Germany, 2022, 75 min, Digital, Dir. Jascha Hannover, In German, French, English, Hebrew with English subtitles, Not Rated, Florian Film

Who's Afraid of Jewish Humor?

Monday, January 23 | Southeast US Premiere

"Filmmaker Jascha Hannover explores the line between self-deprecation and subversion when it comes to playing with tropes that may come from outside of a culture."
The Austin Chronicle

From Hershel of Ostropol to Lenny Bruce, Ephraim Kishon to Mel Brooks, if there is one thing that unites all Jews, it is their self-deprecating, hilarious sense of humor, or so the myth goes. In this new documentary, award-winning filmmakers Jascha Hannover’s (Hollywood’s Second World War) and Arkadij Kahet’s (Masel Tov Cocktail , MJFF 2021) set out to explore the origins of Jewish humor, tracing the use of irony and satire back to the Bible. Featuring archival footage from around the globe and comedy experts from Europe and Israel, Who’s Afraid of Jewish Humor? celebrates a very long tradition of Jews being seriously funny.

Discover the magic of movies on the big screen at the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), America's largest Jewish film festival, as it celebrates the best of world cinema at the Coral Gables Art Cinema over two weeks, from January 12-26, 2023.

General Admission – $15.00
Students & Seniors – $14.00 (with valid ID)
Gables Cinema Members & MJFF Members – $11.00

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