From Utopia to Armageddon in 2.5 weeks of premier Jewish film

Gabriel Byrne and Susan Sarandon in NYJFF selection Emotional Arithmetic

A collaborative effort between the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum, The New York Jewish Film Festival is back for its 18th year, and it’s never been more vital. Starting next Wednesday January 14th, you’ll be treated to scores of new looks at the Jewish experience past and present. With films covering everything from a South African satirist to a blinded Israeli teenager preparing for his bar mitzvah, from a young boy growing up in a Muslim home in Stalinist Kazakhstan to an Argentine filmmaker bent on discovering what happened to relatives who disappeared under that country’s military dictatorship, there’s no single theme, just provocative, eye-opening and must-see perspectives.

Stay tuned to the filmlinc blog for an in-depth look at the festival offerings and the filmmakers behind them, and be sure to enter our Camp contest on Facebook. If you have a funny/horrible/unbelievable story or photo from your camp days, you could win tickets to see Camp Girls, Gay Block’s re-exploration of the summer camp subjects of a 1981 photo essay, and a copy of the hilarious Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies by Roger Bennett and Jules Shell.

See the whole program and buy tickets

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