UK Jewish Film at the Phoenix

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

This gripping documentary tells the story of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor. Ferencz became the lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, ‘the biggest murder trial in history’, and then went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Sunday 28 April, Phoenix Cinema

UK Jewish Film at JW3

Who Will Write Our History

A clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award winner Adrien Brody.

Sun 28 – Tues 30 April, JW3

UK Jewish Film at JW3

Above and Beyond

Just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots smuggled planes out of America at great personal risk and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. This fascinating, little-known tale is filled with heart, heroism and high-flying chutzpah.

3:30PM Tuesday 7 May, JW3

UK Jewish Film at JW3

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Based on a rare interview with David Ben-Gurion in 1968, this award-winning documentary offers a glimpse into the private life of one of the most important statesmen of the 20th century. Ben-Gurion looks back at his youth and time in office and explains why he believes peace is more important than land.

6PM Wednesday 8 May, JW3

UK Jewish Film at JW3

Outdoors

Nominated – Best Actress Award, Israeli Film Academy

Winner – Best Screenplay, Haifa International Film Festival 

A young Tel Aviv couple decides to build a house in an idyllic Galilee village, but resentments they have not dared speak of threaten their relationship. Noa Koler and Udi Razzin movingly portray a couple trying their best not to let life diminish their love for each other.

9th & 26th-30th May, JW3

 

UK Jewish Film at JW3

The Samuel Project

Eli (Ryan Ochoa) discovers his grandfather Samuel (Hal Linden)’s surprising past for the first time when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. A heart-warming and funny family drama that reveals the story of a Jewish dry cleaner who was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy.

12th-16th May, JW3

UK Jewish Film at JW3

The Testament

An accidental discovery of classified documents reveals that Yoel’s mother, an Orthodox Jewish woman, has lived under an assumed identity for decades. Plunged into a professional and personal crisis, Yoel starts questioning everything he thought he knew about his life and his family. An engrossing thriller from first-time director Amichai Greenberg.

19th-23rd May,  JW3 

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