Virtual festival to highlight 13 films from around the globe

The 26th Annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival will be held virtually this summer, from June 6 to 13. The festival will present a selection of 13 documentary and feature films from around the world. While all films depict a piece of the Jewish experience, the themes are universal and meant to be appealing to all, regardless of faith.

“Breaking Bread,” Beth Hawk’s award-winning documentary about Jews and Arabs cooking together is the perfect recipe to satiate hungry film audiences.

Thought-provoking, and sometimes disturbing, “Antisemitism” delves deeply into the insidious origins of anti-Semitism in France from the Middle Ages to the 1894 Dreyfus Affair to the present day. 

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“Ma’aborat” reveals the discrimination and harsh conditions which awaited Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa when they came to Israel in the 1950s. 

More than just a sports film, “Aulcie” candidly tells the story of the rise and downfall of one of Israel’s greatest sports legends.  

Two documentaries, “Love It Was Not” and “The Good Nazi,” present somewhat different views of the typical Nazi officer. 

Lighter films that entertain include “Kiss Me Kosher” and “Howie Mandel: But Enough About Me.”

In addition to these films, the festival offers discussions with filmmakers and others associated with the films. For a complete list of films and discussions, go to www.stljewishfilmfestival.org.

Films will be available for viewing throughout the festival and screened virtually through the film platform, Eventive.  An all-access festival pass can be purchased for $95. Individual films are $14 each. View the complete film festival schedule and buy tickets at stljewishfilmfestival.org.

The 2021 Jewish Film Festival co-chairs are Marilyn K. Brown, Jeffrey Korn and Paula Sigel. The Jewish Film Festival is a program of the Jewish Community Center.


Trailers for selected Jewish Film Festival films:

“Breaking Bread”


“Here We Are”


“Service to Man”


“Love It Was Not”


“Antisemitism”


“Aulcie”


“Kiss Me Kosher”


“Howie Mandel: But Enough About Me”


“The Good Nazi”


“The Last Supper”


“A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto”


“The Crossing”


“Ma’abarot”