An Apartment in Berlin This provocative documentary follows three friends who are among thousands of young Israelis living in Berlin. Encouraged by the German filmmaker, they create a shrine to Berlin’s tragic Jewish history, resurrecting and furnishing an apartment once owned by a Jewish family who was sent to Auschwitz. But the story becomes far more complicated than the trio’s idealistic act. http://vimeo.com/87071984
Jon Imber's Left Hand A document of the last year in the life of the valiant, renowned Somerville-based artist, Jon Imber, who suffers from ALS. He reinvents his style and continues making dark jokes — Jewish humor! — even as his body is failing him. A haunting filmic adieu to a painter who cared to the end about his wife (accomplished artist Jill Hoy), family, friends, and artistic legacy.
Footsteps in Jerusalem: Shorts Program A tribute to the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem, these nine short films were made by a select group of Spiegel graduate students. The program is an homage to Israel’s pioneering documentarian, David Perlov. Each film is a contemporary response to Perlov’s masterful 1963 short, In Jerusalem, and is also about living, working, and making cinema in one of the world’s most spiritually rich, politically alive cities…
112 Weddings Acclaimed filmmaker Doug Block (51 Birch Street) has supported his documentary career by shooting weddings. 112 marriages later, Block revisits nine of his favorite couples. What happens when the fairy tale wedding is over and everyday life sets in? Is there still connubial bliss? Alternatively heartwarming and heartbreaking, 112 Weddings offers a strikingly honest take on the institution of marriage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4A07vLA-dI