Attending this event

Adam Kossoff

Adam Kossoff is an artist-filmmaker, and a Reader in the Moving Image at the University of Wolverhampton.   As well as The Anarchist Rabbi (2014) his recent work includes Animal Architecture (2014) Made in Wolverhampton (2011) and Moscow Diary (2010).  His most recent exhibition, Animal Architecture, was at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. His work is distributed by Lux.

Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff is an English actor, author,playwrightand theatre director. Throughout his illustrious career, Berkoff appeared in films by Stanley Kubrick and Michelangelo Antonioni, directed plays by Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde, and wrote original stage plays. He will take part in a discussion after the screening of The Anarchist Rabbi at the UKJFF 2015.

Films screening at this event

The Anarchist Rabbi

Director
Adam Kossoff
Country
UK
Year
2014
Duration
45 min

A meditative reflection on London’s Jewish workers’ movement through the voice of anarchist Rudolf Rocker. At the turn of the twentieth century, German-born Rocker campaigned with the Jewish immigrants of east London, preaching anarchism to solve Britain’s class inequality. Acclaimed actor and playwright Steven Berkoff masterfully brings to life Rocker’s ‘ghost’, voicing a narrative that piercingly examines urban development and its destruction of Jewish collective memory. An essential film looking back on history and its prescient warning for the present.

 

The Guitar

Director
Richard Beecham
Country
UK
Year
2015
Duration
13 min

Gateshead, North East England. Chaim is a 12-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy. His mother has just remarried and he’s not happy. 16-year-old Kayleigh has been kicked out of her house and has nowhere to go. When an incident forces them together, unexpected things happen. ‘The Guitar’ is a bittersweet story about being Jewish, being Geordie and being different.