AJFF Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

AJFF Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

November 28th - December 5th, 2021 | Celebrate the Hanukkah season with eight nights of exclusive, award-winning new films, available to view from the comfort of home!

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Night 1 - November 28th, 2021:
The Broken Candle (short film)
UnRaveling (short film)
The Midnight Orchestra (feature film)

Night 2 (November 29th, 2021)
Kiss Me Kosher (feature film)
- Includes discussion with director Shirel Peleg, producer Christine Guenther, and stars Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram, Rivka Michaeli and John Carroll Lynch

Night 3 (November 30th, 2021):
The Tattooed Torah (short film)
- Includes discussion with star Ed Asner, director Marc Bennett, producers Melinda Goldrich and Stephen Smith of USC Shoah Foundation
Mish Mish (feature documentary)
- Includes discussion with director Tal Michael and more

Night 4 (December 1st, 2021):
Latter Day Jew (feature documentary)

Night 5 (December 2nd, 2021):
Leona (feature film)
- Includes discussion with director Isaac Cherem

Night 6 (December 3rd, 2021):
The Crossing (feature film)
- Includes discussion with director Johanne Helgeland

Night 7 (December 4th, 2021):
A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto (feature film)
- Includes discussion with director Guilio Base

Night 8 (December 5th, 2021):
Here We Are (feature film)
- Includes discussion with director Nir Bergman

AJFF Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

12 Videos

  • The Broken Candle | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

    THE BROKEN CANDLE
    Felix Kiner / USA / English / 9 minutes

    The heartwarming tale of Nira, a broken Hanukkah candle who becomes the shamash (“lead candle” of the Hanukkah) on the last night of the Festival of Lights. Featuring the voice talents of Vanessa Marshall, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Euge...

  • UnRaveling | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

    UNRAVELING
    Stacey Ravel Abarbanel & Jeff Swimmer / USA / English / 38 minutes

    “Did Pancho Villa really try to kill my grandfather? And if so, why?” In unraveling this mystery, filmmaker Stacey Ravel Abarbanel delves into memory, history, and contemporary life in the border town of Columbus, ...

  • The Midnight Orchestra | AJFF Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

    THE MIDNIGHT ORCHESTRA
    Jérôme Cohen-Olivar / Morocco / Arabic, English, French / 102 min

    Co-starring Gad Elmaleh! | After leaving Morocco as a child amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur War, the son of a once famous Jewish musician returns to his home country to bury his father. Aide...

  • Kiss Me Kosher | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

    KISS ME KOSHER
    Shirel Peleg / Israel, Germany / English, German, Hebrew, Arabic / 101 minutes
    Starring Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram, Rivka Michaeli & John Carroll Lynch

    A subversive love story between clashing cultures and families, Kiss Me Kosher is a romantic misadventure crossing all b...

  • "Kiss Me Kosher" Q&A (Atlanta JFF) | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

  • The Tattooed Torah | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

    THE TATTOOED TORAH
    Marc Bennett / USA / English / 21 min

    Narrated by Ed Asner! Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education. Narrated by Ed Asner, the film brings to life the true story of the rescue and restora...

  • "The Tattooed Torah" Q&A (Los Angeles JFF) | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

  • Mish Mish | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

    MISH MISH
    Tal Michael / Israel, France / English, Hebrew, French / 74 minutes

    In a basement near Paris, go inside a recently discovered treasure-trove of Egyptian animated films from the Frenkel brothers: three exceptional young filmmakers and creators of Mish-Mish Effendi, the Mickey Mouse of t...

  • "Mish Mish" Q&A (Philadelphia JFF) | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

  • Latter Day Jew | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

    LATTER DAY JEW
    Aliza Rosen / USA / English / 81 minutes

    Meet H. Alan Scott - a gay, former Mormon / converted Jew / cancer survivor / writer-comedian searching for his spiritual path and preparing for his Bar Mitzvah at age 35. But before he can become a man in the eyes of Jewish law, he wants t...

  • Leona | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021

    LEONA
    Isaac Cherem / Mexico / Spanish / 95 minutes

    Leona tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. Ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel, Ariela (Naian González Norvind, “New Ord...

  • "Leona" Q&A (Austin JFF) | Hanukkah Film Festival 2021