JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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The York JCC is going to the Movies!
The York Jewish Community Center is proud to host an Annual Jewish Film Festival every fall. York is among the smallest communities to offer a Jewish Film Festival, understanding the importance and impact that film has on the masses to bring people together. Year after year the Festival brings together our community and its neighbors for an exciting showcase of world cinema and Jewish Culture.
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The year’s festival will feature a selection of films that reflect the diversity, spirit, and resolve of the global Jewish community.
M/NM $12 | Frank Theaters
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Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Discover Davis’ vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. He was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority. Featuring new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, and Whoopi Goldberg. With never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film and concert, this film explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society.
October 7 | 4:00 PM
Who Will Write Our History?
Viewer discretion advised.
Based on the book by historian Samuel Kassow, Who Will Write Our History tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. Discovered in 1946 and 1950, the thousands of surviving documents of the Archive were housed in underfunded conditions in the Jewish Historical Institute of Warsaw for decades. With 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, and more, it’s the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust. It documents not only how the Jews of the ghetto died, but how they lived. The voices of the Oyneg Shabes Archive will be heard.
October 14 | 4:00 PM English, Yiddish, and Polish with English Subtitles
Viewer discretion advised.
The world of Thomas, a young, gay, German baker, is upturned with word that Oren, his married, Israeli lover, has been killed in a car accident in Jerusalem. Seeking answers, closure, or a way to channel his grief, Thomas travels to the café run by Anat, his lover’s widow. Unsuspecting, Anat hires Thomas to wash dishes, but before long he is producing exquisite baked goods that fill the café with customers and make him a vital part of the operation – and of Anat’s life.
October 21 | 4:00 PM German and Hebrew with English Subtitles