As we celebrate the 2021 edition of the New York Jewish Film Festival, we asked the Film at Lincoln Center community, via Instagram and Twitter, for their favorite films portraying Jewish culture. Tickets to the festival are available through January 26th in our Virtual Cinema. 

Many people were quick to mention contemporary favorites like Josh and Benny Safdie’s Uncut Gems and Ethan and Joel Coen’s A Serious Man, along with well-known classics such as Norman Jewison’s Fiddler on the Roof, Agnieszka Holland’s Europa Europa, and Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America. Our audience also expressed their love of Joan Micklin Silver’s Crossing Delancey and Hester Street as well as Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie and News from Home. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation!

This ongoing series is a part of our Community Corner, which brings movie lovers together in a digital space for community and conversation. 

Although our theaters are currently closed, our Virtual Cinema and Media Center remain open 24/7. Stay connected to Film at Lincoln Center by joining our online community on InstagramTwitter, Facebook, or Letterboxd, and don’t miss a thing by subscribing to the weekly newsletter.



Do you have more suggestions to add to the list? Share with us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook, and stay tuned for more conversations on cinema.