Lindy SpringFest (April 4 – April 7) 2024

Sunday, Apr 7, 2024

Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7
Live at the Weitzman (5th and Market)

Join us at The Weitzman for Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media’s (PJFM) Annual Lindy SpringFest. Throughout the festival, we’ll host nine exciting and carefully curated films which engage with Jewish culture and values. See below for more information. 


THE SHADOW OF THE DAY – Click Here for Tickets
Thursday, April 4 at 7:00pm

Set in late 1930s Italy, this gripping romantic thriller follows a disabled WWI veteran whose growing feelings for his enigmatic new restaurant worker forces him to reevaluate his pro-fascist ideologies.

FOUR FILMS AND A MUSEUM  Click Here for Tickets
Friday, April 5 at 2:00pm

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is examined in four short films that offer unique perspectives on the rich history of the institution, from its founding in the 1930s to its incredibly vast display of artworks and more. 

A TALE OF BEGINNINGS IN THREE ROOMS Made up entirely of archival materials, this meticulous short expands on the founding and early years of the museum under Dr. Karl Schwarz, the first director of the institution. 

THE FOYER The grand foyer of the museum is not just an entrance but a room of extraordinary artworks, historical imprints each with a story of their own.

NOTHING EXCEPT 34 PAINTINGS The story behind acclaimed art collector Peggy Guggenheim’s massive contribution to the museum in 1955 is retold, including her exceptional relationship with the director at the time, Eugene Kolb.

THE MUSEUM PLAZA Since the museum’s founding, the outside plaza of the institution has become an area for both celebration and dissent, a place for protests, artistic shows, and demonstrations.

JEWISH SHORTS – Click Here for Tickets
Saturday, April 6 at 8:15pm

THE PEACOCK THAT PASSED OVER A peacock settles in the grounds of a synagogue in Leeds, England, prompting responses from its diverse Yorkshire residents.

THE CHOSEN ONE A Hasidic man experiences a nightmarish transformation over the course of one night after shaving off his beard and sidelocks.

HALF After a chance encounter with a handsome stranger wearing a Star of David necklace, a half-Jewish, bisexual man decides to come out to his girlfriend, shaking the foundation of their relationship in this New York comedy.

PERIPHERY Multiracial and multiethnic Jews from the Toronto community are interviewed about their lives in this evocative film that invites viewers to embrace the richness of Jewish identity.

KISSING THE WALL On an intimate drive after a night out, two strangers stretch the boundaries of their desires after a shocking confession is made.

WINNER’S SHORTS: A Collection of Films by the Late Yahav Winner – Click Here for Tickets
Sunday, April 7 at 1:00pm 

Yahav Winner was just 36 years old when he was murdered by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023, in his kibbutz home in Kfar Aza. The actor and director died protecting his wife and newborn child, blocking his bedroom window and allowing his family to escape. Together with Go2Films, PJFM honors the legacy of this visual talent whose films beautifully captured the small yet unforgettable moments of everyday life.

DEEP BREATHS Winner stars alongside his wife, Shaylee Atary, in this hypnotic short about a young widow under distress who meets the ghost of her husband.

FAITH A Sudanese man living in Tel Aviv spends the day with his daughter who wishes for him to make up her mother.

INDIAN GRAVE Winner stars as a psychologically distressed man who, with the assistance of his father, performs an Indian burial ceremony at the beach in the hopes of being “reborn.”

THE BOY Yahav’s final film follows a father and son living on a kibbutz bordering Gaza where constant rocket fire threatens the son’s mental state.

SAVOY – Click Here for Tickets
Sunday, April 7 at 4:00pm

Fast-paced, stylish, and positively engrossing, this hybrid documentary recounts the true story of the 1975 Savoy Hotel attack in Tel Aviv and Koacha Levy, a hostage whose fluency in Arabic made her prime mediator between the terrorists and IDF negotiators.


NO NAME RESTAURANT Click Here for Tickets
Sunday, April 7 at 7:30pm

Cultures clash and an unexpected friendship is born when an Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn becomes stranded in the Sinai desert with a short-tempered Bedouin man in this delightfully absurdist road trip comedy.

Live at The Weitzman
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th & Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Questions or Comments?
For General Questions, please get in touch with Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media at, or visit the PJFM official website.

This program is presented by Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media in partnership with the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History.