1/4 of All-Time Boulder Jewish Film Festival Titles Now Streaming

The most common question I am asked after each screening of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival is, “Where is this film available?”

Most festival films have not yet found distribution, theatrical or on a streaming platform, and so I almost always answer that I don’t know when, or if, these titles I have chosen for inclusion will ever be available.

Today, as streaming picks up steam, more and more Jewish films that find a brief and bright life on the festival circuit later find their way onto a platform.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that 40 of the films I have shown over the past eight years – one quarter – are on Amazon, many free for Prime members.

It took some sleuthing, but I find myself with a wealth of time. Here are the films I presented and discussed with you. I have asterisked my favorites, but I am inordinately fond of all of them.

WORLD WAR 2

Dirty Wolves (Spain/WW II/Drama)

Run Boy Run (Poland/Holocaust/Drama)

The Invisibles (Germany/Holocaust/DocuDrama

La Rafle (French/Holocaust/Historical Drama)

Son of Saul (Hungary/Holocaust/Drama)

Who Will Write Our History (US/Holocaust/Historical Documentary)

*Paradise (French/Holocaust/Drama)

POST-HOLOCAUST

*Bye, Bye Germany (German/Post-Holocaust/Comic Drama)

*1945 (Hungary/Post-Holocaust/Drama)

To Life! (German/Post-Holocaust/Interpersonal Drama)

Mr. Kaplan (Argentina/Post-Holocaust/Comic Drama)

The Testament (Israel/Post-Holocaust/Interpersonal Drama)

*Aftermath (Poland/Post-Holocaust/Thriller)

JEWISH LIFE

Menashe (US/Orthodox Life/Comic Drama)

Dough (Great Britain/Jewish Life & Family/Comedy)

Natasha (US/Soviet Jewry/Teen Drama)

Is That You? (US/Romantic/Interpersonal Comedy)

Fill the Void (US/Orthodox Life/Romantic Comedy)

*The Wedding Plan (US/Orthodox Life/Romantic Comedy)

Keep the Change (US/Interpersonal & Special Needs/Comic Drama)

The Burial Society (US/Interpersonal & Jewish Life/Comic Drama

FOOD

*Deli Man (US/Jewish Life & Food/Documentary)

In Search of Israeli Cuisine (US/Israeli Culture/Documentary)

The Sturgeon Queens (US/Jewish Life & History/Documentary)

MUSIC

*AKA Doc Pomus (US/Musical Bio/Documentary

Orchestra of Exiles (US/Musical History/Documentary

*Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (US/Musical History/Documentary)

*Hava Nagila (US/Jewish Life/Documentary)

Shalom Bollywood (US/Musical History/Documentary)

Outrageous Sophie Tucker (US/Musical History/Documentary)

Defiant Requiem (US/Musical History/Documentary)

BIOGRAPHY

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story (US/Popular Culture/Bio)

Waldheim Waltz (Austria/Anti-Semitism/Historical Documentary)

The Jewish Cardinal (US/Holocaust History/Feature Bio)

SPORTSJews and Baseball (US/Sports History/Documentary)

*Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (US/Israeli Sports/Documentary)

ISRAEL & ANTI-SEMITISM

 It Is No Dream (US/Historical Bio/Documentary)

*Above and Beyond (US/Israel/Military History Documentary)

Operation Finale (US/Post-Holocaust/Historical Thriller)

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time." kathryn.bernheimer@gmail.com

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