Documentary Feature
Documentary Competition
74 min
East Coast Premiere
In 1933, as German modern artists were increasingly persecuted by the rising Nazi Party, painter Paul Klee escaped to Switzerland, where a mysterious disease wreaked havoc on his body and profoundly changed his artwork. After being diagnosed with the same rare and life-threatening disease, now known as systemic scleroderma,…
Directed By Ken August Meyer
Narrative Feature
102 min
World Premiere
Herbert Heller (Stephen Lang, AVATAR) carries a traumatic secret: now the beloved owner of a toy store in Northern California, Herbert is a Holocaust survivor. The Nazis forced him into the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at age 12, but he managed to escape and kept the secret from everyone—including his own children—for…
Directed By Finn Taylor
Narrative Short
Short Films
4 min
Ezra, who is Black and Jewish (aka Blewish) struggles to fit in; can he manage to embrace his whole…
Directed By Ezra Edmond
Narrative Feature
106 min
Based on a novel of the same name by the late Martin Amis, THE ZONE OF INTEREST is the latest feature from English director Jonathan Glazer (UNDER THE SKIN). This Cannes Grand Prix-winning film centers on the domestic lives of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel) and his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller, 2006 HIFF…
Directed By Jonathan Glazer
Documentary Short
Short Films
24 min
The lived experiences of women impacted by the Dobbs decision are interwoven with the various lawsuits Jewish and interfaith leaders are currently launching to challenge the overturning of Roe v. Wade, state by…
Directed By Paula Eiselt