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New York Jewish Film Festival 2011

January 12, 2011 - January 27, 2011


Canada: 2 film(s)
Lies My Father Told Me
The “Socalled” Movie

Lies My Father Told Me
Ján Kádar | Canada | 1975 | 104mm
U.S. Premiere of Restored Version
Join us to revisit this classic film based on a story by Ted Allan and set in the 1920s Montreal Jewish immigrant community. Six-year-old David lives with his Canadian-born parents, his grandfather—a junk peddler who emigrated from Russia—and their aging horse. A clash is inevitable with David’s father, a modern materialistic man who dreams of striking it rich with his inventions. Still, young David loves nothing more than making the rounds with his grandfather calling out for “rags, clothes, bottles.”
Harry Gulkin, producer, and Marilyn Lightstone, actress, will be in attendance.
Sun Jan 16: 1:30pm

The “Socalled” Movie
Garry Beitel | Canada | 2010 | 86mm
Documentarian Garry Beitel (My Dear Clara, NYJFF 2003) returns with this kaleidoscopic portrait of artistically fearless klezmer hip-hop artist Socalled, aka Josh Dolgin. A pianist, singer, arranger, rapper, producer and composer (and also a magician, filmmaker, and visual artist), he’s blasting through the boundaries that separate music from different cultures, eras and generations. Shot in Socalled’s Montreal neighborhood, where Hasidic Jews and hipsters crowd the sidewalks, and in New York, France and Ukraine, The “Socalled” Movie is a multifaceted depiction of inspiration, collaboration, and transformation.
Garry Beitel, director, will be in attendance.
Sat Jan 22: 9:00pm
Sun Jan 23: 6:15pm

Plan Your Visit

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