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401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
215-545-4400 http://www.gershmany.org/

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November 2017
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PJFF37 Opening Night Film: The Cakemaker

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Opening Night Film Philadelphia Premiere Director: Ofir Raul Graizer Genre: Narrative Feature Country: Germany, Israel Year: 2017 Running Time: 104 min Language: German and Hebrew with English *STUDENTS CAN ATTEND THIS FILM FOR FREE! Please present valid student ID in advance or at the door and we can get you in.  The 37th Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival kicks off with THE CAKEMAKER, a suspenseful and emotionally charged rollercoaster ride from start to finish. Tomas (Tim Kalhof), a talented pastry chef, leads…

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$13 - $15

PJFF37 Presents: My Hero Brother

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Philadelphia Premiere Director: Yonatan Nir Genre: Documentary Feature Country: Israel, India Year: 2016 Running Time: 78 min Language: Hebrew with English subtitles MY HERO BROTHER, which took two years to organize, originated with the Israeli entrepreneur and filmmaker Enosh Cassel. In 2011, upon returning from a three-week backpacking adventure through the Himalayas with Hannan, his Down syndrome brother, Enosh received correspondence from siblings all over Israel expressing a desire to bond with their own special needs brother or sister on a…

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PJFF37 Presents: The Testament

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Philadelphia Premiere Director: Amichai Greenberg Genre: Narrative Feature Country: Austria, Israel Year: 2017 Running Time: 96 min Language: Hebrew with English subtitles Having spent over fifteen years studying the Nazi methods of annihilating Jews in Austria and Hungary, Yoel (Ori Pfeffer) is regarded as one of the leading international experts in Holocaust research. A self-proclaimed seeker of truth, he is troubled by his latest project – to locate a mass grave of Jewish victims of mob brutality in Lensdorf during WWII. It’s a…

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PJFF37 Presents: The Essential Link – The Story of Wilfrid Israel

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Philadelphia Premiere Director: Yonatan Nir Genre: Documentary Feature Country: Israel Year: 2016 Running Time: 71 min Language: Hebrew and German with English subtitles THE ESSENTIAL LINK: THE STORY OF WILFRID ISRAEL sheds light on the extraordinary story of one of the great humanitarians of the 20thcentury. Wilfrid Israel was born into the Israel family, owners and operators of one of the largest and most successful department stores in Berlin. As the plight of the Jewish people in Germany continued to worsen, Wilfrid used his wealth…

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PJFF37 Presents: Body and Soul – An American Bridge

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Film + Jazz Brunch Philadelphia Premiere Director: Robert Philipson Genre: Documentary Feature Country: USA Year: 2016 Running Time: 58 min Language: English Penn Annenberg Professor Josh Kun asserts in the award-winning documentary BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE that “every musical encounter is a cross-cultural encounter.” If these words ring true, then the song “Body and Soul” may well be the definitive musical bridge linking African American and American Jewish music together in perpetuity. One of the most celebrated jazz standards of the early twentieth…

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PJFF37 Centerpiece Film: Bombshell – The Hedy Lamarr Story

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Centerpiece Film Philadelphia Premiere Director: Alexandra Dean Genre: Documentary Feature Country: USA Year: 2017 Running Time: 86 min Language: English The name Hedy Lamarr cannot help but conjure images of 1930s Hollywood pin-up babes and silver screen icons. A scandal at 18 and an international movie star by 22, Lamarr’s stunningly beautiful face remains among the most recognized and immortalized of the twentieth century. Lamarr, who achieved international notoriety for her salacious role in the Czech film, Ecstasy (1933), was never quite able to shake…

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PJFF37 Presents: Family Commitments

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Young & Independent Philadelphia Premiere Director: Hanno Olderdissen Genre: Narrative Feature Country: Germany Year: 2015 Running Time: 90 min Language: German and Arabic w/ English subtitles *STUDENTS CAN ATTEND THIS FILM FOR FREE! Please present valid student ID in advance or at the door. In this delightful German screwball comedy, absurd and improbable situations take center stage as two star-crossed lovers of different faiths decide to finally tie the knot. David and Khaled are ready to get serious. It never mattered to either of them that David…

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PJFF37 Presents: Monsieur Mayonnaise

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Philadelphia Premiere Director: Trevor Graham Genre: Documentary Feature Country: Australia, Germany, France, USA Year: 2016 Running Time: 95 min Language: English Variety calls MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE an “eye-catching, engrossing romp,” and we could not agree more! Australian filmmaker-artist Philippe Mora traces his family’s incredible story of survival by taking viewers along on his flavor-rich, cross-continental journey through time. In his eye-popping documentary, the French-born filmmaker storyboards his wildly colorful graphic novel while recounting the remarkable feats of his German-Jewish father during his stint working for the French Resistance. Meanwhile, between…

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PJFF37 Presents: More Alive Than Dead

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Philadelphia Premiere Director: Tzachi Schiff Genre: Documentary Feature Country: Israel, Argentina, France, USA, UK Year: 2017 Running Time: 67 min Language: Hebrew, Spanish and French with English subtitles Whether your last encounter with Sigmund Freud was a slip of the tongue at the dinner table, a passing reference in a Hollywood movie, or last week’s session with your shrink, there is no doubt that the father of psychoanalysis is alive and kicking. MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD is a clever examination of the “Freud Wars,”…

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PJFF37 Presents: Let Yourself Go

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Film + Zumba Philadelphia Premiere Director: Francesco Amato Genre: Narrative Feature Country: Italy Year: 2017 Running Time: 98 min Language: Italian w/ English subtitles Elia (Toni Servillo of the Academy Award-winning The Great Beauty), an uptight, aging psychoanalyst, lives on the same apartment floor as his ex-wife, Giovanna (Carla Signoris). Dependent upon his former partner for everything from washing his underwear to being his theater date on Friday nights, Elia is quite content leading a life that is little more than routine. After being told by his…

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PJFF37 Presents: Love Is Thicker Than Water

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Young & Independent Philadelphia Premiere Director: Emily Harris and Ate de Jong Genre: Narrative Feature Country: UK, Netherlands Year: 2016 Running Time: 101 min Language: English *STUDENTS CAN ATTEND THIS FILM FOR FREE! Please present valid student ID in advance or at the door. Sharing the quirky undertones of the 2009 hit, (500) Days of Summer, LOVE IS THICKER THAN WATER shines as a Romeo and Juliet story for the modern age with a touch of prickly humor. When Arthur (Johnny Flynn), a working class wannabe artist, first meets Vida (Lydia…

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PJFF37 Presents: The Bloom of Yesterday

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Young & Independent Philadelphia Premiere Director: Chris Kraus Genre: Narrative Feature Country: Austria, Germany, France Year: 2016 Running Time: 125 min Language: German and French w/ English subtitles *STUDENTS CAN ATTEND THIS FILM FOR FREE! Please present valid student ID in advance or at the door. Toto (Lars Eidinger of Personal Shopper), an anxiety-ridden, misanthropic German Holocaust researcher, is in the midst of planning the Auschwitz Congress. Stressed and lashing out at his superiors, he is saddled with a new intern from France to keep an eye on…

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