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Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
Location:
Hiway Theater
212 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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Under the auspices of The Gershman Y, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (PJFF) seeks to entertain, educate, and engage the Philadelphia cultural community by presenting films and programs that illuminate, explore, and support Jewish values,

The Best of Men

November 9, 2014 7:00 PM

THE BEST OF MEN: PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE

Director: Tim Whitby

Genre: Narrative Feature

UK | 2012 | 90 min

Ludwig Guttman, a Jewish neurologist and refugee from Nazi Germany, is sent to the UK to take care of severely injured British servicemen. In learning that the hospital's method of treatment is merely to manage the decline of its patients, he quickly initiates a radical new approach. Rather than view his patients as bedridden invalids, he instills the soldiers with agency and initiative. His goal: get these men as active as possible and help them rebuild their self-esteem. Of course, change is never met without its fair share of resistance. THE BEST OF MEN is the incredible true story of the events that led to the founding of the Paralympic Games. Eddie Marsan brilliantly delivers as Guttman, trumpeting relentless determination as the man responsible for changing the way paraplegics are viewed and treated throughout the world.

Preceded by COURT:

Director: Dekel Nitzan | 10 min

After some neighborhood misfits steal his son Uri's basketball, Erez is forced to choose his strategy on the court. Will he avoid trouble and allow these kids to undermine his son and his manhood, or will he save face and fight for his son's honor?

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