the versatile and talented Neta Riskin (she also stars in The Gordin Cell screening on Nov. 6 at the Brattle), is an emotional grad student living in Berlin. After a professional crisis, she flees her German boyfriend and her adopted city for a trip home to her dysfunctional but lovable Israeli family.
Film Info
Program:The Fifth Commandment Series
FreshFlix
Director(s):Ester Amrami
Country:Germany
Year:2014
Language:German
English
Hebrew
Running Time:82 minutes
Type of Film:Fiction
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Family Relationships
Young Adults
Sexual Content
Interfaith Dating and Marriage
In Person/Special Program:Actress Neta Riskin
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/anderswofilm?filter=2
Reviews:http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews/film-review-anywhere-else-1201118007/
http://www.shalomlife.com/culture/23271/tjff-review-anywhere-else/
Supported By:Goethe Institut
Sat, Nov 8 9:30 PM
Sun, Nov 16 3:30 PM
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An Apartment in Berlin
This provocative documentary follows three friends who are among thousands of young Israelis living in Berlin.
Film Info
Director(s):Alice Agneskirchner
Country:Germany
Year:2013
Language:English
German
Hebrew
Running Time:84 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:Immigration
Faith and Spirituality
Holocaust
History
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/einapartmentinberlin
Reviews:http://www.crearsa.com/en/an-apartment-in-berlin-3/
Sun, Nov 9 12:30 PM
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Bureau 06
This riveting, true detective story features the Israeli police investigators who researched and prepared the charges against Adolf Eichmann for his infamous 1960 public trail.
Film Info
Director(s):Yoav Halevy
Country:Israel
Year:2013
Language:German
Hebrew
Running Time:58 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Holocaust
Politics
Israeli History
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bureau-06/416809108439665?ref=stream06/416809108439665?ref=stream
Reviews:http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-01-27/florida-jewish-journal/fl-jjdc-film-0129-20140127_1_film
http://www.israelfilm.blogspot.co.il/2013/07/behind-scenes-of-eichmann-trial.html
Sponsored By:Jone and Allen Dalezman
Sun, Nov 9 4:00 PM
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Deli Man
Laugh your way through hilarious stories of American delicatessens while drooling over the wonderful Jewish food being prepared before your eyes.
Film Info
Program:The Fifth Commandment Series
Mid-Fest Film
Director(s):Erik Greenberg Anjou
Country:USA
Year:2014
Language:English
Running Time:90 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Topic:Food
American Jewish Life
Comedy
In Person/Special Program:Director Erik Greenberg Anjou
Film subject Ziggy Gruber
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/delimanmovie?ref=hl
Twitter:@DeliManMovie
Reviews:http://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/10-15-11-houston-deli-man-kenny-and-ziggys-owner
Sponsored By:Newbridge on the Charles
Wed, Nov 12 12:00 PM7:00 PM
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Dove's Cry
This is a compelling true story of Hadeel, 27, a religious Muslim who teaches Arabic at a Jewish elementary school near Tel Aviv.
Film Info
Program:BJFF Community Leadership Award
Director(s):Ganit Ilouz
Country:Israel
Year:2013
Language:Hebrew
Arabic
Running Time:52 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Jewish/Muslim Co-existence
Israel
Israeli/Palestinian Relations
In Person/Special Program:Discussion to follow
Reviews:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11/18/what-american-jews-can-learn-from-dove-s-cry.html
http://972mag.com/film-review-arab-citizen-of-israel-member-of-the-enemy/81957/
Sponsored By:The Albin Family Foundation
Sun, Nov 9 5:00 PM
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Footsteps in Jerusalem: Shorts Program
A tribute to the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem, the BJFF is proud to show nine short films made by a select group of Spiegel graduate students.
Film Info
Director(s):Curated by: Renen Schorr
Country:Israel
Year:2013
Language:Hebrew
Running Time:90 minutes
Type of Film:Shorts
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Israel
Shorts
Israeli History
In Person/Special Program:Renen Schorr, founder and director Sam Spiegel Film & TV School.
Reviews:http://israelfilm.blogspot.co.il/search/label/--Footsteps%20in%20Jerusalem
Sponsored By:Sam Spiegel Foundation
Thu, Nov 6 7:30 PM
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