Documentary films JFBB 2017

Documentary film, German premiere, Director: Andrea Simon, USA/BGR 2017, 85 min, ENGLISH/BULGARIAN/GERMAN/RUSSIAN/FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Multilayered portrait of Jewish Bulgarian screenwriter and novelist Angel Wagenstein ("Stars," "Eolomea"), an idealistic communist still dreaming of a better world at 95.

In Cooperation with Deutsches KULTURFORUM östliches Europa

Monday, 03. July 18:00
with guests

Guests: Angel Wagenstein and Andrea Simon

Documentary film, German premiere 9 July, Director: Peter Stephan Jungk, A 2016, 92 min, GERMAN/ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | A woman between photography, espionage, and communism—Austrian documentary filmmaker Peter Stephan Jungk sets out to trace his great-aunt Edith Tudor-Hart's life story. An excellently researched documentary, as gripping as a political thriller!

Sunday, 09. July 19:00
mit Gästen
Tuesday, 11. July 20:00
mit Gästen

Documentary film, German premiere, Director: Laura Gabbert, USA 2015, 96 min, ENGLISH | Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold is always seeking undiscovered restaurants in the ethnic neighborhoods of his hometown Los Angeles. The message of this mouthwatering documentary: food brings people together!

Presentation: Thomas Abeltshauser

Monday, 10. July 19:00

Documentary film, World premiere, Director: Nathan J. Minsberg, Hongkong/UK 2017, 61min, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Charming and intimate portrait of a 90-plus Jewish woman from Tunisia whose home is now Marseille as she looks back on an eventful life on both sides of the Mediterranean.

Guest: Nathan J. Minsberg
Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg

Thursday, 06. July 20:00
with guest

Guest: Nathan J. Minsberg, Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg

Educational TV, German premiere, Director Taliya Finkel, , IL/GER 2017, 58min, ENGLISH/HEBREW/GERMAN WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | An Arab Physician , who practiced in Berlin during the Nazi dictatorship, is the only Arab so far to be honored by Israel as "Righteous Among The Nations." A Muslim Egyptian, he selflessly treated Jewish patients. His courage and ingenuity rescued Anna, a Jewish girl, from deportation to the death camps.

Guests: Taliya Finkel, Ronen Steinke (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Presentation: Johannes C. Bockenheimer

Monday, 10. July 20:00
with guests

Documentarfy film, R: Trevor Graham, AU/DE 2016, 95min, ENGLISH | A checkered and playful cinematic journey with Australian painter and filmmaker Philippe Mora ("Mad Dog Morgan") into his parents' youth.

Saturday, 08. July 18:00

Documentary film, German premiere, Director: Isabel Gathof, Germany 2017, 96min, GERMAN/ ENGLISH/FRENCH/YIDDISH | Documentary film about the painter Moritz Daniel Oppenheim.

Guest: Isabel Gathof

Monday, 03. July 20:00
with guest

Documentary film, European premiere, Director: Michael Alalu, IL 2016, 63min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Documentary about eccentric local politician and leftist Yosef "Pepe" Alalu, who at 68 runs for office in 2013 against Nir Barkat, the sitting mayor of Jerusalem, and an Orthodox candidate.

Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg

Wednesday, 05. July 18:00

Documentary film, German premiere 3 July, Director: Chen Shelach, IL 2016, 60 min, HEBREW/ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | This documentary examines the dispute about the taboo of eating pork as a decades-long clash of cultures between liberal-secular Jews from the kibbuz movement and Orthodox Jews.

Monday, 03. July 20:00
mit Gast

Einführung: Prof. Frank Stern (Kultur- und Filmwissenschaftler)

Tuesday, 04. July 20:00
mit Gast

Gast: Chen Shelach, Einführung: Fabian Wolff (Kulturjournalist)

Documentarfy ilm, Director: Ann Michel und Philip Wilde, USA 2016, 49min, ENGLISH WITH GERMAN SUBTITLES | US film producer Ann Michel hears by chance that a country estate that had belonged to her family until 1938 is for sale. During her research, Michel finds out that her family is Jewish and that its property was expropriated in Nazi Germany.

Guests: Ann Michel, Philipp Wilde
Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg
In Cooperation with Deutsches KULTURFORUM östliches Europa

Wednesday, 05. July 20:00
with guests

Documentary film, Director: Jessica Jacoby, Germany 2015, 83min, ENGLISH/GERMAN WITH ENGLISH AND GERMAN SUBTITLES | Jessica Jacoby weaves the diary accounts and letters of her Jewish father, who had fled Nazi Germany, to create a detailed picture of the postwar period.

Guest: Jessica Jacoby, Presentation: Felix Möller (producer and director of "Harlan - im Schatten von Jud Süß",  JFBB 2009)

Monday, 03. July 18:00
Guest: Jessica Jacoby

Documentary film, European premiere, Director: Yonatan Nir, IL 2016, 71 min, HEBREW/ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Berlin businessman Wilfrid Israel rescued thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, but only little is known about him. This documentary is the first to trace this forgotten hero's fascinating life story.

Guest: Jonathan Nir
Presentation: Shelly Kupferberg

Tuesday, 11. July 20:00
mit Gast

Documentary film, European premiere, Director: Édith Jorisch, CAN 2016, 54min, ENGLISH | The Heir is the story of a man who waited his whole life to see justice done and who inspired his granddaughter Édith Jorisch to make this film about his eventful life.

Guest: Édith Jorisch
Presentation: Peter Stephan Jungk (Writer and filmmaker)

Monday, 10. July 19:00
with guest

Documentary, R: Kevin Macdonald, UK 1995, 51min, engl./ung. with german Subtitles

Tuesday, 04. July 19:00
mit Gästen

Documentary film, German premiere, Director: Robyn Symon, USA 2016, 76 min, ENGLISH | The utterly incredible story of a macho used-car dealer who totally reinvents himself in the second half of his life: how Uncle Butch became Aunt Gloria. An extraordinary person with a roller-coaster life.

Monday, 10. July 22:00

Mockumentaries, European premiere 7 July, Director: Yair Qedar, Ilan Peled, IL 2016, 57 min und 63 min, HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | Yair Qedar and Ilan Peled celebrate women who never existed in their fake documentaries. We present two of them, highly amusing and full of surprises, about the lives of poetess Lilian and transgender actress Bebe.

Guest: Yair Qedar, Presentation: Thomas Abeltshauser

Friday, 07. July 20:00
mit Gast
Saturday, 08. July 20:00
mit Gast