Join us for our Annual Winter Film Festival showcasing the best of Jewish cinema from January to March. Our festival features a diverse selection of films that celebrate Jewish heritage and culture, providing an engaging and thought-provoking experience for our members.
Each film will be screened at the Museum on certain Sundays
at 2 PM. Additionally, for those who are not local and want to view the movies from the comfort of their home, a link will be provided via email to ticket holders when the film is available for viewing for up to 72 hours.
- Sunday, January 7th @ 2 PM. Streaming online from January 7th, 8th, and 9th: Tiger Within (2023) is a story featuring an unlikely friendship between a homeless teen and a Holocaust survivor, sparking larger questions of fear, forgiveness, healing, and world peace, starring multiple Emmy Award-winning actor, Ed Asner in his final performance.
- Sunday, January 14th @ 2 PM. Streaming online from January 14th, 15th, and 16th: Lost Transport (2022) is a Dutch film with English subtitles set in the spring of 1945 a train deporting hundreds of Jewish prisoners gets stranded near a small German village occupied by the Red Army. Condemned to each other and in a context of deep mistrust, desperation and revenge, an unexpected friendship emerges between Russian sniper Vera, village girl Winnie, and Jewish-Dutch woman Simone.
- Sunday, February 4th @ 2 PM. Streaming online from February 4th,5th, and 6th: Where Life Begins (2022) is an Italian and French film with English subtitles about an ultra-orthodox Jewish family from Aix-les-Bains who comes to a farm in Calabria for a brief stay every year to carry out a sacred mission: harvesting citrons. Here Elio, the farm owner, meets Esther, the rabbi’s daughter, who is tired of the constraints imposed by her religion. Through this relationship, Esther will understand the importance of freedom and find her path, and, in the same way, Elio will find the peace he had lost for a long time.
- Sunday, February 11th @ 2 PM. Streaming online from February 11th,12th, and 13th: The Shadow of the Day (2023) is an Italian film with English subtitles is set in the picturesque, provincial town of Ascoli Piceno in central Italy, with a dramatic and gripping love story set in the late 1930s. Luciano, a wounded World War I veteran and a sympathizer with fascism, runs a classy restaurant overlooking the town’s ancient square. He believes he can live his life according to his own set of rules. In this bubble, he observes the world through the window of his pleasant restaurant. One day, Anna appears looking for work. A young woman with a dangerous secret is hired to work in his restaurant. Slowly, affection creeps in between the two, and among the many dangers Luciano faces, including the onset of WWII, there is the greatest danger of all: love. Featuring an ensemble cast including Lino Musella (The Hand of God) and Vincenzo Nemolato (Gomorrah), Giuseppe Piccioni’s thoughtful melodrama reflects on fascism and the pre-war atmosphere of control and isolation.
- Sunday, March 3rd @ 2 PM. Streaming online from March 3rd, 4th, and 5th: No Name Restaurant (2023) is a German comedy with English subtitles that is set in Alexandria, Egypt, to save the synagogue of the once largest Jewish community in the world from being shut down, Ben, an ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Jew visiting Jerusalem, is sent out to be the desperately needed tenth man for the ceremonies of Pesach. Having missed his plane and been kicked off the bus in the Sinai Desert, his last hope is Adel, a grumpy Bedouin looking for his camel. When their car breaks down, it becomes a matter of their very survival. Although rescued by the monks of St. Catherine, Ben is too sick to go on. The Bedouin disguised as Ben is now rushing towards Alexandria to save the Jewish community.
The film bundle is $40 and each film is $10. Museum screening and online streaming are the same price.