Thursday, January 13, 2011


This year marks the 20th year for the New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center's Film Society--the opening night was last night, and closing will be on January 27th.  The line-up is lush and full of engrossing tales of the past--looking back on it now, and addressing the present with unrelenting scolding conditions now affecting the young generation.  There'll be 36 features of shorts, documentaries, and films.  

Amongst the selection we're excited to see is Daniel Burman's 36 Righteous Men/Los 36 Justos from Argentina.  Burman presented Empty Nest back in 2008 (at the NYJFF), Family Law in 2006, and Lost Embrace in 2004--his stylistic integrity echoes glimpses of a Fellini-esque sense of translation, and at other moments some old Woody Allen tricks also reverberate through out his films.  

My So Called Enemy by Lisa Gossels

Other anticipated feature is the documentary My So Called Enemy by Lisa Gossels, which chronicles a group of Israeli and Palestinian teenage girls who are housed together through a Women's Leadership Program in the U.S., only to go back to their respective quarters--in the hopes of applying what they'd learn through the test of time.  

I Miss You/Te Extrano by Fabian Hofman

And then there's the critically acclaimed work of Fabian Hofman who'll be introducing his film, I Miss You/Te Extrano also from Argentina, but mostly filmed in Mexico.   Have a watch at two of the available trailers (above).  For the full NYJFF schedule and to purchase tickets, go HERE.  

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