A festival of Jewish film & storytelling
For thousands of years, Jewish communities have shared wisdom, values, and experiences. In written word, visual arts, and today in film and television – storytelling has been among the most meaningful characteristics of our community and strength.
The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival celebrates the quality, diversity, and innovation of Jewish film making from around the world. Narrative or documentary, new or old, the Film Festival finds the highest quality films that speak to the Jewish experience, tell uniquely Jewish stories, or come from the finest Jewish filmmakers across the globe.
This year, the Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival will be offered both in the theater and in your home! Watch films here on Eventive on your own schedule, or join us for in-person screenings at Marcus North Shore Cinema and the JCC.
The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival is an important component of Tapestry: Arts & Ideas from the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.
24th Annual Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival
October 17 – 28, 2021
A Starry Sky Over the Roman Ghetto
Sunday, October 17 • Opening Night Event at Marcus North Shore with Talkback
OR Stream at home on Eventive Sunday, October 17-Wednesday, October 20
Here We Are
Monday, October 18 • Live Screening at Marcus North Shore with Talkback
OR Stream at home on Eventive Monday, October 18-Thursday, October 21
Labyrinth of Peace (6 one-hour episodes)
Tuesday October 19, Wednesday, October 20, Thursday, October 21
Watch on the big screen at the JCC. 2 episodes shown each night. Talkback on last night.
OR Stream at home on Eventive Wednesday, October 20 – Tuesday, October 26
Monday, October 25 • Closing Night Event at Marcus North Shore with Talkback
OR Stream at home on Eventive Monday, October 25 – Thursday, October 28
Need help navigating Eventive? Click here to access the Virtual Festival Help Page.
Watch the Talkbacks
“A Starry Sky Over the Roman Ghetto” Talkback with Sam Goldberg, Director of Education, and Sara Sillars, Education & Digital Content Manager, both from the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center
“Here We Are” Talkback with Uria Roth, Milwaukee Community Shaliach, and Shay Aviv, the actor who plays “Aharon”
“Labyrinth of Peace” Talkback with Samantha Abramson, Executive Director, and Sara Sillars, Education & Digital Content Manager, both from the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center
“Tango Shalom” Talkback with Jody Hirsh, the film’s writers, Claudio Laniado and Jos Laniado (original story & screenplay), and actor Judi Becker
2021 Festival Sponsors
Marcus Theatre Department of the Marcus Corporation
Shel and Danni Gendelman Endowment Fund
Sylvia and Robert Seinfeld Jewish Film Festival Endowment Fund
Clarice S. Turer Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
2021 Film Festival Chairs
Cindy Benjamin & Ronna Bromberg Pachefsky
2021 Film Festival Committee
Elsie Crawford • Suzy Ettinger • Susan Friebert • Pam Kriger • Cindy Rasansky • Uria Roth • Eva Zaret
More to do when the lights come up
Whether you love action films, historical fiction, or buddy comedies, the JCC offers you an offscreen experience that brings your passions to life.