New Jersey Film Festival

New Jersey Film Festival

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 at 7:00pm


The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies present the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020

-All films screened that are part of the New Jersey Film Festival are Area or New Jersey Premieres!
-Free Parking in Rutgers University lots near the screening space!


Anne – Vijay Renga (Hanover, New Hampshire)
A modern musical take on a love story, inspired by Anne Frank’s diary. 2019; 7 min.

Tevye’s Daughters – Vladimir Lert (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Tevye’s Daughters tells the story of the Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem’s most famous character, Tevye the Dairyman, and the struggles he faces living in a half-Jewish-half-Christian village in Tsarist Russia. Although Tevye’s story has become world-famous through its musical adaptation,The Fiddler on the Roof, this film, by director Vladimir Lert, presents the story in its original Ukrainian setting and in keeping with Aleichem’s own words.  The legendary Russian actor, Evgeniy Knyazev stars as Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman who lives with his wife Golde and their three marriageable daughters, all of whom wish to marry for love and to stray further away from their traditional Jewish values and heritage. As Tevye tries to keep his family together he must also confront rising anti-Semitic rhetoric in his village, which threatens to evict his fellow Jewish neighbors. Through the hardships that the family faces, the film shows that even in the face of adversity, laughter and an optimistic outlook on life can prevail. In Russian, subtitled. 2018; 120 min. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of German, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures!


$14 - Advance
$12 - General
$10 - Students+Seniors
$9 - Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends.

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