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Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF)

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

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September 2019
$7 - $15

LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY | Film Screening

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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            Get ready to hop on board to the LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY! In this hilarious documentary comedy, comedian Avi Liberman and his group of friends (including The Office breakout Craig Robinson) head to the Holy State for one purpose and one purpose only: to make people laugh! You love comedy? You love Judaism and Israel? You won't want to miss this delightful film!

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$6 - $12

HOW ABOUT ADOLF? | Film Screening

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Ritz East, 125 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Being the black sheep of a progressive middle-class German academic family is no easy feat, but Thomas (Florian David Fitz) relishes discovering new ways to poke fun and rile up his siblings. His latest gag – announcing that he and his pregnant girlfriend, Anna (Janina Uhse), have decided to call their son “Adolf” – was merely meant to serve as a good conversation starter or pretext for debate at Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and Elisabeth (Caroline Peters)’s dinner party. It…

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October 2019
$6 - $12

ARMY OF LOVERS IN THE HOLY LAND | Film Screening

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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The most outrageous band you’ve likely never heard of, Army of Lovers is a 1990s Swedish pop ensemble with a string of European dance hits that succeed to lull even the most reluctant wallflowers onto the dance floor. From their kitschy lyrics and campy music videos to their sexually free, everything-goes attitude, the band’s enduring popularity is still rocking underground clubs and pride celebrations from Stockholm to Tel Aviv, thanks to charismatic frontman Jean-Pierre Barda (you will not be able…

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$6 - $12

SACRED SPACES | Film Screening

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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An unparalleled visual experience featuring some of the most important sacred Jewish structures in the world, SACRED SPACES charts the remarkable 3,000-year history of the Jewish Diaspora through its places of worship, examining how these spiritual sanctuaries have figured in the transmission of Jewish values through the ages. Beginning with the historic significance of the destroyed temples and the remaining Western Wall in Jerusalem, this lush travelogue journeys to Tunisia, Cordoba, Toledo, Amsterdam, Venice and Budapest where the synagogues attest…

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THE SONG OF NAMES | Film Screening

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Award-winning actors Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in this exceptionally acted, emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half-century. Directed by François Girard (The Red Violin, Hochelaga, Land of Souls), this sweeping historical drama follows Martin (Roth), a man searching for his childhood best friend, Dovidl Rapoport (Owen) – a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust who vanished decades before on the evening of his much-anticipated first public concert. When Dovidl doesn’t perform, Martin is left…

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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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