What makes a Jewish film, well, Jewish?
It's a question for which the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival has twenty-one star-studded answers, with an eclectic slate of first-run dramatic features, power-packed documentaries, biographies, musicals, comedies and shorts to amaze, inspire and entertain movie lovers. Our international search to discover new and unusual films that take Jewish storytelling to new heights yielded cinematic gems from Argentina, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Romania and the United States.
Journey to outer space in search of Ilan Ramon's tiny Torah. Take a front row seat in a London theater for an epic Masada musical. TRIBUTE Observations on Survival and Spirit, sponsored by the Kirstein Family Holocaust Education Fund brings France's movie event of the year, The Round Up to Hartford, joining The Matchmaker for their New England premieres. Don't miss two Israeli Oscar contenders – Precious Life and The Human Resources Manager.
They've got the winning ticket with a Jewish Oympian's Berlin story and the American Jewish love affair with baseball. Hollywood nostalgia buffs will enjoy the Warner Brothers saga. The chilling Leo Frank murder case is revisited in a powerful new drama, with director Ben Loeterman leading a Reel Talk.