by Barbara Koenig Quart

Looking at Ourselves at the Jewish Film Festival

The week-long offerings of documentaries and feature films at the New York Jewish Film Festival (Fall 1981) were like some extraordinary family album—richly affecting, full of familiarity, and yet also full of revelations, especially so for Jewish women. The films are scheduled in other major cities later this year. A striking number of the most distinctive films were directed by women, and are about women. Even in the films made by male directors, the images of women are what linger most powerfully, even hauntingly.

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