UKJF at Reel Borehamwood & JW3

Keep the Change

David and Sarah, both on the autistic spectrum, meet at a summer group for people with autism and learning disabilities in NYC. Being there against his will, David keeps his distance at first, but, gradually, starts falling for bubbly and loving Sarah.

15-19 July, Reel Borehamwood

17-26 July, JW3

UKJF at Phoenix & JW3

Generation Wealth

A special preview of Generation Wealth from Emmy-award-winning photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles). A comprehensive cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge which bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of capitalism, narcissism and greed.

19 July, Phoenix

5-9 August, JW3


Tracking Edith

Edith Tudor-Hart’s pioneering photography documented the social ills of its time, focusing on poverty and child welfare in 1930s and 1940s Britain. These concerns were also the driving force behind Tudor-Hart’s second, clandestine, career as a KGB spy. Director Peter Stephan Jungk, looks back on her extraordinary, double life, which married art with politics, and her quest for social justice. 

27 July – 2 August, JW3



A powerful and profound tale of youthful passion as the gifted son of a kosher butcher from Newark wins a scholarship to better himself at a prestigious university in mid-West America. Oscar nominated director James Schamus creates an extraordinary portrait of 1950s America where love and idealism is pitted against the unyielding ties and expectations of country, family and tradition.

2 August, JW3


Through Lotte’s Lens

The extraordinary story of the refugees who escaped the Nazi regime in the 30s and found refuge in the UK, viewed through the lens of Austrian portrait photographer Lotte Meitner-Graf.

12-16 August, JW3



Eddie Vitch, a Polish Jew, made a name for himself as a brilliant mime and cartoonist in Hollywood before moving to Paris, where he became a star. When the Nazis occupied the city in 1940, Vitch continued to make Germany’s elite, including Goebbels and Goering, laugh, surviving the war by boldly performing on Paris’s and Berlin’s most prestigious stages.

19-23 August, JW3



Austrian-Jewish Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known for her beauty (both Snow White and Cat Woman were based on her iconic image), scandalous personal life and raunchy screen persona. But it was her biggest role as the inventor of frequency hopping during the war that slipped under the radar.

26-30 August, JW3



An old Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough. Suddenly the customers can’t get enough of his bread. Starring a host of British film and theatre luminaries, led by Jonathan Pryce, Pauline Collins, and Ian Hart.

2-6 September, JW3

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