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National Center for Jewish Film

Overview
Works: 434 works in 762 publications in 5 languages and 7,023 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Yiddish films  History  Comedy films  Documentary films  War films  Musical films  Short films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about National Center for Jewish Film
Publications by National Center for Jewish Film
Most widely held works by National Center for Jewish Film
The man in the glass booth ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Millionaire Jewish entrepreneur Arthur Goldman (Schell) rules a financial empire from his Manhattan penthouse. He is given to passionate and capricious ravings on a variety of subjects. His growing paranoia, dismissed by those close to him, is confirmed when he is kidnapped by Israeli agents and brought to trial in Israel for crimes against humanity. Is he Arthur Goldman or is he Adolph Dorf, former SS colonel who headed a Nazi concentration camp? As the trial progresses, the question becomes more confusing
Die weisse Rose = The White Rose by Michael Verhoeven( visu )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in German and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the White Rose, a group of five German university students and their professor, that dedicated itself to protesting the Nazi regime. Their resistance efforts eventually led to their deaths
Sholom Aleichem's Tevya ( visu )
11 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in Yiddish and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Focuses on Khave, one of the daughters of Tevye the Dairyman, who loves a gentile, the son of a Ukrainian peasant. Tevye's paternal affection is placed in direct conflict with his deep commitment to Jewish religious tradition
Grine felder = Green fields by Peretz Hirschbein( visu )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 98 libraries worldwide
An ascetic young Hasidic scholar leaves his studies to search the Lithuanian countryside for common people and a meaningful existence close to the land
The Yiddish cinema by National Center for Jewish Films( visu )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Beginning with a brief history of Yiddish language and culture, the history of Yiddish cinema is recounted, using excerpts from Yiddish films: A Letter to Mother (1939), Tevye (1939, Jewish luck (1925), The Dybbuk (1937), Yiddle with his fiddle (1936), The Jester (1937), The Light ahead (1939), Uncle Moses (1932), Greenfields (1937), American matchmaker (1940). This documentary was produced "to augment the Museum of Modern Art's retrospective, 'Yiddish film between two worlds'."
Hungry hearts ( visu )
6 editions published between 1922 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 76 libraries worldwide
A Hollywood adaptation of the short stories of Anzia Yazierska, the fist writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience. Focuses on the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City. Filmed on location on the Lower East Side, this bittersweet classic captures the hopes and hardships of Jewish immigrants in the New World
Lang ist der Weg ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 75 libraries worldwide
A forgotten classic and a film of passionate restraint, made by and about Jewish Displaced Persons. Produced in the American zone of occupied Germany in the aftermath of World War II, this first feature film to represent the Holocaust from a Jewish point of view has the power of a collective self-portrait. The young hero is deported in the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto, jumps an Auschwitz-bound transport to take his chances in the countryside, and ultimately survives the war with a band of Jewish partisans to search for his family in the ruins of liberated Poland
Jewish life in Wilno ( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Film sequences of pre-World War II Vilnius document people engaged in the rituals and realities of every day life: at work, at play, in school and in the synagogue
Jewish life in Bialystok ( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Documents the commercial, industrial and cultural center of Białystok, Poland emphasizing the city's 200-year-old Jewish community
Jewish life in Krakow ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Portrays the Kraków, Poland of 1939; includes commercial, industrial and cultural highlights, focusing on the Jews, their institutions, and their way of life
Mutters Courage by Michael Verhoeven( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in German and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Based on the true survival story of a Hungarian Jew, Elsa Tabori, who was arrested in Budapest in 1944, put on a train to Auschwitz, and returned home that night
Americaner schadchen by Edgar G Ulmer( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 65 libraries worldwide
I want to be a boarder: The story of a husband and wife who pretend to be landlady and tenant
Yidl with his fiddle ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Seeking to help her aging father and finding few options of young women in the shtetl, Molly/Yiddle disguises herself as a boy to join a band of klezmorim. Filmed in Poland in 1936
The light ahead = Fishka der krimmer ( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 63 libraries worldwide
The innocent, impoverished lovers, lame Fishke and blind Hodel, are beset by the superstition, prejudice and greed present in a late nineteenth century shtetl in tsarist Russia. The benevolent and enlightened bookseller Mendele helps and encourages them in their dream of escaping to a freer life in Odessa
Comme un juif en France : dans la joie ou la douleur = Being Jewish in France : in joy or in sorrow by Yves Jeuland( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Examines the history of the Jewish people in France starting with the trial of Alfred Dreyfus in the 19th century and ending in the present day
Our children by Shaul Goskind( visu )
6 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in Yiddish and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Features the comedy duo of Dzigan and Shumacher who had recently returned from the Soviet Union, and Jewish children who had survived the Holocaust
His people ( visu )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Yiddish and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Explores the gap between sources of respect in the old world and paths to success in the new. Two Young men stray from traditions cherished by their Russian-immigrant parents, but both generations learn to accept changing circumstances and desires in order to preserve the family as a source of love and self-respect
Alle Juden raus! = All Jews out! ( visu )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in German and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The film maker travels from New York to Göppingen, Germany. He interviews many Jews who relate their recollections of the Holocaust and events leading up to it
Freylekhe Kabtsonim = Jolly paupers by Leon Feannot( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Yiddish and English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy portraying the relentless efforts of two small town Jews trying to escape their misery and achieve fame and fortune when they think they have struck oil in a local field
Iskateli schastʹi︠a︡ = Seekers of happiness ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Russian and held by 54 libraries worldwide
During the late 1920s, many impoverished Jews searching for a better life made their way to Birobidzhan, the Soviet Jewish Autonomous Region on the Chinese border. This melodrama tells the story of a Jewish family's immigration to Birobidzhan and their experiences as settlers on a collective farm in the area. While the family encounters hardships in adjusting to this new way of life (including son-in-law Pinya's greedy, misguided search for gold) their search for assimilation is ultimately shown as positive. While the film is essentially a Soviet propaganda piece emphasizing the utopian dream of Birobidzhan as a socialist Jewish homeland, the reality of the area was harsh and inhospitable
 
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Alternative Names
Brandeis University National Center for Jewish Film
Brandeis University Waltham, Mass National Center for Jewish Film
N.C.J.F.
NCJF
NCJF (National Center for Jewish Film)
המרכז הלאומי לקולנוע יהודי
Languages
Yiddish (58)
English (17)
German (14)
Russian (4)
French (1)
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