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Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

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401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
(215) 545-4400 http://pjff.org/

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November 2018
Free - $15

DOUBTFUL

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, 401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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In this provocative, hard-hitting Israeli drama based on true events, Assi (Ran Danker, Eyes Wide Open), a screenwriter and poet from Tel Aviv, is serving his court-ordained community service term by teaching filmmaking to a rowdy class of juvenile delinquents in Beersheba. Though Assi is reluctant at first, he soon forms a delicate friendship with one of his most volatile students, Eden (Adar Hazazi Gersch). A troubled youth who is sensitive and affectionate one moment and unpredictably violent the next, Eden…

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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
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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 accusing Waldheim of having intelligence about the deportation of thousands of Greek Jews from Thessaloniki during the Holocaust. Despite being condemned by other countries’ governments…

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$25

PROMISE AT DAWN

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, 401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Nominated for four César Awards, PROMISE AT DAWN is as much an epic autobiographical account of the extraordinary life of renowned writer and war hero, Romain Gary (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent), as it is a heartfelt testament to the special bond shared between a mother and son. From Romain’s difficult childhood in Poland to his enlistment in the French Air Force, his mother, Nina (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melancholia), remains an eternal source of love and guidance. While her frequent declarations of her son’s future…

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Free - $15

THE MUSEUM

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, 401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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From two-time Ophir Award-winning director Ran Tal (Children of the Sun), THE MUSEUM is an intimate glimpse into the world of the Israel Museum (Israel’s national museum in Jerusalem) and the diverse group of people who make it special. Stunning shots of pristine galleries and behind-the-scenes looks at the bustling activity of restoration and curation serve as a love letter to art, history, and their dedicated stewards. THE MUSEUM also paints a vivid portrait of the communities that form around these works of…

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$30

DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, 401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” “Silver Bells.” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Who would have guessed that some of the most iconic Christmas songs were written by Jewish-American songwriters, the likes of Irving Berlin and Johnny Marks? In this charming musical documentary, director Larry Weinstein recreates the warm, bright Christmases of his childhood memories while documenting a broader history of the Jewish roots of Christmas songs. Set amidst a crowded Chinese restaurant on a cold winter night in the…

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