UK Jewish Film at JW3

Driver

This beautiful debut feature from Yehonatan Indursky, the creator of hit TV series Shtisel, is a gentle and whimsical exploration of Tel Aviv’s ultra-Orthodox suburb. Nachman’s wife has left him and now he is in sole charge of his intense and thoughtful young daughter, Chani. A heartbreaking tale of a little known religious community.

Sun 24 – Thur 28 March, JW3

UK Jewish Film at JW3

Humor Me

Nate, once a promising playwright, has no choice but to crash at his dad’s retirement home in New Jersey when his wife leaves him and his agent fires him. To his surprise, spending time with his father and his friends enables Nate to climb out of his midlife funk. Humor Me is a funny and heartwarming account of the struggles of growing old (and older), with a starry cast including Elliott Gould and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords).

Sun 31 March – Thur 4 April, JW3

UK Jewish Film at the Phoenix

The Keeper

While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret and her father, the manager of the local football team, notice a young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Margaret’s father is so taken by Bert’s prowess as a goalkeeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his team. While Margaret’s and Bert’s love slowly blossoms despite local hostility, Bert’s heroics in goal are noticed by Man City. His signing annoys thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. Margaret and Bert’s loyalty to each other will be put to the test more than once.

Saturday 6th April, 8.30pm, London Phoenix Cinema

UK Jewish Film at JW3

Holy Lands

Harry Rosenmerck is a Jewish cardiologist who decides to give up his New York life to become a pig farmer in Israel. He must not only face the consequences of leaving behind his family and terminally ill ex-wife, but also the wrath of Rabbi Moshe Cattan who condemns his pig farm.

Sunday 7 – Thurs 18 April, JW3

UK Jewish Film at the Phoenix

Red Joan

Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is arrested for crimes committed many years ago. Flashback to 1938 and young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a new student at Cambridge, is drawn into a circle of communist youth. When WWII begins, Joan goes to work for Max (Stephen Campbell Moore) at a top-secret British intelligence project of great interest to Leo (Tom Hughes) who she’s fallen for. She soon has tough choices to make between national loyalties, belief systems, and men.

Wednesday 10th April, 8.30pm, Phoenix Cinema

UK Jewish Film at CCA

The Interpreter

80-year-old Ali arrives in Vienna with the intention of tracking down – and killing – the SS officer who shot his parents. Instead, he meets the officer’s womanising son, Georg. Despite their initial animosity, he asks Georg to help him investigate his father’s past. Their journey through the Slovak countryside is as comic as it is tragic – a road movie like no other.

Sun 14 April 2019, CCA Glasgow

UK Jewish Film at the Phoenix

Working Woman

Orna, an ambitious career woman, is determined to prove herself to her new boss. But when his flirting escalates, Orna struggles to restore her sense of self-worth and dignity. Superbly acted and written, Working Woman is a cautionary tale for our times.

Tues 16 April 2019, Phoenix Cinema

Video on Demand

The Green Park on VOD

The Green Park Hotel opened its doors in 1943 and for over forty years was a key hub of Anglo Jewish life. It provided kosher food, British seaside glamour and a place to introduce sons and daughters. This lively and warm-hearted film delves into the Anglo Jewish community, examining how it developed and flourished in the 20th century.

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 the Phoenix

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

Barry Avrich’s gripping new documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz—the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history. Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal Court.

Sunday 28th April, 8.00pm, London Phoenix Cinema

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