The New York Jewish Film Festival is an annual January showcase of Jewish films from around the world. It screens new work by international voices and some restored classics. The New York Jewish Film Festival is co-produced by the Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Given the rise of fascist tendencies in our country today, the Jewish experience is more relevant to all Americans than ever.
Without great care, history repeats itself. It’s hard to believe that in our own time and place, families are being torn apart and loved ones are being shipped off to an uncertain fate in the name of Homeland Security.
27th New York Jewish Film Festival
The 27th New York Jewish Film Festival is at Film Society of Lincoln Center, January 10 – 23, 2018.
$25 Opening night
$12 Students and seniors
26th New York Jewish Film Festival
Closing night film Maria Schrader’s Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe (2016) tells the story of Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig. He was one of the world’s most popular writers in the 1920s and 1930s.
To avoid the growing Nazi threat, Zweig left Austria in 1934. He and his wife moved first to England, then New York, and finally to Petrópolis, Brazil, the old capital just north of Rio in 1940.
Depressed by the growing intolerence in the world, Zweig and his wife committed suicide in Petrópolis in 1942.
It’s an obvious statement about the times we are living in, seen through the lens of one Jewish writer’s experience.
The movie takes place in Buenos Aires, New York, and Brazil from the mid-1930s to 1942.