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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!
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
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.
Brattle passes not accepted