The Matchmaker

Haifa teen Arik Burnstein gets a summer job working for a most unusual matchmaker. Some real comedy and a lot of charm from Avi Nesher who weaves together many facets of life in Israel in 1968.

Sun 14 – Thurs 18 July, Reel


Why the Jews?

Modesty may be a virtue but the stats don’t lie: 22% of all Nobel prizes have been won by Jews. This fascinating documentary turns to Jewish luminaries to find out the reasons for Jewish achievement.
Screening with short film 100 Faces.

Sun 14 – Thurs 18 July, JW3


Young Jury Award for Best Short Film

Are you aged 16-30? Do you have a passion for film? We’re looking for enthusiastic, articulate young people with good analytical skills to be part of a young people’s jury to select the best short film in our 2019 UK Jewish Film Festival.

New On Demand

Closer to the Moon

We have four amazing new additions to our On Demand collection including the inventive and fast-paced comic heist movie, Closer to the Moon, starring Mark Strong and Vera Farmiga. Other additions are: The Pickle Recipe, Kaddish for a Friend, and Wilfrid Israel: The Essential Link.


Inside the Mossad

Former heads and agents of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, break their silence and talk for the very first time about what it is like to work for one of the most enigmatic institutions in the world.

Weds 17 July, 7.30pm, CCA Glasgow

UK Jewish Film at JW3

Tel Aviv on Fire

An outrageously funny buddy-comedy. The writer on an Arab speaking soap strikes an awkward friendship with an Israeli checkpoint officer. Together they come up with plots that betray their shared desire to normalise Arab-Jewish relations.

Tues 16 and Sun 28 July, Cineworld Didsbury

Sun 21 – Sun 28 July, JW3


Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love + Q&A

British award-winning documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Whitney: Can I Be Me) returns to the Greek island of Hydra, where, back in 1968, he met and befriended Leonard Cohen’s Norwegian lover and muse, Marianne Ihlen.

This special preview will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Nick Broomfield and Jools Holland.

Tues 23 July, Phoenix Cinema


Preview: Ask Dr. Ruth

Age 91, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, probably the most popular (and unlikeliest) sex therapist in the world, is as wise and funny as she ever was. Here she talks candidly about losing her parents in the Holocaust, her life in Israel before immigrating to the US, and the key to successful relationships.

Thurs 1 August, 8.30pm, Phoenix Cinema


The Samuel Project

A heartwarming and funny family drama about a teenager who discovers that his Jewish grandfather had nearly been captured by the Nazis when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. 

Sat 14 August, 7.30pm, CCA Glasgow

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