Hartford Jewish Film Festival

Hartford Jewish Film Festival

Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Film Schedule:

7 - 9 PM: One More Story

If you’re in the mood for something light, try this contemporary rom-com. Yarden Gat writes human interest stories for a newspaper, and her boss (also her lover—uh oh!—played by Lior Ashkenazi) gets her to persuade her male best friend—a well-meaning sad sack—to try a novel dating situation for a month in order to get a sensational story. Deeply cynical, she goes along with the plan for all the wrong reasons, then everything backfires.

7 - 9 PM: Reckonings

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jewish and German leaders began meeting in secret to negotiate the incomprehensible—compensation for survivors of the largest mass genocide in history. Survivors were in urgent need, but how could reparations be determined for the unprecedented destruction and suffering of a people? The teams pressed on under constant threat of violence, knowing that no compensation would ever be enough, but hoping a settlement would have symbolic value and be a step toward healing. The film reenacts many of the key moments in the tense negotiations that came to be known as the Luxembourg Agreements and incorporates testimony of survivors, witnesses, and scholars. It was produced in consultation with The Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) and the governments of Israel and Germany. From the award winning director of Above and Beyond and Who Will Write Our Story?

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