Films

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival 2016

8 Days in April, 8 films…

provocative, compelling, heart-warming, heart-stopping...

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

A musical prodigy accepted to Juilliard at age six, Marvin Hamlisch devoted his talents to musical theater and pop music composition. The composer and conductor earned four Grammys, four Emmys, three Oscars, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award, and a Pulitzer Prize.

An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice accidentally drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

The fact based story of a class of schoolchildren and teenagers in a–from the looks of it–mixed ethnic district of Paris, who’s teacher decides to enter them in a competition to examine the Holocaust from the point of view of its impact on young people.

At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel. The film is a touching comic-drama in which two human beings — as different from each other as Tel Aviv is from Beijing — accompany each other on a remarkable journey, one that takes them both back to a meaningful life.

Marcus Schwartz is an old man who has concealed his Jewish past ever since he survived the horrors of Auschwitz. But one day he has to unravel what he has carefully hidden for most of his life.

Rivaling the greatest wooden architecture in history, the synagogues of 18th-century Poland inspired artists Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio to embark on a 10-year pursuit—to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwozdziec synagogue.

Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front is a coming-of-age story which follows the journey of five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country.


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