The Southampton Jewish Film Festival opened on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 with a screening of “SHOLEM ALEICHEM: LAUGHING IN THE DARKNESS”. We were fortunate to have Sholem’s great grandson Kenneth Kaufman as guest speaker.
The Festival continues every Tuesday at 7:30 through August 21st:
The Heir: July 17, 7:30 pm (2017) Canada, 55 minutes, English Subtitles, Guest Speaker Lucian Simmons heads Sotheby’s Worldwide Restitution team involved in the field of Nazi looted art. If you loved Lady in Gold, this is a must see.
My Dear Children: July 24, 7:30 pm (2017) U.S.A. 70 minutes
Guest Speaker LeeAnne Dance, award winning television producer.
My Dear Children is the first in-depth, scholarly film about anti-Jewish massacres in Eastern Europe following WWI.
Scandal in Ivansk: July 31, 7:30 pm (2017) Israel/Poland, 78 minutes
In the small Polish town of Ivansk, where most Jews were murdered by Nazis, one word, “collaborator”, ignites a nationwide controversy.
1945: August 7, 7:30 pm Guest Speaker Mate Vincze, Director Hungarian Cultural Center. (2017) Hungary, 91 minutes, English subtitles
Director Ferenc Török paints a complex picture of a society trying to come to terms with the recent horrors they experienced, perpetrated, or just tolerated for personal gain. An eloquent drama that reiterates Thomas Wolfes famed sentiment: you can’t go home again. Secrets, sins, reckoning, love, betrayal, confrontation
Prisoner of Paradise: August 14, 7:30 pm
Guest Speakers Robert Kalfin and Jeremy Lawrence (2002) British-Canadian-American, 96 minutes
This documentary tells of famed German Cabaret Star Kurt Gerron’s shocking and tragic story and provides a fascinating documentary look at the era of 1920s cabaret.
Robert Kalfin won five Tony Awards, four Tony nominations and 21 Obie Awards. Jeremy Lawrence has been working with materials of the Berlin cabarets between the wars since 1990, when he created Cabaret Verboten, an evening of songs and sketches of the period.
Watching the Moon at Night: August 21, 7:30 pm
Guest Speaker Film Maker Bo Persson joins us from Sweden! (2015) Sweden, 90 minutes.
Watching the Moon at Night is about contemporary terrorism and anti-Semitism. What is the connection between European Nazism and Fascism of the last century, and the lethal terrorism of today? Who are the godfathers of contemporary terrorist groups? The film was inspired by Historian Walter Laqueur who also takes part in the film.
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