The 17th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival
January 9 – 24, 2008
Presented by The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Welcome to the 17th annual New York Jewish Film Festival, a global survey of innovative and provocative films—most receiving their New York or U.S. premieres—that explore the multi-faceted Jewish experience. To mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, this year’s festival showcases ten new Israeli films. We pay tribute this year to the late Austrian stage, television, and film director Axel Corti with screenings of four of his masterpieces. A total of 32 shorts, dramas, and documentaries from Germany, France, Argentina, Russia, Hungary, the United States, Mexico, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and Austria add up to an exhilarating worldwide journey.
For a listing of the films in the series go to Program Overview. For the screening schedule and descriptions of Axel Corti's films click here.
Calendar to view the schedule, film descriptions and to purchase tickets online for the screenings at the Walter Reade Theater.
Additional Screening at The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street
For information and tickets call 646.505.5708 or visit JCC Arts & Culture. Two Ladies screening with Goyta Tue Jan 15: 7:30
Visit The Jewish Museum's website 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.
This festival is sponsored, in part, by The Martin and Doris Payson Charitable Foundation. Additional support has been provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Generous funding has also been provided by The Liman Foundation, The Jack and Pearl Resnick Foundation, Mimi and Barry Alperin, The Israel Office of Cultural Affairs in the USA, Stuart Kurlander and David Martin, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the French Embassy, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and Mexicana Airlines.
The Israeli films in the festival are presented in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel.
Acknowledgements: Susan Alper; Austrian Cultural Forum; Olli Chanoff, Lori Cearley, The Office; Dor Chadash; Josh Ford, Washington Jewish Film Festival; Foundation for Jewish Culture; Nicola Galliner, Berlin Jewish Film Festival; Esther Hoffenberg; Annette Insdorf, Columbia University; Jewish Women's Archive; Aviva Kempner; Kino International; Philipa Kowarsky, Cinephil; Elinor Kowarsky, Eden Productions; Les Rabinowicz, Festival of Jewish Cinema––Australia; Sharon Rivo, Lisa Rivo, Juliet Burch, 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; Isaac Zablocki, The JCC in Manhattan; Film Society of Lincoln Center staff; The Jewish Museum staff and Stuart Hands.