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Film Movement Launches Jewish Film of the Month Club

11 May, 2011 By: Billy Gil

Film Movement has launched a Jewish Film-of-the-Month Club, a subscription-based service that gives members in the United States and Canada access to a Jewish-themed film every other month before releasing it to the general public. The films will be made available on DVD and to view online. As with all Film Movement DVDs, each disc will include a bonus short film.

The first film available through the club will be The Human Resources Manager, which was Israel’s foreign language Oscar submission in 2011 and won five Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

“The Jewish Film Club was conceived because after a decade in search of the very best in independent and foreign film, we found that so many great Jewish films are produced every year and unfortunately only a handful ever get the recognition and viewership they so rightfully deserve,” said Adley Gartenstein, president of Film Movement. “We feel strongly that these films need a home — our home and your home — so that the wonder, richness and diversity of the Jewish culture, as expressed through film, can be appreciated by the widest audiences possible.”

Membership costs an annual fee of $108 (with free shipping), while six-month memberships will cost $68 (plus $3.25 shipping per DVD) and monthly subscriptions are $28 bi-monthly (plus $3.25 shipping per DVD). For more information, visit .

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