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The National Center for Jewish Film’s

21st Annual Film Festival
May 2-13 

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NCJF Films On TV Now!
Broadcasting Nationally on American Public Television

Raise the Roof
Carvalho's Journey
Ahead of Time
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Rosenwald NOW ON DVD!
Special Edition 2 DVD includes 4.5+ hours of bonus materials
Buy now for home use or classroom/library use

Audience & Critics Pick!  275 Festival & Event screenings
Rosenwald screened at the Obama White House!
Watch video of Valerie Jarrett comment on the film and her ties to the story.

NOW ON DVD & BLU RAY: Carvalho's Journey
Buy DVD - Get Early Bird Discount!

"Staggering...breathtaking." --Wall Street Journal
• "Great story. Stunning visuals. A very rare treat." --Huffington Post
• "Should really be seen on the big screen. Pure movie adventure. I absolutely loved this film.." --Unseen Films

Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana
New Release - Just Announced!
Book Now for Film festival & Event Screenings
Spotlight screenings:
  Black Bear Film Festival, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, Havana Int’l Film Festival, Miami Jewish Film Festival

For 40 years, NCJF has rescued, restored & exhibited rare films that document the vibrancy of Jewish life.

“Keeper of the Jewish film legacy.” —The Boston Globe
“Reviving a vanished heritage, a trove of priceless movies.”
—Time Magazine

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem
Now on DVD & Blu-ray!

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Film Festival Favorite! More than 100 Event Screenings

Raise the Roof
Buy Now!

Audience Favorite - Winner of Six Film Awards!

New York Premiere
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann

Tuesday, November 28 | tickets
Museum of Jewish Heritage NYC

It's a wrap!
Thanks for a fabulous festival!
Many thanks to our visiting filmmakers, special guests, co-presenters & sponsors.

280+ Films on DVD
Films A-Z
Special Offers

Mamele with Molly Picon - New Digital Restoration
Upcoming screening: Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival (MN)

“Sparkling gem. Picon is so delicious and quirky, you want to give her a knip in bekl (pinch her cheek).” – Forward
“Words to live by: Anything with Molly Picon is worth seeing. Mamele is a marvelous comic melodrama.” - KQED Public Radio

NCJF in the News...

On CBS News Sunday Morning
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Profile in Hadassah Magazine
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Feature in Times of Israel
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Digital Site Licensing (DSL)
Now available for most titles in distribution

NCJF now offers DSL to universities, colleges and libraries. Contact us to request a quote.

Kol Nidre (1939) - NCJF Digital Restoration
A bissel of this, a bissel of that, Kol Nidre has a little bit of everything, combining family melodrama and romance with popular songs, cantorial music and comic bits in an inventive pastiche of themes and styles.

Silent Film Classic: A Child of the Ghetto
“Griffith packs a remarkable density of incident and emotion."- The New Yorker

Stockholm Film Festival • Jewish Museum Prague • New York Jewish Film Festival • Maine Jewish Film Festival • Gdansk Culture Festival

Beverly Weinger Boorstein (1941-2016)
Attorney, Massachusetts Probate Court Judge, and pioneering advocate for gender equality & children’s rights. Beverly was a founding board member of NCJF: a central figure in the Center’s creation and advisor for more than 40 years. We are devastated by her passing, but celebrate her extraordinary life.

Fyvush Finkel (1922-2016)
Actor, Performer, Pillar of Yiddish Theater
| Watch Mr. Finkel in one of NCJF’s rare archive films
| Read New York Times obituary
| Read Forward obituary
Listen to 2010 Tablet podcast

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)
Watch - Cohen Performs "Hallelujah" 2009 
Watch - Cohen Blesses Israel & Palestinian Bereaved Parents for Peace
Watch - Cohen in Israel Calls for Peace with "Anthem Ring the Bells”
Read - "When Leonard Cohen Crooned for Israel in Its Darkest Hour"
Read - "Is Leonard Cohen’s New Song His Most Jewish Ever?”
Read - "Leonard Cohen: The Mensch Who Always Remembered His Past”

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