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Movie Time!

We swear we have a film festival showcasing every cultural group you can think of. And we like it that way! Diversity, people! We celebrate the fact that our city is a true melting pot and relish learning all about our neighbors’ backgrounds and traditions.

For the next two weeks, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, along with the Jewish Museum will present the 27th annual New York Jewish Film Festival. Grab some popcorn, folks.

So what will you see? Thirty-seven films from around the world that will explore the diversity (there’s that word again!) of the Jewish experience. Documentaries and short films, along with the work of up-and-coming filmmakers and restored classics.

We all know that the showcased films are screened on the opening night and the closing night, right?

The opening night’s Razzia, directed by Nabil Ayouch, is described as a “kaleidoscopic drama”, and tells the story of five Moroccans who are pushed to the fringes in Casablanca by the extremist government.

West of the Jordan River takes center stage on closing night. In this documentary, the director, Amos Gitai, returns to the West Bank to better understand the efforts of the Israeli and Palestinian citizens to try to overcome the consequences of the 50-year occupation.

The festival runs from January 10th through January 23rd. Tickets are $25 for opening night and $15 for all other evenings ($12 for students and seniors).

We’ve given you the basics, but you need to head here for info about all of the films and purchase tickets.

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