New York Jewish Film Festival at Film Society

The New York Film Festival screens films from around the world that explore the diversity of Jewish experience. Produced with the Jewish Museum, the 28th edition is at Film Society of Lincoln Center daily from January 9-22, 2019. From $10

The Festival includes documentary, narrative and short films. There are new films and restored classics.

Latin Films

Promise at Dawn

French drama by Eric Barbier (2017) is the opening night film.

Promise at Dawn tells the story of the great Jewish novelist Romain Gary, recounting his impoverished childhood in Poland, his time as a fighter pilot in WWII, and most of all the unyielding love between him and his single mother.

New York Premiere
January 9, Wednesday at 7:30pm. Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg will be present.
January 10, Thursday at 3pm

Camera Obscura

Argentine film by Maria Victoria Menis (2008)

Shot on location in the lush forests, lagoons, and rivers of Buenos Aires province in a wondrous mélange of visual styles, Camera Obscura tells the story of an immigrant woman whose encounter with an itinerant photographer reveals a sense of self she never knew.

January 15, Tuesday at 3:30pm & 8:30pm
Q&As with director Maria Victoria Menis and producer Hector Menis

The Light of Hope

Spanish film by Silvia Quer (2018)

The Light of Hope is a compelling drama based on the true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, director of the Elne maternity home. Eidenbenz and her female co-workers saved the lives of 600 hundreds of infants during the Spanish Civil War and WWII by providing humane conditions for pregnant women fleeing Vichy refugee camps, as she and her staff risk their lives to keep their maternity home and the women within it safe.

New York Premiere
January 17, Thursday at 1pm & 6pm
Q&As with Silvia Quer

New York Film Festival 2018 Tickets

Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night: General Public: $25, Members: $20

General Public: $15

Students and Seniors: $12

Members: $10

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