The 29th New York Jewish Film Festival
This annual event, co-presented by The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, offers eight documentary features among its 21 new feature offerings.
MOHAMED AND ANNA: IN PLAIN SIGHT
Making its world premiere is Veronica Gonzalez Peña’s PAT STEIR: ARTIST
, a portrait of the pioneering painter; while US premieres are Stephane Kaas’ ETGAR KERET: BASED ON A TRUE STORY
, which profiles the Israeli author; and Taliya Finkel’s MOHAMED AND ANNA: IN PLAIN SIGHT
, about an Arab Egyptian doctor who saved a Jewish woman during WWII by disguising her as a Muslim.
NYC premieres at the festival include Roberta Grossman’s WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY
, on a secret archive created by Jews within the Warsaw Ghetto; Uri Barbash’s BLACK HONEY: THE LIFE AND POETRY OF AVRAHAM SUTZKEVER
, about the Russian-born poet who saved Jewish manuscripts during WWII; Oren Rudavsky’s JOSEPH PULITZER: VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
, on the Jewish immigrant-turned-media giant; Elizabeth Rynecki’s CHASING PORTRAITS
, which follows the filmmaker’s efforts to track down her great-grandfather’s art collection, dispersed during the war; and Rubi Gat’s DEAR FREDY
, about an openly gay German Jew and his fate during WWII.