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TCJFF: Black Honey – The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever

September 15, 2019

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Presented as part of the 25th annual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival. As long as Abraham Sutzkever lived, he wouldn’t let a film about his life be made. Today, eight years after his passing, Black Honey tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times. The man who led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish manuscripts from the Nazis, survived the WWII due to Stalin sending him a private rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg…

TCJFF: ‘The Museum’

September 15, 2019

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Presented as part of the 25th annual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival.

An Evening with Ori Elon, Co-creator of Shtisel

September 15, 2019

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Ori Elon is an Israeli author and filmmaker, who co-created the critically acclaimed television drama Shtisel, that brings viewers inside the life of the Haredi community in Jerusalem. Available on Netflix, the series has become an international hit,  and has won 17 Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Script for Drama. This rare event will treat audiences to a behind the scenes look at the hit Israeli TV show and the creative genius behind it. Presented by the Minneapolis Federation Israel…

TCJFF: King Bibi

September 16, 2019

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Presented as part of the 25th annual Twin Cities Film Festival! Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of a toxic relationship with the media, and direct communication with the public. King Bibi explores Netanyahus rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of the…

TCJFF: ‘From Cairo to the Cloud’

September 17, 2019

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Presented as part of the 25th annual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival.

TCJFF: Shorts Night

September 19, 2019

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Presented as part of the 25th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival. Limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling and are an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture. Our Shorts Night offers an  extraordinary evening featuring six short films ranging from a narrative drama, to a crime documentary, to a thriller. Films include Black Hat, The Driver is Red, Oshri, Almost Liam, R4CH43L, and The Fiddle. The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival Shorts Night has something…

TCJFF: The Keeper

September 21, 2019

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Presented as part of the 25th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival. The incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Berts…

TCJFF: The Humorist

September 22, 2019

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Presented as part of the 25th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival. The year is 1984, and Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian, is unraveling under the weight of fame, censorship, KGB “patronage,” and his own insecurities. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships. Finally, the comedian snaps and – armed with the exotic American notion of “insult humor” – takes his revenge. Directed by…

TCJFF: Fig Tree

September 22, 2019

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Presented as part of the 25th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl’s harrowing coming of age. Mina is 16 years old and the Ethiopian Civil War has been underway her entire life. She lives with her brother and grandmother in a humble house with newsprint for wallpaper. The family is Jewish and is planning to flee Ethiopia for Israel, where Mina’s mother awaits their reunion. But this plan…

TCJFF: ‘The Unorthodox’

September 22, 2019

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Presented as part of the 25th annual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival.