Cinegogue Sessions Vol. 10 — Orthodox in the Modern World

Dear JFI Friends and Family,

Religions and cultures which are dissimilar than our own often prompt preconceived ideas and opinions. Unless you’ve been given the opportunity to interact firsthand with another culture, film can be a powerful alternative to transport you into the shoes of someone truly different than yourself. With the recent popularity of the Netflix shows Unorthodox and Shtisel (SFJFF 2014, 2016) we focus our gaze into the world of Haredi Jews living in 21st century Brooklyn and Jerusalem. In this week’s program Orthodox in the Modern World, we suggest three superb films you might have missed. Each filmmaker probes unfamiliar territory yet uncovers universal truths about the human condition that remind us that no matter our differences, we’re all in this together.

Until next time.

Jay Rosenblatt, Program Director
Joshua Moore, Programmer
Margherita Ghetti, Next Wave Programmer

Menashe (SFJFF 37)

Behind the scenes: Casting Menashe
Click to watch the Making Of featurette!

Click here to find streaming options for Menashe through JFI On Demand!

93Queen (SFJFF38)

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Paperock (JFI Online Shorts)

Click to watch the short film Paperock

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