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November 2016

Film & Discussion: Does Hair Drive People Crazy? Veiling as a System

11. November 2016 um 18:30
Universität Wien, NIG

Film & discussion (in German) with Fathiyeh Naghibzadeh & Nina Scholz
Film: French and Persian with German subtitles

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January 2017

Jüdischer Filmclub: Septembers of Shiraz, engl. OF

11. January 2017 um 19:00
Metro Kino, Johannesgasse 4
1010 Wien

Based on true events, Septembers of Shiraz follows a prosperous Jewish family whose lives are turned upside down in the wake of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. When Isaac is suddenly arrested and taken to a secret prison, his wife is left to make sense of what has happened and must somehow secure Isaac's release and her family's safety.

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March 2017

Filmpresentation: My Knees were jumping. Remembering the Kindertransport

23. March 2017 um 16:00 - 18:00
Votivkino, Währinger Str. 12
1090 Wien

My Knees Were Jumping tells the story of the Kindertransports, a rescue mission that saved the lives of nearly 10,000 children in the months before World War II.  My Knees Were Jumping was short-listed for Academy Award nomination and was seen in more than 50 film festivals including the Documentary Competition of the Sundance Film Festival, and in museums, universities and community centers worldwide. My Knees Were Jumping was released theatrically in New York City and aired on television in…

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April 2017

Film + Lecture: Yiddish Music on Film – The Dybbuk (Poland, 1937)

25. April 2017 um 18:30
Jüdisches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung, Praterstern 1
1020 Wien

Directed by Michal Waszynski "Boundaries separating the natural from the supernatural dissolve as ill-fated pledges, unfulfilled passions, and untimely deaths ensnare two families in a tragic labyrinth of spiritual possession in this classic Yiddish feature film based on the celebrated play by S. Ansky." -Jewishfilm.org Score composed by Henekh Kohn. Join musician/composer Benjy Fox-Rosen for a series of film screenings highlighting the unique music of Yiddish cinema. The series will focus on lesser known songs that were never schlagers, but…

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June 2017

Film and comments: „Tevye“

13. June 2017 um 18:30
Jüdisches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung, Praterstern 1
1020 Wien

Part of the serie: Yiddish Music on Film (in Englisch) Benjy Fox-Rosen Film: „Tevye“ (USA, 1939) Based on Sholom Aleichem's classic stories, this dramatic masterpiece has little singing in it. The score, however, is a masterful work, mixing modern and traditional elements with the ease that only Sholom Secunda (Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn) can. Score by Sholom Secunda. Join musician/composer Benjy Fox-Rosen for a series of film screenings highlighting the unique music of Yiddish cinema. The series will focus on…

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Film: Yiddish Music on Film – Yiddl Mitn Fidl (Poland, 1936)

20. June 2017 um 18:30
Jüdisches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung, Praterstern 1
1020 Wien

A cross-dressing Molly Picon stars as a poor klezmer musicians, traveling through Poland with her father. Fabulous drinking songs, as well as a few heart-jerking ballads. Score composed by Abe Ellstein. Join musician/composer Benjy Fox-Rosen for a series of film screenings highlighting the unique music of Yiddish cinema. The series will focus on lesser known songs that were never schlagers, but were unique musical moments captured on film- the unaccompanied singing of a mourning mother, the wailing of a cantor…

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