UKJF at Reel Borehamwood & JW3


Brazilian-Jewish director Jose Padilha brings this superbly watchable if controversial drama based on the true story of the hijack of an airliner en route from Tel Aviv to Paris in June 1976. Rosmaund Pike and Daniel Brühl shine as left wing German radicals who demand the release of dozens of Palestinian terrorists. The thriller follows the hijackers and hostages as well as the political leaders trying to decide whether to negotiate or send an elite special forces unit on a dramatic rescue mission to free the hostages. Also starring Lior Askenazi, Eddie Marsan and Nonso Anozie.

11-24 May, Reel Borehamwood

25 May – 5 July, JW3


The Young Karl Marx

Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, Marx and Engels preside over the birth of the labour movement, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganised. This grows into the most complete theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – driven, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men.

4-24 May, JW3


FilmLab with Devorah Baum

We are thrilled to be hosting filmmaker, writer and academic Devorah Baum, who will be discussing and answering questions on ‘Jewishness’. Entry is free if you book in advance or £8 on the door.

23 May, Map Studio Cafe

UKJF at CCA Glasgow


17 year-old Asher has always been the impulsive troublemaker at school. Whilst his powerful and strict father sees him as a natural successor to the family’s scaffolding business, Asher finds unexpected solace in his inspiring literature teacher. Torn between the two worlds, Asher looks for a chance for a new life and new identity.

27 May, CCA Glasgow

UKJF at Reel Borehamwood & JW3

The Boy Downstairs

Diana, an aspiring writer, is back in New York City after two years in London. She finds a dream Manhattan apartment, but only after moving in does she realise that it comes with more than just original features – her ex-boyfriend Ben, whose heart she had broken, is living downstairs.

8-14 June, Reel Borehamwood

10-28 June, JW3


Studio 54

Studio 54, which was co-founded by two Jewish friends from Brooklyn, Ian Schrader and Steve Rubell, was more than just a club. Taking hedonism to new heights and attracting every celebrity on the planet, the club gave NYC, a near bankrupt city in the 1970s, the hope and glamour it so needed.

15-22 June, JW3

UKJF at CCA Glasgow

Zuzana: Music is Life

90-year-old Zuzana Ruzickova survived three concentration camps, including Auschwitz, and decades-long oppression and harassment under the totalitarian regime in her native Czech Republic to become a world-famous harpsichordist and the only musician to ever record all the keyboard works of Bach.

21 June, CCA Glasgow


FilmClub: Red Trees

London-based designer and filmmaker Marina Willer tells the story of her father, a member of one of the 12 Jewish families who survived the war in Prague. After the war, he immigrated to Brazil, where Marina was born, and became an architect.

The screening will be followed by a lively discussion, a glass of wine and some mezze.

27 June, JW3

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