2012-2013 Season

Portrait of Wally

7th Art Releasing


Portrait of Wally
Oct 7th 4 PM
SOLD OUT!
Skype interview with
Director Andrew Shea

“a cinematic masterwork about a painted masterpiece” … Huffington Post

“Portrait of Wally”, Egon Schiele’s tender picture of his mistress, Walburga (“Wally”) Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939. more

Film Sponsored by Bernie and Carol Toobin

Brothers

7th Art Releasing


Brothers
Nov 18th 3:30 PM
SOLD OUT!
Special post-film supper at Osteria with speaker from Israel.
2012 “Best of Fest” … Israel Film Festival

Brothers dramatizes the conflict between the secular and religious in Israel over the issue of whether the ultra-Orthodox should serve in the Israeli military, one of the most divisive issues facing Israelis today. “Official Selection” of the Israel Film Festival, Washington DC Jewish Film Festival and others.  more

Film Underwritten by Nurit and Yehuda Patt    
Program Underwritten by Jewish Federation New Mexico

The Flat

Sundance Select


The Flat – Sneak Preview!
Dec 16th 3:30 PM
SOLD OUT!
Skype interview with
Arnon Goldfinger,
Director & principal

Winner! Israeli Academy Award – Best Documentary

A story of family, memory and what happens when you uncover an unfathomable truth. How does it change you, how does it change family memory? The Flat is the story of one family’s journey. “Official Selection” of the Tribeca Film Festival, Jerusalem International Film Festival and others. more

Film Sponsored by Bonnie Ellinger and Paul Golding

Tevye

National Center for Jewish Film


Tevye
Feb 3rd 3:30 PM
SOLD OUT!
Live Skype interview with
Avinoam Patt, PhD
Professor of Modern Jewish Studies
University of Hartford

“One of the Ten Best Jewish Films” … Los Angeles Times

A “cinema classic” that has been restored, Tevye is based on the Sholem Aleichem folk tales that inspired Fiddler on the Roof. “Official selection” of the New York Jewish Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art NY and others.  more

Film Sponsored by Kathy and Manny Marczak
Underwritten by Marcia and Len Torobin
in memory of Dr. Martin Garfield

Precious Life

Bleiberg Ent.


Precious Life
Mar 3rd 4 PM
SOLD OUT!
Encore Screening

Mar 12th 7 PM
SOLD OUT!
 
 

Interview from Israel with Director and Journalist, Shlomi Eldar.
With the participation of Dottie Indyke, Executive Director, Creativity for Peace

Winner! Israeli Academy Award – Best Documentary

Precious Life is a story of compassion among enemies and cruelty among neighbors set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Official Selection” of the Telluride Film Festival, Jerusalem International Film Festival and others. more

Film Sponsored by:
Baksim Goddard, Bonnie Ellinger and Paul Golding

The Gatekeepers

Sony Pictures


SNEAK PREVIEW!
The Gatekeepers


Mar 17th 7 PM
SOLD OUT!
 
 
 
Interview from Israel with counter-terrorism expert, Amos Guiora.

Academy Award Nominee – Best Documentary

For the first time ever, six heads of Israel’s secret service, the Shin Bet, agree to share their opinions publicly in this extraordinary film, The Gatekeepers “Official Selection” of the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and others. more

Film Sponsored by:
Bonnie Ellinger and Paul Golding
Program sponsored by Jewish Federation New Mexico

The Forgotten Refugees

The Forgotten Refugees


The Forgotten Refugees
Apr 14th 4 PM
SOLD OUT!
Skype interview with Executive Producer
Avi Goldwasser!


Winner! Best Documentary … Marbella International Film Festival

The Forgotten Refugees tells the rich history of the ancient Jewish communities of the Middle East and North Africa and their exodus following the creation of the modern State Of Israel in 1948. Rare archival footage provides a glimpse of exotic Jewish communities that no longer exist. “Official Selection” of the New York Sephardic Film Festival, the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival and others. more

Film Underwritten by Jeana and Robert Efroymson
Program Sponsored by Kol BeRamah

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Through the Eye of the Needle
May 5th 4 PM
SOLD OUT!
Encore Screening
May 14th 5:45 PM
Q&A with Krinitz’s daughter, Bernice Steinhardt.


Winner! Audience Favorite Documentary Award … Washington Jewish Film Festival

More than 40 years after the Holocaust, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz depicted her remarkable story of survival through a stunningly beautiful series of 36 fabric collage and embroidery panels. Through the Eye of the Needle is Esther’s story as told in her own words and images of her art work, as well as interviews with her daughters and others. “Official Selection” of the Washington Jewish Film Festival, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival and others. more