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Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2020

Mar. 24–Apr. 7, 2020

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

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