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Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF)

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October 2019

THE SONG OF NAMES | Film Screening

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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$12

Award-winning actors Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in this exceptionally acted, emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half-century. Directed by François Girard (The Red Violin, Hochelaga, Land of Souls), this sweeping historical drama follows Martin (Roth), a man searching for his childhood best friend, Dovidl Rapoport (Owen) – a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust who vanished decades before on the evening of his much-anticipated first public concert. When Dovidl doesn’t perform, Martin is left…

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November 2019

39th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

November 9 @ 12:00 am - November 23 @ 12:00 am
Free – $25

The 39th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) is here! Since the festival’s founding nearly four decades ago, GPJFF has grown from a “signature program” of a thriving Jewish arts & culture organization to operating as its own independent film non-profit. With new year-round programs (Festival Plus!), its annual two-week celebration of Jewish cinema in November (Fall Fest), and its six-week Monday night series showcasing the hottest Jewish films hitting the festival circuit in the spring (Lindy CineMondays), GPJFF is…

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December 2019

UNSETTLING | Film Screening

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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$12

A documentary filmmaker enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and sets up a pop-up film studio with the aim to interview Jewish settlers of various backgrounds. Though engaging with their new left-leaning neighbor is a gradual process for even the most open-minded of the settlers, the conversations that ensue are fascinating, honest, and shockingly insightful. Iris Zaki’s straightforward, stripped-bare approach to documentary filmmaking lifts the veil of ideological artifice to reveal the complexity of…

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