As an old hit song says, sisters are doing it for themselves. That is one of the principal messages to be gleaned from this year’s New York Jewish Film Festival. Given the tenor of recent events here and elsewhere, it’s a comforting thought that takes multiple forms in the films on display, often in unlikely contexts.
For example, who would have thought that a documentary about hummus would have a strong feminist subtext? Hummus! The Movie, directed by Oren Rosenfeld, starts out as a slightly giddy look at that Middle Eastern staple, jumping rapidly between restaurants in Ramle, Yokneam,... Read More