Save the Date for CineMondays 2017!
PJFF CINEMONDAYS features six new films that exemplify the best in Jewish International Cinema. From Israel’s 2016 box office sensation THE WOMEN’S BALCONY and the Arab-Israeli knockout IN BETWEEN, to the Hungarian arthouse masterwork 1945 and the inspirational FANNY’S JOURNEY and BIG SONIA, you will love spending Monday evenings with PJFF this spring.
Want another reason to make room on your calendar? PJFF is one of only a handful of Festivals in the world to offer filmgoers a sneak peek at Joseph Cedar’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Footnote. Our exclusive preview screening of Cedar’s NORMAN stars Philly-born Richard Gere alongside an ensemble cast including Lior Ashkenazi, Hank Azaria, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Sheen and PJFF alumnus, Neta Riskin.
Tickets for CineMondays go on sale Thursday, February 9!
This fall, we were thrilled to bring you 33 films from 12 countries around the world. We screened 16 feature documentaries, nine narrative feature films, and eight short films, all selected after a year-long search by our extraordinary Screening Committee. These films fulfill our mission of celebrating Jewish identity, culture, history and community through the medium of film. Click here to check out the details of our PJFF36 Lineup – check back with us in the spring for CineMonday details!
It’s always exciting to see what our audiences think of the films we’ve selected for the Fall Festival. And you have voted! The highest-rated film of PJFF36 is a tie between THE FREEDOM TO MARRY and SHALOM ITALIA – the clear winners of the Best Documentary Feature with a 4.8 out of 5. THE ORIGIN OF VIOLENCE was the winner for Best Narrative Feature with a 4.6 out of 5. EVA HESSE also did very well with a 4.7 out of 5, a much-deserved third place in the Best Documentary Feature category.
You Saw Them First At PJFF!
A number of recent PJFF Fall Festival and CineMondays alumni are hitting theaters and new arrival bins this summer! Whether you want to see them again or enjoy them with a friend who missed them at PJFF, check out these fantastic films on DVD, streaming, or in theaters for a limited time:
Thanks for a Wonderful PJFF35
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 7 incredible films in our spring CineMondays series and for helping us end our 35th year on a very high note! You helped make PJFF35 such a huge success. We had more than 700 guests at the Gershman Y for our CineMondays Opening Night film, IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE, including special guest speaker Michael Solomonov, and we ended the series May 23 at International House Philadelphia with the feel-good audience favorite, PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW. If you enjoyed this season full of great films, exciting guests, and special events, then stay tuned for more information as we to celebrate our Double Chai 36th Anniversary Season.