Films


‘Colliding Dreams’ Revisits Promise and Practice of Zionism

By Michael Fox

Free to reinvent themselves, the early Zionists adopted Hebrew as their language, and reread the Bible not for its religious teachings but as a record of Jewish history in the land.Read More


World War II Jewish Drama Visits Lexington

Drawing on rare archival material, the film tells an uplifting tale of life and redemption on Italy’s Shores of Light.Read More


Making a Horror-Comedy Film Come Alive

By Amy Forman

The film “The Sub” is about a reluctant substitute teacher working in an all-too-perfect high school.Read More


FreshFlix and More at the Boston Jewish Film Festival

By Laura Conrad Mandel

For almost 30 years, the festival, screening through November 16, has brought the best of new Jewish and Israeli films to Boston.Read More


Berklee Students Score for Boston Pops

By Penny Schwartz

Under Keith Lockhart’s baton, the Pops will perform “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror,” in a screening of a newly remastered version of the silent film.Read More


Reflections on ‘Amy’

By Jane Hanser

The film unapologetically asks us to understand when sudden fame – and its associated institutions – projects itself, full blown, on young, talented and vulnerable artists.Read More


BJFF Announces New Artistic Director

By Shelley A. Sackett

Ariana Cohen-Halberstam is the new artistic director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival.Read More


Me’ah and a Movie

Me’ah (Hebrew for “100”) offers adults a foundation in Jewish culture and civilization.Read More


The Queen of Accessories Reigns

By Shelley A. Sackett

The documentary features 93-year old fashion icon and larger-than-life personality Iris Apfel.Read More


‘24 Days’: Because He Was Jewish

By Shelley A. Sackett

The film depicts the true story of the abduction, torture and death of a 23-year old Parisian Jew in 2006. It will be shown at the JCC of the North Shore International Jewish Film Festival on May 9 and 12.Read More


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