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Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF)

(215) 545-4400|| http://pjff.org/

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November 2019

39th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

November 9 - November 23

The 39th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) is here! Since the festival's founding nearly four decades ago, GPJFF has grown from a "signature program" of a thriving Jewish arts & culture organization to operating as its own independent film non-profit. With new year-round programs (Festival Plus!), its annual two-week celebration of Jewish cinema in November (Fall Fest), and its six-week Monday night series showcasing the hottest Jewish films hitting the festival circuit in the spring (Lindy CineMondays), GPJFF is…

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December 2019
$6 - $12

UNSETTLING | Film Screening

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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A documentary filmmaker enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and sets up a pop-up film studio with the aim to interview Jewish settlers of various backgrounds. Though engaging with their new left-leaning neighbor is a gradual process for even the most open-minded of the settlers, the conversations that ensue are fascinating, honest, and shockingly insightful. Iris Zaki’s straightforward, stripped-bare approach to documentary filmmaking lifts the veil of ideological artifice to reveal the complexity of…

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ALL THAT JAZZ – 40th Anniversary Screening

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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“It’s showtime, folks!” That’s the refrain of chain-smoking, anxiety-ridden, ferociously driven choreographer and antihero, Joe Gideon – the center of Bob Fosse’s musical masterpiece, ALL THAT JAZZ. Celebrating its 40thanniversary this year, the Fellini-esque tragicomic musical was Fosse’s most auteur work to date when it was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980. Upon its release, the film garnered the admiration of director Stanley Kubrick, who reportedly called it “the…

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