Coming Soon to a New York Cinema: Jewish Life in All Its Glory

The annual New York Jewish Film Festival hits screens Jan. 9 and serves up full-length features, documentaries and shorts from nine countries.

In a city with more film festivals than days of the year, the annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF) tries to stand out by showcasing the multifaceted world of “Jewish Cinema,” a term so abstract and inclusive it covers almost every aspect of human experience and cultural life, from films about comics and graphic novels to orphanhood and loss to vodka manufacturing and branding.