Jewish Film Festival 2022

Oct. 6–20, 2022

We are thrilled to present the Jacob Burns Film Center’s 21st annual Jewish Film Festival, Oct. 6–20, 2022. This year’s selection includes more than two dozen entertaining, thought-provoking, mesmerizing, and often humorous films, including narratives and documentaries from Israel, the US, and around the world. Festival Curator Bruni Burres’s introduction continues here.

View the 2022 Jewish Film Festival Program Guide.

SERIES TRAILER

Karaoke Oct. 6–18, 2022 10/6: Opening Night with Reception An Israeli comedy about an upper-middle-class suburban Sephardic couple. Meir (Sasson Gabay, The Band’s Visit) and Tova (Rita Shukrun, Game…
The Forger Oct. 7–9, 2022 A remarkable tale based on true events, The Forger tells the story of a charming young Jewish man, Cioma (Louis…
Tiger Within Oct. 7–19, 2022 In one of his last performances, multiple Emmy Award–winner Ed Asner plays lonely Holocaust survivor Samuel, who forges an unlikely…
Cinema Sabaya Oct. 7–10, 2022 Best Israeli First Feature, Jerusalem Film Festival 2021. Orit Fouks Rotem’s groundbreaking debut has attracted much deserved critical acclaim and…
The Plot Against Harry Oct. 7–16, 2022 New 4K restoration! Michael Roemer is renowned for his classic civil rights drama Nothing But a Man (1964), but the…
Jews of the Wild West Oct. 8–19, 2022 The first American Western, The Great Train Robbery (1903), was one of the most influential films in cinema history, and…
The Chef: Program 1 Oct. 8–16, 2022 Program 1: (Episodes 1 – 5) New York premiere! We’re proud to present the first season of the buzzed-about Israeli…
Farewell, Mr. Haffmann Oct. 8–18, 2022 Occupied Paris, 1941: Jeweler Joseph Haffmann (Daniel Auteuil, A French Woman, Jean de Florette), fearing the worst, arranges for his…
Three Minutes: A Lengthening Oct. 8–11, 2022 In 2009, Glenn Kurtz discovered a crumbling 16mm color home movie in his parents’ closet, which his grandfather David had…
The Man in the Basement Oct. 8–14, 2022 From the prominent French director of Bicycling with Molière, Philippe Le Guay’s newest is a tense psychological thriller. A young…
iMordecai Oct. 8–9, 2022 A heartwarming movie based on the director’s own life. iMordecai features terrific performances from Emmy-winning actor Judd Hirsch (TV series…
The Chef: Program 2 Oct. 9–20, 2022 Program 2: (Episodes 6 – 9) New York premiere! We’re proud to present the first season of the buzzed-about Israeli…
Valiant Hearts Oct. 9–13, 2022 Bristling with suspense and deeply moving, Valiant Hearts tells a true story of exceptional bravery and survival. Starring acclaimed French…
The Levys of Monticello Oct. 10–17, 2022 “When I tell people that a Jewish family once owned Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello, their jaws drop,” says director…
Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen Oct. 11–15, 2022 10/15 8:00: Q&A with actor Neva Small Winner, Audience Award at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Celebrating “the most powerful movie musical ever made” (Pauline Kael), Academy…
Neighbours Oct. 11–17, 2022 Winner, San Francisco Film Critics Jury Prize and Audience Award at Toronto Jewish Film Festival. Set in a small Kurdish…
Exciting New Voices Close to Home: Shorts Program Oct. 11, 2022 10/11 6:30 Q&A filmmakers Ethan Fuirst and Sophie Parens with Festival Curator Bruni Burres, with reception We are inspired to…
Schächten—A Retribution Oct. 12–13, 2022 Late 1960s, Vienna: Young Jewish businessman Victor carries a burning resentment and desire for justice after the crimes the Nazis…
Reckonings Oct. 12–16, 2022 A special sneak preview! From award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman (Who Will Write Our History, JFF 2019), Reckonings explores the untold…
Wet Dog Oct. 13–16, 2022 Based on a true story, this taut, edgy film delivers a thrilling coming-of-age tale. It follows Solheil, a 15-year-old Iranian…
More Than I Deserve Oct. 14–17, 2022 Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards. As new immigrants from Ukraine, frazzled single mother Tamara works nights and sleeps during…
Where Life Begins Oct. 14–17, 2022 Every summer an ultra-Orthodox French family pays a brief visit to a farm in Calabria to carry out a sacred…
Concerned Citizen Oct. 14–18, 2022 Idan Haguel’s smart satire illuminates the insidious ways privilege can unleash the prejudice within. The story focuses on Ben, who…
The Conductor Oct. 15–20, 2022 When she was nine, Marin Alsop attended one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts and announced she was going to…
The Wedding Day Oct. 16–18, 2022 A few days before his daughter’s lavish wedding, Polish businessman Rysiek finds two Israeli men delivering a Righteous Among the…
Promised Lands Oct. 19–20, 2022 Growing up in Israel, filmmaker Yael Reuveny (Farewell Herr Schwarz) came of age in the 1990s —a tumultuous decade that…

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