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Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

A fascinating look at the creative process, this unique documentary explores what happens when the artist Gottfried Helnwein takes on the role of Production Designer for a never-before-seen opera written by Israel‘s most famous playwright.

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Grand Role, The

Thinking he has been cast in a Yiddish version of The Merchant of Venice, struggling Parisian actor Maurice tells his beloved wife Perla. But when the part goes to an American star, Maurice must play the role of his life to be sure Perla doesn’t find out.

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Last Dance

Powerhouse creative forces unite, and sparks fly, in Mirra Bank's award-winning film that follows the dazzling Pilobolus Dance Theater and Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) as they collaborate on a dance-theater work honoring a Holocaust legacy.

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Lenny Bruce Without Tears

The outrageous, groundbreaking comic whose iconoclastic material in a conservative era got him into tragic trouble is here profiled by a close friend who prefers to remember the laughs Lenny Bruce's memory evokes instead of the tears.

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Old Jews Telling Jokes

The joke tellers featured aren’t professionals; they’re doctors, lawyers, a garment worker, a wine salesman. With klezmer music backing them up, these funny old alter kockers deliver, with great delight, the off-color jokes from a bygone era.

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Orchestra of Exiles

In the 1930s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed what would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Tickle in the Heart, A

An international smash hit and the world's most popular film about klezmer music, A Tickle in the Heart captures the story of the Epstein Brothers - Max, Willie and Julius - klezmer legends on a joyous (and hilarious) international tour.

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Wagner & Me

With the witty and charming English actor and raconteur Stephen Fry as our guide, this surprising film is a provocative yet enjoyable look at Richard Wagner‘s life – and his 'stained' legacy.

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Wagner's Jews

German composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic and his writings were embraced by the Nazis. But there is another, lesser-known side to this story. For years, many of Wagner's closest associates and supporters were Jews.

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When Jews Were Funny

Insightful and hilarious, When Jews Were Funny surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.