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New York Jewish Film Festival 2011

January 12, 2011 - January 27, 2011


Photography: 2 film(s)
Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Grey
Red Shirley

Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Grey
Jonathan Gruber | USA | 2011 | 86mm
World Premiere | Visit the website.
This fascinating documentary is a first-of-its-kind film that reveals the little-known struggles that faced Jewish Americans both in battle and on the home front during the American Civil War. Through period photographs, rare documents, letters and artifacts, and exclusive interviews with experts and descendants, the film chronicles the sacrifices that Jews made for their beliefs and how they took up arms to defend their country both in the Union and the Confederacy. Featuring the voice of Sam Waterston as Abraham Lincoln.
Jonathan Gruber, director, David Frank, executive producer, and Robert Marcus, co-producer/co-writer will be in attendance at the Jan 18 screening.
Tue Jan 18: 3:30pm
Wed Jan 19: 8:15pm

Red Shirley
Lou Reed | USA | 2010 | 28mm
New York Premiere
Red Shirley is a portrait of the filmmaker's 100-year-old activist, unionist cousin, an articulate, living historical individual. A portrayal of a certain kind of genius, Red Shirley is an example of how the west was won. Photographed by portraitist Ralph Gibson and Directed by Lou Reed. Filmed in New York's Chelsea Garment Worker Project.
Screening will be followed by a discussion with Lou Reed and Ralph Gibson.
Sat Jan 15: 9:15pm

Plan Your Visit

The Jewish Museum - 5th Avenue
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York NY 10128