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New York Jewish Film Festival 2018

Jan 3, 2018
The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will continue their partnership to bring you the 27th annual New York Jewish Film Festival from Wednesday, January 10 to Tuesday, January 23. The festival will showcase films from around the world--from Poland to Australia to Israel--that explore the diversity of Jewish experience. The official festival brochure can be found here.
 
This year's festival features an exciting lineup of pieces, including new work by fresh voices in international cinema as well as restored classics and various question and answer opportunities with directors. Enjoy such films as the hybrid documentary and dramatization piece The Invisibles, which explores stories of the 1,700 Jewish survivors who remained hidden in plain sight in Germany during WWII, or the world premiere of the restoration of The Mission of Raoul Wallenberg from 1990, which investigates the disappearance and death of Raoul Wallenberg who saved many lives during the Holocaust, or even the intellectual meets slapstick comedy Let Yourself Go, about a relationship between a misanthropic psychoanalyst and his new personal trainer, plus many other fantastic documentaries, revivals, dramas and more. 
 
Click here to view the selection of films for the New York Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are $15 per person for the general public (with special pricing for students and members) and can be purchased online and picked up at the Film Society's box office. Opening night tickets are $25. Click here for additional ticket information for the festival.
 
Photo credit: Still from An Act of Defiance by Jean van de Velde