Filmmaker Jonathan Gruber ("Follow Me: The Yonatan Netanyahu Story") talks about his new documentary, "Upheaval," detailing the life of the iconic former Prime Minister of Israel. The film looks at Begin's transition from opposition leader to peacemaker.
Max Lewkowicz speaks about his film, "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles," in which he explores the many manifestations of Sholom Aleichem's classic "Tevye stories." The stories became the basis on Broadway for "Fiddler on the Roof," and continues to be staged today across the world in a multitude of languages.
Budapest-based novelist, poet, essayist and screenwriter Gábor T. Szántó co-wrote with director Ferenc Török the powerful Hungarian film “1945.”
Director/actor Gur Bentwich and actor Alon Aboutboul discuss their dark comedy about a neurotic film director whose numerous fears and inferiority complex all surface the night of his new film's premiere.
Filmmaker Oren Rudavsky discusses his film "Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People," which tells the story of the remarkable Jewish newspaper publisher.
Emmy award-winning documentarian Alexandra Dean wrote and directed “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” a film that delves into the life of the Jewish émigré film star from Austria.
Jeremy Newberger shares his adventure in making this film with Seth Kramer and Dennis A. Miller. It's a documentary about how Team Israel, composed largely of Jewish American Major League players, fought its way to the finals of the World Baseball Classic in Japan.
Writer-director Boaz Yehonatan Yacov discusses becoming religious late in life and his directorial debut "Redemption," about a religious rock star who returns to music. Yacov was nominated for an 2019 Israeli Ophir Award for Best Director.
Ofir Raul Grazier received Israel's 2018 Ophir Award for Best Director and Best Film for his first feature narrative, "The Cakemaker." The film tackles with great sensitivity the story of intimate relationships, lost love, and the German-Israeli connection.
Aviva Kempner has made a variety of films that include "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" and Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg." She speaks about her work and her most recent film, "The Spy Behind Home Plate," a film about MLB catcher Moe Berg, who also spied on behalf of the United States before and during World War II.
Documentary filmmaker Dennis Scholl's latest documentary takes us on a journey to Miami Beach of the 1970s and 1980s through the photographic lens of two young photographers.
Documentarian Ruth Beckermann discusses her biographical drama about former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim and the controversy about his role in the Nazi regime.
Veteran editor and director Manfred Kirchheimer, whose work includes "We Were So Beloved" (1987), looks at issues related to Jewish identity in “My Coffee with Friends”
In 2019 Ophir Award-nominated “Working Woman" (for Best Film), Israeli film director Michal Aviad looks at Israeli society and the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. Actress Liron Ben-Shlush won the Ophir for Best Actress.
Dani Menkin has made both narrative and documentary films. His 2016 documentary, "On the Map' was about Maccabi Tel Aviv's victory over CSKA Moscow in the 1977 European championship. This film focuses on the unusual journey by Aulcie Perry, an African-American, who was a member of that team.
Shani Rozanes discovered an "off the record" 1978 television interview with Golda Meir, given just months before her death. Rozanes, together with Udi Nir and Sago Bornstein, uses this interview as centerpiece for the film "Golda," a powerful examination of Israel's fourth prime minister.
The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the test in 1930s Germany when Nuremberg Laws forbid Jews from owning dogs. Writer-Director Lynn Roth (The Little Traitor) and lead actor "Auggie" Maturo talk about their experience in adapting Asher Kravitz's best-selling Israeli novel into film.
Palestinian-Israeli writer/director Sameh Zoabi talks about his comedy, "Tel Aviv on Fire," winner of the 2019 Israeli Ophir Award for Best Screenplay. The film centers on a Palestinian who becomes a soap opera writer after befriending an Israeli soldier at a check point.