WHAT TO WATCH

While Social Distancing

As we all get used to spending some extra time at home, our Artistic and Managing Director Ilya Tovbis has some recommendations for Jewish Films, TV shows, and a comedy special you can stream while Cafritz Hall is closed. Tag us on social media to let us know what you’re watching @JxJFest on Facebook and Twitter!

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AMY

Film | Streaming on Netflix

Rare home videos and interviews with Amy Winehouse’s inner circle offer an intimate look at her journey from charismatic teen to troubled star.

FRANZ KAFKKA

Short Film | Streaming on Youtube

Inspired by Kafka’s diary entries, novels, and letters, this short documentary shows the world as seen through the eyes of his childhood, adolescence, and the developing process of creativity.

DENIAL

Film | Streaming on Hulu

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS

Film | Streaming on Netflix

Based on the memoirs of author Amos Oz, this poetic drama shares his family’s tale of suffering and survival in the early years of independent Israel.

ITZHAK

Film | Streaming on YouTube

As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of Itzhak Perlman’s musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

ONE OF US

Film | Streaming on Netflix

In the wake of trauma and abuse, three Hasidic Jews face ostracism, anxiety, and danger as they attempt to leave their ultra-Orthodox community.

THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

TV | Streaming on HBO GO

An alternate American history during World War II told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism.

RUSSIAN DOLL

TV | Streaming on Netflix

Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She’s trapped in a surreal time loop–and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.

SHTISEL

TV | Streaming on Netflix

A Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem reckons with love, loss, and the doldrums of daily life.

TIFFANY HADDISH BLACK MITZVAH

Comedy Special | Streaming on Netflix

On her 40th birthday, Tiffany Haddish drops a bombastic special studded with singing, dancing, and raunchy reflections on her long road to womanhood.