Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2020

Mar. 24–Apr. 7, 2020

JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open!

TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON.

This year we feature 24 thought-provoking, captivating, and entertaining films—including cinematic narratives and revealing documentaries from Israel, Hungary, France, Ethiopia, the US, and many other countries.

We’re continuing the tradition we started last year with not one but two unique programs for opening night. In one theater we’ll present My Polish Honeymoon, Elise Otzenberger’s resonant, contemporary story about a young French couple’s trip in search of family history. At the same time, we’ll show Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles, Max Lewkowicz’s sensational love letter to Fiddler on the Roof. After the screenings, we’ll all come together to toast the series at a celebratory reception.

In between, we’ll feature a great array of films from Israel, including Yaron Zilberman’s Incitement, a deep dive into the life of the man who assassinated Yitzhak Rabin and Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s narrative debut, Fig Tree, which draws upon her memories of growing up in war-torn Ethiopia

Continuing to present extraordinary films from around the world, we are also showing Hungary’s nomination for the Best International Feature Film Oscar, Those Who Remained, which reveals the experience of two Holocaust survivors after the war, as well as a fresh look at Joseph Losey’s 1976 drama Mr. Klein, in which Alain Delon’s Catholic Klein must suddenly prove his Aryan heritage in occupied Paris.

—Bruni Burres

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles Mar. 24 Opening Night: March 24, 7:00 WITH MUSICIANS FROM THE YIDDISH PRODUCTION AND RECEPTION JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “This…
My Polish Honeymoon Mar. 24 Opening Night: March 24, 7:15 with RECEPTION JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “My…
Synonyms Mar. 25–Apr. 3 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “Furious,…
The Keeper Mar. 25–Apr. 4 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “Yes,…
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Mar. 25–Apr. 5 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “De…
Advocate Mar. 26–Apr. 2 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “Potent…
An Irrepressible Woman Mar. 26–Apr. 6 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. This…
From Slavery to Freedom Mar. 26 March 26, 7:30: Q&A with AJC Chief Executive Officer David Harris. RECEPTION generously presented by AJC. JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “We…
Fig Tree Mar. 27–Apr. 4 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “A…
Mr. Klein Mar. 27–Apr. 5 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “Moody,…
Those Who Remained Mar. 27–Apr. 6 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “Hungarian…
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn Mar. 28 March 28, 7:45 Q&A with director/producer Ivy Meeropol, producers Julie Goldman and Chris Clements, and Michael Meeropol (the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. Westchester…
Give Me Liberty Mar. 28–Apr. 2 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “Completely,…
Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive Mar. 28–31 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. This…
The Albanian Code Mar. 29 Q&A with Albanian diplomat. RECEPTION generously presented by AJC. JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. Yael…
Incitement Mar. 29–Apr. 5 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “An…
The Mover Mar. 29–Apr. 6 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. The…
The State Against Mandela and the Others Mar. 30–Apr. 1 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “A…
Menachem Begin: Peace and War Mar. 30–Apr. 7 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. This…
The Rabbi Goes West Mar. 31 March 31, 4:10: Q&A via Skype with filmmakers Amy Geller and Gerald Peary JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “Smart…
The Passengers Apr. 1 Q&A Steve Bayme, AJC’s Director of the Contemporary Jewish Life and AJC’s Koppelman Institute on American Jewish-Israeli Relations. RECEPTION generously presented by AJC. JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. In…
Picture of His Life Apr. 2–7 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “An…
Crescendo Apr. 4–6 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. World-famous…
The Last Vermeer Apr. 7 Special Preview Screening JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 28 AT NOON. “An…

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