Films

Sounds from the FogKlaus Stanjek

SOUNDS FROM THE FOG chronicles the odyssey of a gay musician in Nazi Germany. Director Klaus Stanjek’s cheerful uncle Willi, a musician, lived with his family. Only when Willi turned 90 did Stanjek detect what his whole family had hidden: that Uncle Willi had spent eight years in Nazi camps and that he was gay.

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Out in East Berlin—Lesbians & Gays in the GDRJochen Hick and Andreas Strohfeldt

Out in East Berlin tells the impressive-to-absurd personal histories of lesbians and gays in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). East German lesbians and gays, on the path to out sexual identity, shared one specific and sinister perspective: they lived under the watchful eye of the Ministry of State Security (Stasi).

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Life in StillsTamar Tal

At the age of 96, Miriam Weissenstein and her grandson Ben embark on an exciting, funny and touching quest to save the legendary “Photo House,” and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel’s defining moments.

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Six Million and OneDavid Fisher

Four siblings in search of history set out on a remarkable journey in this eloquent documentary about retracing their father’s steps during the Holocaust.

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Romeo and Juliet in YiddishEve Annenberg

Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish is a gritty, funny drama about charming Satmar Hasid bad boys who encounter Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when they help a middle aged New York City emergency room nurse/Yiddish scholar with translation of the play.

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Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New OrleansDawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie

Faubourg Tremé is considered the oldest black neighborhood in America, the origin of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and the birthplace of jazz. Two native New Orleanians, one black and one white—writer Lolis Eric Elie and filmmaker Dawn Logsdon—document the rich, living culture of this historic district. Executive Producers Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Nelson.

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Mary LouEytan Fox

Eytan Fox’s Mary Lou brings to life a modern fable with a catchy musical message about a young gay man who, in searching for his mother, finds himself. Based on the songs of Israeli pop legend Svika Pick, Mary Lou was penned by screenwriter Shiri Artzi and features a talented young cast.

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