A selection of our films is listed below:
IN SEARCH OF THE AMERICAN DREAM
This is a riveting story of five children as they desperately race across Texas for survival after their undocumented parents were caught, arrested, and thrown in jail. It’s a story of a family torn apart and the fear and agony of children forced to cope alone.
Drama. 2h 23min.
DEFYING THE NAZIS – THE SHARPS’ WAR
In February 1939, Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, boldly committed themselves to a life-threatening mission of saving Jewish refugees in Europe.
Documentary. 1h 30min.
ANNE FRANK – THEN AND NOW
Scenes from this film are combined with footage of young Palestinians talking candidly about war, love, and topics that Anne Frank wrote about as a teenager.
Documentary. 1h 03min.
TREZOROS – THE LOST JEWS OF KASTORIA
A moving documentary that depicts the lives of a Sephardic community in Kastoria, Greece that were destroyed after the occupation of the Nazis in 1940.
Documentary. 1h 30min.
FIRST LADY OF THE REVOLUTION
This is a remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, a Southern belle, who takes a life-altering journey through marriage and civil war to become the First Lady of Costa Rica.
Documentary. 1h 11min.
In this humanistic comedy, set against the backdrop of economic crises and bad news, an extravagant international cast of characters meet, fight, and fall in love, while hiding from the end of the world and other calamities on the tiny Greek island of Khronos. Each one of them discovers something or someone that gives new meaning to their lives, helped in no small part by the food they share, especially the Mediterranean pastry Bourek.
Comedy. 1h 30min.
GORDON GETTY – THERE WILL BE MUSIC
Can the son of J. Paul Getty, at one time the richest man in the world, be a serious composer?
Documentary, Biography, Music.
A perpetually miserable man finds happiness when he starts dating a manic pixie dream girl, to the befuddlement of his cynical best friend.
Comedy, Drama, Romance. 1h 37 min.
Father. Restaurateur. Hostage taker. How did one man’s financial woes spiral into a harrowing crisis that captivated the world.
Comedy, Crime, Drama. 2h 2min.
WILD GOOSE LODGE
In Ireland 1816 a group of armed men assembled in a church at midnight and swore a blood oath to avenge the deaths of three of their fellow Ribbonmen.
BENEATH THE HELMET: FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO THE HOMEFRONT
This is a coming-of-age film which follows the journey of five Israeli high school graduates drafted into the Israeli army. At the age of 18, away from their homes, families, and friends these young individuals undergo a demanding, inspiring journey, revealing the core of who they are and who they want to be.
In Hebrew with English subtitles. 1:20. NR.
BODY AND SOUL – THE STATE OF THE JEWISH NATION
Through incisive conversations with key experts in history, archeology, international law, political science, and the media, this film shows the historical connection between the Jewish people and Israel. It also discusses the propoganda, myths and misinformation that have become deeply entrenched in public discourse. 1:04. NR.
“A concise, skillfully recounting of the story of the Jewish people and their connection to the land of Israel. The film is as cogent as it is inspiring.” – Daniel Gold, The New York Times.
In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl’s marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.
In Urdu and Pashto with English subtitles. 1:33. NR.
GIRL WITH NO FEAR
Formerly called “A Town With No Shadows.” Set in a gorgeous mountain and coastal region of the Andes, this suspenseful and emotional thriller takes us on a journey with the fearless Ana who is determined to save her grandfather from being tested with illegal drugs in a hospital. Ana, a non-conformists, turns out to be a person with heart and compassion. As Ana and her grandfather run away, they must fight for survival from the vicious pursuit of a ruthless company.
In Spanish. 1:55. NR.
Cesar Oiticica Filho’s first film is a visually striking documentary about the filmmaker’s uncle, Helio Oiticaca, an important Brazilian artist in the 20th Century.
In Portuguese with English subtitles. 1:34. NR.
HOMBRES A LA CARTA
Journalist Cecilia asks herself the question: do I want to be a mom? When she realizes that the answer is yes, she begins the job of finding her son’s father. During this search, guided by her friends, she will encounter unexpected results.
In Spanish with English subtitles. 1:30. NR.
MY VOICE, MY LIFE
A Hong Kong documentary directed by Oscar-winner Ruby Yang. The film chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of under-privileged middle school students as they undergo six months of vigorous traing to produce a musical on stage.
In Catonese with English subtitles. 1:31. NR.
PLEASE BE NORMAL
Victor, a struggling theater director in New York and his girlfriend Mary are expecting their first child. This places enormous pressure on Victor. A random encounter with a stranger offers Victor an escape from the terror of conventionality. 1:30. NR.
REMARKABLE SHADES OF GAY
Two seemingly straight men have a fling in this smart anthology film about modern gay life. Elsewhere, a gay couple help their son deal with a breakup, an athlete questions his sexuality, and a woman discovers that her beau has left her for another man (2:06). NR.