October 27, 2021

Rutgers Jewish Film Festival In a Hybrid Format This Year

Tickets are now on sale for the 22nd annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, which will be held November 7-21. All films will be available in the Virtual Cinema and five film screenings will be presented in person at Rutgers Cinema and the Princeton Garden Theatre.

The festival features award-winning international films from the United States, Israel, Germany, and Switzerland as well as online discussions with filmmakers, scholars, and special guests. Virtual film tickets are $11, and an all-access pass is available for $95.

Some films have a limited time frame for online viewing, and some are limited by geographic location. Tickets for in-person screenings must be ordered online through the theaters and will be available November 7. Campus screenings are free, but tickets must be reserved in advance. All guests must be fully vaccinated and wear masks in theaters.

The festival is sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and is made possible by a generous grant from the Karma Foundation. For more information or to purchase virtual film tickets, visit BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu.

The opening night film is Wet Dog, a German drama that explores complex issues of cultural and religious identity for a Jewish-Iranian teen living in a largely Arab and Muslim suburb of Berlin. The film is based on Arye Shalicar’s autobiography Ein Nasser Hund, and Arye Shalicar will discuss the film on Zoom. The in-person screening of this film is scheduled at Rutgers Cinema on November 13 at 8 p.m.

Other titles in the festival include Muranow, Marry Me However, Yerusalem: The Incredible Story of Ethiopian Jewry and others. The festival will feature online discussions with filmmakers.

Visit BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu for updates on speakers and a full schedule.