Directed by Erik Sather and Robin Hemley
Annually, Krakow, Poland hosts the biggest celebration of Jewish Culture in the world. Jewish performing acts play to a largely gentile audience a mere forty miles from Auschwitz. Follow Jewish writer Robin Hemley as he eats and dances his way through the festival. Hemley interviews the festival’s founder, a well-known poet, an artist who photographs desecrated Jewish tombstones, a sociologist, an bitter cab driver, a famous cantor, and festival-goers. While he first feels the festival is largely motivated by collective guilt and little else, his appreciation and understanding grow as he navigates the murky waters of authenticity and ownership. A must see!
Producer: Robin Hemley, Erik Sather
Cinematographer: Erik Sather
Editor: Erik Sather
Shorts / 65 minsOur second shorts program includes the US Premire of the LGBT/Arts in Film Téte-a-Téte, the North American Premiere of the Italian EcoCinema short Zio Ninuccio, the Cinema of Consciousness Ethiopian film Natsanat and the North American Premiere of the US Cinema film Jewish Caviar.