New York Jewish Film Festival
January 10 - 25, 2007
Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum
Welcome to the 16th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), a preeminent showcase for movies that illuminate the worldwide Jewish experience. Journey on film from pre-Soviet St. Petersburg to sophisticated Paris. Get to know charismatic Moishe Oysher, trying to reconcile a career in show biz with his cantorial calling…unlikely friends in a remote Swedish town struggling with love…and Toots Shor, the infamous New York saloon keeper who became den mother to Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, and Richard Nixon. In this collaboration of The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, 31 films are presented –– dramas, documentaries, shorts, comedies — in which Jewish life in all its startling and complex variety is up on the screen to enjoy.
Calendar to view the schedule, film descriptions and to purchase tickets online.
Visit The Jewish Museum for additional information about the films in the Festival and the filmmakers attending the Festival.
Selection Committee: Rachel Chanoff, Independent Curator; Andrew Ingall, Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum; Richard Peña, Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center; Aviva Weintraub, Associate Curator and Director of the NYJFF, The Jewish Museum
The New York Jewish Film Festival is made possible by a lead grant from The Martin and Doris Payson Charitable Foundation. Additional funding is provided by The Liman Foundation, The Jack and Pearl Resnick Foundation, public funds from the the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, Mimi and Barry Alperin, The Israel Office of Cultural Affairs in the USA, the Consulate General of Sweden, the French Embassy, and other donors.
Our thanks to The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Corona Extra, and Jose Cuervo Tequila for their generous assistance.
Susan Alper, Montreal Jewish Film Festival; Olli Chanoff, Lori Cearley, The Office; Josh Ford, David Horowitz, Washington Jewish Film Festival; Leslie Friedman; Nicola Galliner, Berlin Jewish Film Festival; Cindy Greenberg, Jackie Miller, Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University; Annette Insdorf, Columbia University; Aviva Kempner; Deb Krivoy, Avoda Arts; Stuart Liebman, City University of New York; Claus Mueller, International Film and Television Exchange; Les Rabinowicz, Festival of Jewish Cinema – Australia; Sharon Rivo, National Center for Jewish Film; Sara L. Rubin, Kaj Wilson, Boston Jewish Film Festival; Peter L. Stein, Nancy Fishman, Leo Wong, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; Alla Verlotsky, Seagull Films; The Film Society of Lincoln Center staff; Makor staff; The Jewish Museum staff, and David Lê and Jonathan Robbins, Festival Interns.
Additional Screening at The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
The Rape of Europa
Tues Jan 16: 2:30 & 6
Panel discussion to follow the 6pm screening. Tickets available only at The Jewish Museum.
Additional Screenings at Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y
35 West 67 Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue)
Gorgeous! / Comme t’y es belle!
Wed Jan 17 at 7:30
Screening followed by NYJFF Directors’ Party.
Click here for details.
Family Matters followed by Sisai
Tue Jan 23: 7:30
Naturalized followed by Matchmaker: In Search of a Kosher Man
Wed Jan 24: 7:30
For more information and tickets for the screenings at the Makor/Steinhardt Center click here or call 212.601.1000.