If Jewish history is at least partially defined by perseverance, so, too, is New York’s Jewish Film Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Jewish Museum, the long-running series again affords a multifaceted, up-to-the-minute view on the Jewish experience, from both contemporary and bygone perspectives. The relationship between the past and the present resounds throughout the fest’s 36 features and shorts, which hail from 14 countries and are comprised of fiction and nonfiction works, a host of New York, domestic, and world premieres, and revivals of seldom-seen classics. The result is an uneven but striking vision of Jewish life that’s urgent and insightful, precise and profound,... More >>>