Today is September 24, 2017 /

New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival

All screenings shown at Dartmouth College, Carpenter 013, Adjacent to Baker Library 

Thursday, March 23, 7 pm – Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

Saar is an HIV positive gay man living in London, where he found refuge from the religious kibbutz where he grew up in Israel. Ever since he was diagnosed with HIV, Saar has craved his family’s love, while they struggle with fears and prejudices. 

Saar and the rest of the London Gay Men’s Chorus provide a glorious soundtrack for this documentary about the power of forgiveness and the power that home has, no matter how far we go.

Hebrew, English, 2016 Drama  
Directors: Barak Heyman and Tomer Heyman, Israel 
84 minutes 
Mature content 

Official Selection, New York Jewish Film Festival 2017, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2016

Sunday, March 26, 4pm – Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Academy Award-nominated director Daniel Raim and Executive Producer Danny DeVito (Pulp Fiction, Man on the Moon) present HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY, a fascinating and humanistic account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson, a talented couple once considered the heart of Hollywood. 

Harold and Lillian worked on hundreds of iconic films during Hollywood’s golden age including THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE APARTMENT, THE BIRDS, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, THE GRADUATE, ROSEMARY’S BABY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, SCARFACE, FULL METAL JACKET and more. 

Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Coppola and others, this deeply moving documentary chronicles their remarkable relationship and two extraordinary careers spanning six decades of movie-making history.

English, 2016 Documentary 
Director: Daniel Raim, US 
96 Minutes 

Official Selection, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2017 
“A touching tribute to a beautiful Hollywood romance and the often overlooked artists who enhance all of our favorite films.” — Entertainment Weekly

Thursday, March 30, 7pm – Fever at Dawn

In 1945, after having been freed from a concentration camp, the 25-year-old Hungarian man, Miklós is being treated at a Swedish hospital. The doctors diagnose him with a severe lung disease and tell him that he has no more than six months to live. But he refuses to give up, wants to find a wife with whom he can start a new life, and sends letters to 117 Hungarian girls who are also being treated in Sweden. One of the girls is 19-year-old Lili, who likes Miklós’s letter, and they start corresponding. Based on the novel: Fever at Dawn 

Special Guest: Carolyn Hollman will lead a post-film discussion and Q & A comparing the film to the book Fever at Dawn by Peter Gardos. 

Carolyn Hollman holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of New Hampshire, and Vanderbilt University. She is Professor Emerita from Southern New Hampshire University where she was a faculty member for over 35 years.

Hungarian w/English subtitles, 2016 Drama  
Director: Péter Gárdos, Hungary 
110 minutes 
Mature content 

Official Selection, Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, April 2, 4pm – On The Map

ON THE MAP tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the of lens of sports, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amidst domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War. 

The film recounts how an underdog Israeli basketball team prevailed over a series of European basketball powers, including CSKA Moscow (known in the West as Red Army), a team that repeatedly refused to compete against Israeli competitors. Moments after this highly charged and historic win, Israeli-American basketball hero Tal Brody became an indelible part of a young country’s history when he famously said, Israel is ON THE MAP, not just in sport, but in everything. 

Told through the eyes of six American basketball players who joined Maccabi and helped the club defeat top teams from Spain, Italy and the Soviet Union, the film features interviews with basketball icon Bill Walton (who had a unique personal connection to Brody) and former NBA Commissioner David Stern. ON THE MAP combines the pulse-pounding action of a high-stakes thriller with an incendiary political backdrop to deliver a film that will mesmerize basketball fans and captures the spirit of a nation triumphant against all odds. 

ON THE MAP also features incisive interviews with, among others, Michael Oren, Israel’s former Ambassador to the United States, and Natan Sharansky, a notable Israeli politician who spent years imprisoned in Soviet jails.

English, some Hebrew w/subtitles, 2016 Documentary 
Director: Dani Menkin, Israel 
85 Minutes

“A feel-good Cinderella story” — LA Weekly 
“Sports movie at Its best” — Wall Street Journal