IAJGS 2008 Jewish Film Festival


                Filmmakers are notoriously dissatisfied people. Their quest depends on the fact that not every story worth paying attention to has been told. So they set out like Don Quixote with their shining armor and a camera in hand. And they narrate. The plethora of these narratives is showcased in Jewish film festivals. Inquisitiveness is at the heart of their mission.                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                    -Professor Ilan Stavans

Join us at this year’s film festival where we will screen over 40 educational, entertaining and enlightening films representing the Jewish religious, 

historical and cultural experience from ancient times to the present day. Films will include documentaries with genealogical and sociological themes, first-person narratives and memoirs, theatrical films, classic silent films, and those reflecting the Jewish artistic experience, including Yiddish theatre, klezmer music, and borscht-belt comedy. There will be portraits of Holocaust heroism, vanished shtetls, DNA technology, analysis of Nazi-era looted art investigations, and family dynamics, showing the challenges, risks and rewards of the self-discovery that comes with being a genealogist.


Filmmakers will be on hand at many screenings to introduce their films and discuss them afterwards.
Details and schedule will be posted over the next few months. If you have suggestions, submissions or questions about the film festival, or would like to sponsor a film or filmmaker, please contact the festival coordinator:

Pamela Weisberger at: pweisberger@hotmail.com

 

 

FILM SCHEDULE BY DAY/TIME

 

Session Title
Speaker's Last Name
Session Topic:
Session Date:
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 Saturday, August 16
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: The Golden Door (Nuovomondo -The New World)  
 
 Sunday, August 17
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: A Torah Returns to Poland  
9:30 AM - 11:05 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal  
11:05 AM - 12:45 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream  
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Yiddle With His Fiddle  
2:15 PM - 4:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank  
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Stealing Klimt  
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Adio Kerida: Goodbye Dear Love  
7:00 PM - 7:25 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Genealogy Goes to the Movies  
 
 Monday, August 18
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Bernie  
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: A Tour of Hasidic Williamsburg  
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: One of the Last  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Tovarisch: I Am Not Dead  
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: The World Was Ours  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Who Do You Think You Are? Stephen Fry  
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Genealogy Goes to the Movies  
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Kinderland, Cinderland  
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Two Tangos: Portrait of L'viv  
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Mahjong and Chicken Feet  
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Tarnobrzeg: Portrait of a Galician Town  
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Rimalev: House Number Seven  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Echoes That Remain  
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Cemetery Restoration in Eastern Europe  
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Uprising  
 
 Tuesday, August 19
8:00 AM - 9:25 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: The Golem: How He Came Into the World (Der Golem: Wie Er in Die Welt Kam)  
10:25 AM - 1:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Don’t Touch My Holocaust  
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Who Do You Think You Are? Nigella Lawson  
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: One Day Crossing  
2:35 PM - 3:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: From Shtetl to Swing  
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Match & Marry  
5:00 PM - 6:20 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Yiddish Theatre: A Love Story  
6:30 PM - 8:15 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Everything is Illuminated  
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)  
 
 Wednesday, August 20
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: 888-GO KOSHER  
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: From Kristallnacht to Crystal Day: A Synagogue in Wroclaw Glows Again   
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Synagogue for Sale  
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: 51 Birch Street  
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Match & Marry  
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Miss Universe 1929: A Queen in Wien  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good  
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: The Rape of Europa  
6:05 PM - 7:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: From Shtetl to Swing  
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Who Do You Think You Are? Natasha Kaplinsky  
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: West Bank Story  
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Unlikely Heroes  
 
 Thursday, August 21
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: 888-GO KOSHER  
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: A Tour of Hasidic Williamsburg  
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Swimming in Auschwitz: Survival Stories of Six Women  
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: World Travels: Lithuania - Digging Up Roots  
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Jewish Women in American Sports: Settlement House to the Olympics  
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Maxwell Street: A Living Memory  
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Jewish Maxwell Street Stories  
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Watermarks  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Stealing Klimt  
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: De Bessarabia a Entre Rios (From Bessarabia to Entre Rios)  
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank  
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: The Long Way Home  
 
 Friday, August 22
8:10 AM - 8:30 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: West Bank Story  
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream  
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM 
   FILM FESTIVAL: From Shtetl to Swing