Youngstown Jewish Film Festival

The 2020 Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival aims to take participants on a cinematic, cultural journey that depicts a broad spectrum of Jewish life. The films shown come from all over the world, providing diverse audiences with a glimpse into the Jewish experience.


PICTURE OF HIS LIFE
Documentary | Israeli | Biography
Runtime: 72 min | Country: Canada | Release: 2020
World renowned wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum has one final photographic dream remaining - to photograph a polar bear underwater. As his journey unfolds, so does an intimate and painful story of dedication, sacrifice, and personal redemption.
Date: Tuesday, September 29 | Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Encore Cinema, Niles



THE CROSSING
Diaspora | Holocaust
Runtime: 90 | Country: Norway | Release: 2020
In 1942, Gerda and Otto’s parents are arrested, leaving the young siblings on their own. They discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, and realize they must finish what their parents started: help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis.
Date: Thursday, October 7 | Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Movies 8, Boardman


VIRAL: ANTISEMITISM IN FOUR MUTATIONS
Documentary | American-Jewish Life
Runtime: 84 min | Country: USA | Release: 2020
Antisemitism in the U.S. and Europe is spreading. Director Andrew Goldberg examines its rise, traveling through four countries to follow antisemites and their victims, along with experts, politicians, and locals.
Date: Wednesday, September 23 | Time: 7:00 p.m. |
Location: Multi-Purpose Room


GOLDEN VOICES
Drama | Israeli | Comedy
Runtime: 88 | Country: Israel | Release: 2019
Victor and Raya Frenkel were the golden voices of Soviet film dubbing. With the collapse of the USSR, they immigrate to Israel and begin a new amusing, painful, and absurd chapter of their life.
Date: Sunday, October 4 | Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD


BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM.
Documentary | American-Jewish Life
Runtime: 94 | Country: USA | Release: 2019
Director Ivy Meeropol, whose grandparents Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were prosecuted by Roy Cohn, will take a closer look at the controversial lawyer and fixer.
Date: Thursday, October 15 | Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room


MY NAME IS SARA
Drama | Holocaust | Biography
Runtime: 111 | Country: USA, Poland | Release: 2019
Follow the true life story of Sara Goralnik, a 13-year old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis. Sara steals her Christian best friend’s identity and soon discovers the dark secrets of her new employers’ marriage, compounding her need to protect her true identity.
Date: Monday, October 19 | Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Encore Cinema, Niles

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