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Film Club

Do you like movies? Do you enjoy watching and discussing Jewish films but don’t always have the chance? CDT members gather on Zoom (and in members’ homes when it becomes safe to do so again!) generally on the second Saturday of each month to discuss moving and thought-provoking Jewish films from around the world. Many of the films have been featured in recent Jewish film festivals.

Everyone is welcome to attend one or all films, so in that sense it’s not actually a club. Typically, films are available to watch on Kanopy, which requires you to sign up with a public library or university library card. We hope you'll join us!

Please note that dates and films are subject to change. Contact Emily Sper at with questions, film suggestions, or if you’d like to lead a discussion about a particular film. 

Join on Zoom here: 
     Meeting ID: 822 1900 4192     Passcode: 198257 
     One tap mobile: +16469313860,,82219004192#,,,,*198257#

Upcoming Films: 

April 8 (double-feature): Three Minutes: A Lengthening (1 hr 11 min, 2022): A snippet of 16mm film offers an emotionally charged, meditative glimpse into the lives of the unsuspecting Jewish citizens of a small Polish village at the precipice of World War II. The three 
minutes of footage, mostly in color, are the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust. The existing three minutes are examined to unravel the human stories hidden in the celluloid.
Uncle Chatzkel (52 min, 2000): A personal documentary about Rod Freedman’s 93 year old great uncle in Lithuania, Uncle Chatzkel 
portrays the patient triumph of one man’s dignity and intellect over genocide, oppression and personal tragedy.

May 13: Golden Voices (1 hr 28 mins, 2020): Raya and Victor built a shared career as the Soviet Union’s most beloved film dubbers. As the USSR collapses, the couple must immigrate to Israel and start anew by putting their vocal talents to unexpected use in the underground economy. A charming comedy about disrupting old dynamics, starting anew, and rediscovering yourself in the most unexpected places. Golden Voices is also a stirring tribute to the redemptive power of cinema.

Previous Films (alphabetized, 2004-2023): 

A History of Israeli Cinema

Arab Labor, Season One


Attack, The

Apples from the Desert

Aviva Ahuvati (Aviva My Love)

Baba Joon

Bag of Marbles

Band's Visit, The


Beyond the Bolex

Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh

Bonjour, Monsieur Shlomi

Borrowed Identity, A

Boy in Striped Pajamas, The

Cakemaker, The

Censored Voices

Close to Home

Concert, The

Dancing in Jaffa

Dear Mr. Waldman





Dybbuk, The

East Jerusalem West Jerusalem: Peace Through Music

Etgar Keret: What Animal Are You?:

Everything is Illuminated

Eyes Wide Open

Fanny’s Journey


Fill the Void

To Life

Flat, The

Flying Camel, The



Frisco Kid, The

Gentlemen's Agreement

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Green Chariot, A  

Green Prince

Hannah Arendt 


Heir to an Execution

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger

Hitler’s Children

Holy Land Hardball

Human Resources Manager, The


In Between 

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Inside Hana's Suitcase

Insult, The 

James’ Journey to Jerusalem


Jewish Cardinal, The

Keep Quiet

Kind Words

Kindergarten Teacher, The [bad/disturbing/now in English]

Komediant, The

La Petite Jerusalem

Late Marriage

Left Luggage

Lemon Tree


Lies My Father Told Me

Life, Animated

Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Life Apart, A

Life of Song: Ruth Rubin, A

Lost Embrace

Mary and Max

Matchmaker, The


Midnight Orchestra, The

My Father My Lord

My Mexican Shiva

Nina's Tragedies

Nora’s Will


One Week and a Day

Orthodox Stance

Other Son, The

Out of Sight


Past Life

Pawnbroker, The

Policeman, The


Rabin The Last Day

Rashevski’s Tango

Reuven Shiloach

Run Boy Run

Sand Storm

Secret, A

Secrets, The

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema


Shop on Main Street, The

Solomon and Gaenor [terrible]

Strangers, The

Summer of Aviya


  Tel Aviv on Fire

Tenth Man, The

They Are Everywhere

Time of Favor

To Be or Not To Be [not relevant]

Trembling Before God

Turn Left at the End of the World

Two of Us, The


Waiting for the Messiah

Walk on Water

Waltz with Bashir

Write Down, I am an Arab

Woman in Gold

Women’s Balcony

Yellow Asphalt

Yidl mitn fidl

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg


Yossi & Jagger


Zero Motivation

Sun, June 4 2023 15 Sivan 5783