Like many of Silver’s films, the 1975 indie drama about Manhattan’s old Jewish enclave has been unjustly forgotten. But you now have the perfect opportunity to discover it.
Sara Davidmann explores the space between what we can know about one of the darkest moments in human history and what is impossible to recover.
Cara Levine’s “Dig a Hole” is inspired by Shiva, the seven-day period of mourning in Judaism.
For scholars, weighing the context of the classic film’s use of blackface is a valuable thought exercise. For a Jew, it is an exorcism.
With those who directly experienced the events dwindling in number, films about the Holocaust must now grapple with what “Never forget” truly means.
While narratives depicting the Holocaust present fixed versions of events, testimonial films tend to be more open-ended, and pose more profound questions.
Since cameras were first pointed at the concentration camps, filmmakers have faced challenges in how to respectfully and meaningfully depict atrocity.
The lively opening of Shtetl Gallery signals shifting perceptions around Hasidic art in the local community.
Cinema’s thorny depictions of Israeli military action reflects the swift shift in Jewish identity around questions of oppression.
The short film Egg Cream explores the history of the Downtown Jewish concoction.
UCLA’s “Engaging Living Religion” will look at how religious beliefs are presented and explored in museum galleries.
From the Coen Brother’s take on the Jewish-American experience, to a rabbi’s talking cat, stream these films during the holiday.