As part of Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival’s (GPJFF) 40th anniversary season, Fall Fest will be a fully immersive virtual event. From November 7-21, more than two dozen showcased pieces will include world-class film premieres, classic cinema, shorts programs, an episodic Israeli TV series, and a Masterclass with BoJack Horseman writer and producer Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
GPJFF revisits its foray into new media with a virtual artist showcase and panel, where four Jewish artists will share their work and discuss how their art addresses contemporary social issues like democracy, systemic racism, gender inequality, global warming, immigration, and more.
Fans of the hit TV series Shtisel will be excited to watch its creators’ new drama AUTONOMIES, a globally relevant, dystopian tale centering on the burning issues of identity, religion, politics, and personal freedom. The festival features several films that explore the Jewish LGBT experience, and documentaries explore the history of the Black-Jewish alliance in America, local Jewish-American World War II soldiers, and this history of Broadway theatre. Additional films highlight the Sephardic experience of immigration and the Jewish diaspora. For tickets and further information, visit online.