Nowwecansay: Welcometothe mainstream...
unique opportunity to celebrate and explore contemporary Jewish and Israeli stories through film. We are determined and proud to bring that amazing creativity to the widest possible range of UK audiences. This year, that means screening more than 80 films at 11 cinemas across London, including at the BFI and Barbican, as well as four other major cities. That confidence in celebrating Jewish culture is infectious and has had a profound impact over the years in bringing Jewish cinema and culture into the British mainstream. Creative: Jonathan Pryce and Malachi Kirby in showing at the JFF
Last year, in the wake of the Tricycle furore, it was fascinating to see UK Jewish Film Festival as the subject of lengthy debates on the BBC, in newspapers and opinion columns of arts and political magazines. Commentators recognised what some in the Jewish community hadn’t — that Jewish film is now considered an essential part of the British cinema mainstream; a part of our national culture that should not be silenced, without which we would all be far poorer.
Against that backdrop, it is heart-