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DocJewmentary Series

Several times throughout the next year, we will feature documentary films on Jewish topics! These DocJewmentariesTM have been carefully selected to cultivate conversation and spark our curiosity. 
 
February 12, 2020, 7:30 PM: Body and Soul: An American Bridge

Out of all the cross-cultural encounters that have resulted in the richness of American popular music, none has been so prominent or so fraught with fraternity and conflict as the relationships between African Americans and American Jews. BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE aims to tease out the strands of this cultural knot by focusing on the early performance history of the jazz standard, “Body and Soul,” one of the most recorded songs in the jazz repertoire.
 
 
April 22, 2020, 7:30 PM: Who Will Write Our History?

Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.
 
 
May 20, 2020, 7:30 PM: The Museum
 
Housing one of the world’s greatest collections of art and antiquities - from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Crusader armor to masterpieces by Rembrandt and Marc Chagall - the Israel Museum poses for its own complex portrait in this elegant observational documentary, revealing its central role in the complicated narrative of the nation. Over a period of several months, director Ran Tal collected footage of the museum's daily routine, assembling it into a cinematic collage - observant, sensitive, ironically funny, and breathtakingly beautiful.
 
 
Wed, February 26 2020 1 Adar 5780