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New York Jewish Film Festival At Lincoln Center

Written by: FFT Webmaster | January 4th, 2012

Now that Christmas is safely packaged away, it is time for New York to resume its proper place as center of the Jewish universe with this year’s edition of the New York Jewish Film Festival. Two venerable New York institutions, the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 21st edition of the event at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center from January 11 to 26. The Festival’s treasure trove includes 35 features and shorts from 11 countries, providing a diverse global perspective on the Jewish experience. Festivities begin with the New York premiere of MABUL (The Flood) by director Guy Nattiv. This coming of age film, which was nominated for six Israeli Academy Awards, tells the story of Yoni, a smart but physically underdeveloped 13 year old, who faces bullying by classmates, and his 17 year old autistic brother , who returns home from an institution right before Yoni’s bar mitzvah. The closing night film is the world premiere of WELCOME TO KUTSHER’S: THE LAST CATSKILLS RESORT, which features the last remaining hotel from the heyday of the legendary Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains, a Jewish vacation spot for the past 75 years. For more information on the complete program, visit:

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