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38th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm

The 38th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) kicks off November 3-18 at the Gershman Y and neighboring theaters across Philadelphia! The second oldest Jewish film festival in the country, GPJFF38 will screen over 20 Philadelphia premieres. More details to come!

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11:00 am
Free

WHAT WE’VE LEARNED… MASTER CLASS WITH PAUL LIEBERSTEIN & JENNIFER PREDIGER

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

Making SONG OF BACK AND NECK was a real-life crash course in indie filmmaking for The Office writer,producer, showrunner, and actor Paul Lieberstein. Not only did he direct this pitch-perfect comedy, but he also wrote the screenplay and starred as Fred, the film’s well-meaning and naïve antihero. Though SONG OF BACK AND NECK is Lieberstein’s first feature film, this multiple Emmy

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2:00 pm
Free - $15

THE WALDHEIM WALTZ

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, 401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

In this chilling and timely documentary, award-winning director Ruth Beckermann revisits the curious case of Kurt Waldheim, the former United Nations Secretary-General who faced serious allegations surrounding his Nazi military exploits during WWII. When Waldheim announced his bid for President of Austria in 1986, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) came forward with a shocking denouncement

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