Playing at this year’s NJFF

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by tgregory

Full-length films to be shown at this year’s NJFF are:

• Oct. 17: “Loving Henri,” documentary. Story of Holocaust survivor Henri Landwirth, founder of Give Kids the World Village, a nonprofit in Florida.   

• Oct. 19: “Harmonia,” feature. Modern retelling of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar story.

• Oct. 21: “Bye Bye Germany.” Holocaust survivors need to make money to leave Germany. 

• Oct. 21: “90 Minute War,” mockumentary. Israel and Palestine can’t come to peace and division of the land.  So they decide to play a soccer game with winner taking all.

• Oct. 23: “The Women’s Balcony,” comedy. Bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.

• Oct. 24: “Fanny’s Journey.” Fourteen-year-old Fanny leads a group of children to safety and away from Occupied France.

• Oct. 26: “The History of Love.” Based on the award-winning novel by Nicole Krause and starring Derek Jacobi and Elliot Gould.

• Oct. 28: “The Kind Words.” Follows three siblings who are going to discover the greatest secret of their late mother. 

• Oct. 30: “Compared to What: The Barney Frank Story.” Documentary focusing on the life of the first openly gay and Jewish congressperson.

• Nov. 1: “Keep Quiet.” An anti-Semitic far-right politician’s astonishing transformation after finding out he is Jewish.

• Nov. 2: “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.” One of the world’s most beautiful women was also the secret inventor of technology we use today.

• Nov. 7: “Body and Soul.” The juxtaposition of African-American music and Jewish composers.

• Nov. 9: “Scandal in Ivansk.” Photographer journeys to his grandfather’s former Polish shtetl in search of memories and how they are formed … and forgotten.

   • Nov. 9: “Monsieur Mayonnaise.” An epic adventure starring artists, werewolves, heroes, Nazis, a comic book and baguettes … with lashings of French mayonnaise! This film also will be shown during the Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series.

• Nov. 11: “The Exception,” starring Christopher Plummer, Lily James and Janet McTeer.


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