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Jewish Film Festival 2021

Sep. 30–Oct. 14, 2021

Tickets on sale!

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We are thrilled to present the Jacob Burns Film Center’s 20th annual Jewish Film Festival, Sept. 30–Oct. 14. This year’s festival features 24 thought-provoking, captivating, and entertaining films, including narratives and documentaries from Israel, the US, and around the world. Festival Programmer Bruni Burres’s introduction continues here.

SERIES TRAILER

Here We Are Sep. 30–Oct. 3 Tickets on sale! Nir Bergman’s (In Therapy, Broken Wings) affecting dramedy explores the complications of family ties, the rights of…
Thou Shalt Not Hate Oct. 1–7 Tickets on sale! In this gripping and effective drama, a split-second decision at a traffic accident causes lifelong repercussions for…
Irmi Oct. 1–9 OCT. 9, 5:30 live virtual Q&A with filmmakers Veronica Selver and Susan Fanshel Tickets on sale! After a young woman fleeing the terrible realities of Nazi Germany is confronted with a personal tragedy…
Labyrinth of Peace, Program 1 Oct. 1–11 Tickets on sale! Episodes 1–3 This enthralling six-part dramatic TV miniseries—inspired by true yet little-known events—offers an intimate portrait of…
The Hot Rock Oct. 2–7 Tickets on sale! George Segal Tribute We are excited to add these entertaining films to this year’s roster in honor…
Shared Legacies: The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance Oct. 2–7 Tickets on sale! This potent and utterly fascinating call to arms deeply explores the alliance between African Americans and Jewish…
’Til Kingdom Come Oct. 2–5 Tickets on sale! The latest documentary from Israeli filmmaker and investigative journalist Maya Zinshtein (Forever Pure) is a provocative examination…
Winter Journey Oct. 2–12 Tickets on sale! In his final film, Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire, The Reader) gives one of his most poignant…
Shiva Baby Oct. 2–12 10/8, 6:30 pm: Live Virtual Q&A with filmmaker Emma Seligman Tickets on sale! Emma Seligman’s sharp-witted and hilarious debut feature is an affectionate, caustic comedy about one woman’s troubles. The…
Golda Oct. 3–12 10/3 11:00 am: Live Virtual Q&A with Francine Klagsbrun Tickets on sale! Four decades after her death, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir’s image is clouded by controversy. The first…
The Auschwitz Report Oct. 3–8 Tickets on sale! Alfred Wetzler and Walter Rosenberg, two young Slovak Jews, risk everything to expose the horrors of Poland’s…
A Touch of Class Oct. 3–10 Tickets on sale! George Segal Tribute  We are excited to add these entertaining films to this year’s roster in honor…
The Sign Painter Oct. 4–11 Tickets on sale! Set in a small town in Latvia in the early 1940s, this cinematic tragicomedy tells the story…
Labyrinth of Peace, Program 2 Oct. 4–13 Tickets on sale! Episodes 4–6 This enthralling six-part dramatic TV miniseries—inspired by true, yet little-known events—offers an intimate portrait of…
A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto Oct. 4–8 Tickets on sale! After discovering an image of a little girl in a bewildering old photograph, high school student Sofia…
Adventures of a Mathematician Oct. 5–10 OCT. 10, 3:45 live virtual Q&A with producer Lena Vurma Tickets on sale! In this arresting account of the top-secret Manhattan Project, the brilliant Jewish-Polish mathematician Stan Ulam struggles with…
If You See My Mother Oct. 5–14 Tickets on sale! Oedipal issues are mined for full comedic effect in Nathanaël Guedj’s romantic debut feature. Thirty-year-old Max is…
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Oct. 6–9 Tickets on sale! From the Academy Award–winning director of Nowhere in Africa (2001), Caroline Link, comes an extraordinary new film…
The Crossing Oct. 6–13 Tickets on sale! This family-friendly film tells the story of four Norwegian children on the run from the Nazis during…
Rosenwald Oct. 6 10/6 7:00 pm: Live Virtual Q&A with Dorothy Canter, Aviva Kempner, E. Ethlebert Miller Tickets on sale! Back by popular demand! Acclaimed documentarian Aviva Kempner (The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg) turns her…
Persian Lessons Oct. 8–12 Tickets on sale! 1942: Gilles, a young Belgian man, is arrested by the SS and sent to a concentration camp,…
California Split Oct. 8–14 Tickets on sale! George Segal Tribute  We are excited to add these entertaining films to this year’s roster in honor…
The Red Orchestra Oct. 9–11 Tickets on sale! The Red Orchestra was the most important resistance group inside the Third Reich, a vast spy network…
Breaking Bread Oct. 10–14 OCT. 14, 7:05 Closing Night Film to Table tasting reception, weather permitting Tickets on sale! Beth Elise Hawk’s award-winning documentary tells the inspiring story of Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab…
Syndrome K Oct. 13–14 10/13 7:05 pm: Live Virtual Q&A with Dr. Elena Procario-Foley and Rabbi Noam Marans Tickets on sale! This riveting documentary reveals, for the first time, a singular true story we should all know about.…

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