New York Jewish Film Festival 2020: Documentary Overview

FOUR WINTERS: A STORY OF JEWISH PARTISAN RESISTANCE AND BRAVERY IN WWII

Festival:
The 29th New York Jewish Film Festival

Dates:
January 15-28

About:
This collaboration between Film at Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum presents 9 documentary features among its 20 new feature offerings.

THEY AIN’T READY FOR ME

World premieres at the festival include Brad Rothschild’s THEY AIN’T READY FOR ME, about an African-American rabbinical student on Chicago’s South Side; and Julia Mintz’s FOUR WINTERS: A STORY OF JEWISH PARTISAN RESISTANCE AND BRAVERY IN WWII, about Jews who fought against Nazis in Eastern Europe; while US premieres are Dina Zvi Riklis’ MA’ABAROT: THE ISRAELI TRANSIT CAMPS, about the camps set up to accommodate immigrants to Israeli following WWII; and Rachel Rusinek and Eyal Ben Moshe’s I WAS NOT BORN A MISTAKE, the story of a transgender woman who returns to Israel two decades later.

MRS G

New York premieres include opening night selection AULCIE, Dani Menkin’s portrait of an iconic Harlem basketball player turned Israeli sports legend; MRS G, Dalit Kimor’s profile of Lea Gottlieb, a Holocaust survivor who founded a swimwear empire; PICTURE OF HIS LIFE, Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin’s portrait of a famed underwater photographer’s quest to capture an image of a polar bear; MARCELINE. A WOMAN. A CENTURY, Cordelia Dvorak’s tribute to Marceline Loridan-Ivens; and THE STATE AGAINST MANDELA AND THE OTHERS, Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte’s recounting of the 1964 Rivonia trial, which sentenced Nelson Mandela and his co-defendants to life in prison.

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