We see Arab & Jewish chefs working together to get dishes ready for Haifa’s annual food festival designed to bring enemies together.
With no commentary Marshall Curry lets his edited together news clips tell the story of the pro-Nazi rally staged by the American Bund at Madison Garden in 1939.
French Canadian filmmaker writer-director François Girard, who gave us the exquisite The Red Violin in 1998, gives us another film in which a violin is important. Instead of transpiring over several centuries, this film spans the years from Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the night of a concert in 1951 to the 80s when a …
Uncut Gems is the story of a gambling-addicted NYC Jewish jeweler entrapped in his dangerous schemes.
Near the end of WW 2 10-year-old Jojo adores Hitler, whom he imagines is his companion, but changes when he meets the Jewish girl his mother has hidden in their house.
A Jewish freshman at a small Ohio college in 1951 runs afoul of the dean as he rebels against strict rules & becomes involved with a suicidal WASP girl.
The unlikely love affair of bull rider Luke & Sophia, heading off to a NYC art gallery, is aided by a 2nd story told in love letters by a Jewish man they rescue from a burning car.
This is the story of the last few years of the life of Dr. Korczak, well known for his writing & radio broadcasts, when the Nazis forced all Jews into t. Warsaw Ghetto, and he tried to protect children in his orphanage from deportation.
Jakob, a mild-mannered Jew in a Polish ghetto hides a girl escaped from a train & makes up stories about Allied victories, bringing hope to fellow prisoners.
A fascinating 5-star film by Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski explores faith and the complex history of eastern Europe. Click the title to read my entire review.