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Boston Jewish Film Festival – Resistance: They Fought Back

November 9, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

 |  $16


November 9, 2023
6:30 pm


Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Boston Jewish Film presents their 35th annual festival showcasing the best contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes, accompanied by visiting filmmakers, panel discussions, musical events, and more! Programs take place November 1–15 at venues throughout Boston, with screenings at The Brattle on Thursday, November 2 and Thursday, November 9.

Please visit bostonjfilm.org for full details and tickets!


Poster for Resistance: They Fought Back


Director: Kirk Wolfinger, Paula S. Apsell Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Language: Polish, Latvian, English, Hebrew, and Lithuanian with English subtitles

Starring: David Rosenberg, Julie Benko, Lisa Loeb, Mark Zeisler, Michael Berenbaum

World Premiere

Presented by Boston Jewish Film Festival

For decades, the world believed Jews went to their deaths like sheep to the slaughter during the Holocaust. Resistance — They Fought Back tells a different story. Created and codirected by Newton’s Paula S. Apsell, the ambitious and groundbreaking documentary tells the heroic tale of Jews who fought back in more than 60 armed rebellions—including six in death camps–and of thousands of Jewish partisans in forests of Europe. Through interviews with historians, survivors, and their families, the film belies a long-held myth and shines a new light on a lost chapter of history.

***Contains some graphic Holocaust imagery

Followed by a live in-person conversation with Directors Paula Apsell and Kirk Wolfinger, and film subject Michael Berenbaum, moderated by BJF Board President Ken Shulman.

For information on these and other festival guests, click here.

Brattle passes not accepted