Experience TIJFF 2020 At Home
Eager to watch a movie from the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival again? Or maybe you missed a great screening? Watch a selection of titles from the festival online, links and descriptions are below.
And don’t forget to join us for the 30th TIJFF next January!
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019)
Documentary – USA – PG-13 – 1h 32m
When “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway in 1964, it explored themes of tradition, religion, and anti-Semitism against a modern backdrop of radical social change that addressed gender roles, sexuality, and race. Rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries explore the legacy of this long-running, award-winning musical.
The Tobacconist (2018)
Drama – Germany – PG-13 – 1h 57m
Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler. A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
Who Will Write Our History (2018)
Documentary – US/Poland – Not Rated – 1h 35m
In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decides to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vows to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda, not with guns or fists but with pen and paper.
Hope Dies Last (2017)
Short Film – Not Rated – 8m – England
You can hear the silent shouting of his thoughts. A Polish political prisoner in Auschwitz became the personal barber to Rudolph Hess. Hess, the camp commander, introduced the use of Zyklon B to kill prisoners.
Promise at Dawn (2017)
Drama – France – Not Rated – 2h 11m
From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this epic drama tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times.