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When: January 12, 2011 through January 27, 2011
What: The Annual New York Jewish Film Festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum marks its 20th anniversary as New York’s preeminent showcase for World Cinenma exploring the Jewish experience.
The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 20th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Societys Walter Reade Theater, The Jewish Museum, and The JCC in Manhattan. The festivals 36 features and shorts from 14 countries31 screening in their world, U.S. or New York premieresprovide a diverse global perspective on the Jewish experience. In celebration of the festivals 20th anniversary, several film screenings will be followed by filmmakers and special guests in onstage discussions and/or performances.
The festival opens on Wednesday, January 12, with the New York premiere of Mahler on the Couch, Percy and Felix Adlons witty examination of composer Gustav Mahlers relationship with his tempestuous wife, Alma, and his consultations with Sigmund Freud. The film is filled with Mahlers sublime music, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. It joins the closing night film, Avi NeshersThe Matchmakera New York premiere about a teenage boy in 1968 Haifa who gets a job working for a matchmaker who is a Holocaust survivor. This film was nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
This years New York Jewish Film Festival was selected by Rachel Chanoff, Independent Curator; Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center; Andrew Ingall, Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum; Richard Pea, Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center; and Aviva Weintraub, Associate Curator and Director of The New York Jewish Film Festival, The Jewish Museum; with assistance from Sheryl Santacruz, Film Festival Coordinator, The Jewish Museum.
Where: The majority of The New York Jewish Film Festivals screenings will be held at the Film Society of Lincoln Centers Walter Reade Theater, located at 165 West 65th St. between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. One additional screening will be held at The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd Street; and one at The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at West 76th Street.
RSVP: Tickets for screenings at the Walter Reade Theater and The Jewish Museum go on sale Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the Walter Reade Theater Box Office; and online at www.FilmLinc.com, www.jccmanhattan.org/film. Single screening tickets for The New York Jewish Film Festival are $12; $9 for students; $8 for seniors (62+); and $7 for Film Society and Jewish Museum members.
About The Jewish Museum:
Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent United States institution exploring 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, the Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objectspaintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media. For more information, visit www.FilmLinc.com