Film preview: 'Good Boys'

Film preview: 'Good Boys'

There’s frat house drug deals, death-defying sprints across the highway, and annoyingly knowledgeable kid sisters. It’s an awful lot to handle for middle schoolers already navigating the hormone-addled world of 6th grade.

Film preview: 'Them That Follow'

There’s a fine line between making an attempt to truly understand what drives the behavior of religious subcultures, and simply using it as an excuse to gawk in horror. And while “Them That Follow” doesn’t always keep to the right side of that line, it remains a compelling story about the clash between spirituality and the messiness of life.

Film preview: 'The Farewell'

Loss in translation
Exploring the complexities of cultural identity, "The Farewell" circulates with grief, love, regret, and guilt. It tells a warm, heartfelt, and often funny story about the bonds of family and the ways we work to stretch them as far as we can; across continents if we have to.

Film preview: 'The Art of Self-Defense'

Director Riley Stearns' strange and seething satire is a pitch black comedy for the modern era, coming at a time when our culture continues a long overdue conversation about identity, masculinity, and violence.

Preview: Rochester Jewish Film Festival

The chosen films
The eight-day festival will run from Sunday, July 7 through Monday, July 14 showcasing a collection of 26 films that includes entries from 18 countries, including 13 feature-length narratives, 12 feature-length documentaries, and one special event screening of the first two episodes of popular new Israeli television series "The Conductor."

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