70 Hester Street

70 Hester Street

A documentary about the history of the old building that filmmaker Casmir Nozkowski grew up in on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Film Title70 Hester Street
Length: 11 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: English

100 Faces

100 faces

100 Faces is a true celebration of the diversity of Jewish people. Featuring 100 British-Jewish people, one born in every year between 1917 and 2018.

Film Title100 Faces
Length: 13 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Hebrew, and Yiddish with English subtitles

Barriers

Barriers

Uri, a young officer, together with two soldiers under his command, are manning a checkpoint in the territories. Two women from the “Watch” organization try to interfere with their work. Uri is confused as he receives an order to close the checkpoint because of a bomb threat amidst the women’s protests. An unpredictable outcome ensues….

Film TitleBarriers
Length: 22 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew, with English subtitles

The Maaleh School of Film and Television

Cold Water

Cold Water

While searching for the father who abandoned her as a child, a young woman steps through the looking glass into a world that is completely unknown to her.

Film TitleCold Water
Length: 20 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew, with English subtitles

The Maaleh School of Film and Television

Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion

Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion

Hannah Cohen. Hannah can’t wait to make her Holy Communion – only problem is she’s Jewish! An Irish/Jewish film with an international feel, the beauty of the story lies in its simplicity, humour, and the universal desire to fit in.

Film Title: Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion
Length: 14 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Language: English

Sunrise, not Sunset

Sunrise, not Sunset

An elderly Jewish couple is heartbroken when the council allocates them to separate care homes until their daughter hits upon the Human Rights Act as the means to bring them back together.

Film TitleSunrise, not Sunset
Length: 13 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: English

Sushi, Meatballs & Everything

Sushi, Meatballs & Everything

A newly-married bride goes to war in the kitchen with her loving but overbearing in-laws, in this award-winning, comical and universally relatable story of interfering parents, rebellious children, and food.

Film TitleSushi, Meatballs & Everything
Length: 10 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Language: Hebrew, with English subtitles

The Maaleh School of Film and Television

The Funeral

The Funeral

Arnold Cowan is not a religious man. He does not believe in any of that nonsense. Which is a bit of a problem because his son wants a proper bar mitzvah, complete with Synagogue service and everything done according to Jewish tradition. Arnold’s mother pulls him in one direction, his wife pulls him in the other. But, when a family tragedy brings everyone together, it has consequences no one quite expects.

Film TitleThe Funeral
Length: 15 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Language: English

The Gravedigger’s Daughter

The Gravedigger's Daughter

After her father dies, a young woman wants to take on his profession, but meets with opposition from everyone she knows. Esther’s father was a gravedigger who in his last will and testament left only one significant request: that one of his sons continue with his profession. None of his sons has the slightest interest in doing so. Esther is the only daughter in this traditional ‘Sephardic’ North African home, and embarks upon a struggle to carry on her father’s legacy of humility and kindness over the objections of her family and community. A feminist film with a twist of graveyard humor.

Film TitleThe Gravedigger’s Daughter
Length: 17 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Language: Hebrew, with English subtitles

The Maaleh School of Film and Television

The Lady in No.6: Music Saved My Life

The Lady in No.6: Music saved my life

The Lady In Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. 109-year-old Alice Herz Sommer, the world’s oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor, shares her story on how to achieve a long and happy life. She discusses the importance of music and laughter, and how to have an optimistic outlook.

The Lady in No. 6 won the Oscar for best short documentary film in 2014.

Film TitleThe Lady in No.6: Music Saved My Life
Length: 39 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: English

The Little Dictator

The Little Dictator

Prof. Yossi Kleinman, a charismatic lecturer who specializes in leaders in totalitarian regimes, feels unappreciated by his students and his dominant wife. On a family Shabbat, which celebrates the 90th birthday of a Holocaust survivor grandmother, Yossi finds himself in a hallucinatory situation that forces him to confront his family and himself.

Film TitleThe Little Dictator
Length: 29 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Language: Hebrew and German, with English subtitles

The Maaleh School of Film and Television

The Shabbos Goy

Shabbos Goy

A young Orthodox Jewish woman finds someone who can help her perform a task that is prohibited on Shabbat.

Film TitleShabbos Goy
Length: 7 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Language: English