The Meyerowitz Stories may be the most Jewish film you see all year that isn’t explicitly Jewish - and it may even be the best film you see all year, period.
Based on the 2008 play Adherence by Piotr Rowicki, the new film Demon plays on the Jewish folktale of the dybbuk, an evil spirit that possesses a living person, often during a wedding, when the bride and groom are particularly vulnerable (which is why they traditionally wear white).
Noman Lear: Just Another Version of You is a celebration of the life of a remarkable man. The behind-the-scenes insights into his famous shows are compelling, but it’s his later role as the conscience of America that’s the real takeaway.
Thirty years after the release of Claude Lanzmann’s landmark Holocaust documentary, Shoah, a new documentary short revisits the inscrutable filmmaker’s legacy by exploring the difficulties, both personal and professional, he faced during the nearly 12 years it took to complete the film.