Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival

Virtual

The Broken Candle:
The heartwarming tale of Nira, a broken Hanukkah candle who becomes the shamash on the last night of the Festival of Lights.

Unraveling:
“Did Pancho Villa really try to kill my grandfather? And if so, why?”

Xueta Island (WORLD PREMIERE!)
Explore the fascinating legacy of the Chuetas: a unique group of families on the Balearic island of Majorca

Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival

Virtual

Kiss Me Kosher
A subversive love story between clashing cultures and families, Kiss Me Kosher is a romantic misadventure crossing all borders. When two generations of Israeli women fall for a German woman and a Palestinian man, chaos follows. What happens with lovers who don't fit but do belong together?

Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival

Virtual

The Tattooed Torah
Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education. Narrated by Ed Asner, the film brings to life the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia.

Mish Mish
In a basement near Paris, go inside a recently discovered treasure-trove of Egyptian animated films from the Frenkel brothers: three exceptional young filmmakers and creators of Mish-Mish Effendi, the Mickey Mouse of the entire region, revealing a forgotten era gone forever, an Arab-Jewish golden age erased from the pages of history.

Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival

Virtual

Latter Day Jew
Meet H. Alan Scott - a gay, former Mormon / converted Jew / cancer survivor / writer-comedian searching for his spiritual path and preparing for his Bar Mitzvah at age 35. But before he can become a man in the eyes of Jewish law, he wants to figure out what it means to be the best Jew he can be and even figure out what that means.

Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival

Virtual

Leona
Leona tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. Ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel, Ariela (Naian González Norvind, “New Order”) navigates the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning independence as she struggles with her heart to find the right path.

Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival

Virtual

The Crossing
10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto's parents are in the Norwegian resistance during WWII. One day, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in their basement at home. Now Gerda and Otto must finish what their parents started: help Sarah & Daniel cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite with their parents.

Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival

Virtual

A Starry Sky Above The Roman Ghetto
Past and present meet upon the discovery of an old, mysterious photograph that will end up tying together Christian and Jewish students in search of the truth. Trying to unravel the mystery behind the portrait, the boys embark on a journey through a night of horror that cannot be forgotten: the raid of the Roman Ghetto.

Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival

Virtual

Here we are
Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road, knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation. Or is it, in fact, his father who is not ready?

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