by GREG KING
The Jewish International Film Festival screens across Australia from October 23, with the Melbourne screenings at the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick. The festival features a range of great documentaries, dramas and comedies, and this year the festival is celebrating stories of people who have forged new paths. The opening night film is Ask Dr Ruth, a documentary about the ground-breaking sex therapist Ruth Westheimer. Closing the festival is Taika Waititi’s controversial WW II satire Jojo Rabbit, which is in the same vein as Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. The film makes a powerful statement against hate. Greg chats with the festival’s artistic director Eddie Tamir to unpack the program and find some highlights.
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