Through January 28th, The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center present the 29th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF). Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, each year NYJFF presents documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. Featuring new work by dynamic voices in international cinema, as well as film revivals, the festival’s 2020 lineup includes 30 features and shorts, ranging from the iconic to the iconoclastic, many of which will have their world, U.S., and New York premieres.
The Closing Night film is the New York premiere of Dror Zahavi’s Crescendo. When a world-famous conductor (played by Toni Erdmann’s Peter Simonischek) accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he steps into a firestorm of conflict and mistrust as he tries to bring the two factions of young musicians together in harmony.