BWC a Community Partner of This Year's Boston Jewish Film Festival


The Boston Jewish Film Festival will be held Nov. 5-17 at theatres in the Greater Boston area. Boston Workmen's Circle is a Community Partner for the films "The Pin," "Transit" and "Watchers of the Sky."


The Pin

In this touching, romantic WWII drama, shot entirely in Yiddish, a lonely, old Jewish man flashes back many decades to his days of hiding in a Lithuanian barn, when he meets the beautiful Leah, still the great love of his long life. “The performances are moving…The Yiddish language is cast here as a primal expression of an Adam-and-Eve state of grace.” —Variety
  • Sunday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., West Newton Cinema; Wednesday, Nov. 12, 3 p.m., Warwick Place (Marblehead), and Sunday, Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m, West Newton Cinema
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"Transit" explores the intersecting and rarely told stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv, as the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives. An examination of what it means to be a family and what it means to be a stranger within one's home and in a foreign land. The Philippines' official entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.
  • Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre and Sunday, Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m., West Newton Cinema

Watchers of the Sky

Juxtaposing four stories of courage and humanity, and journeying from Nuremburg to Bosnia to Rwanda to The Hague, "Watchers of the Sky" chronicles the forgotten and important life of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jew who created the word “genocide.” Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem from Hell, which highly praised Lemkin for his seminal contribution to international law. Sundance Jury Award for Animation and Editing.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., Brattle Theatre, Cambridge.
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