Friday, November 18, 2022




Welcome to Opening Nights!


TONIGHT: Thursday, November 17

Talkback with Englewood's Peggy King Jorde, burial ground preservationist and Arnold Brown, Bergen County historian and civil rights activist.

Moderator: Randall Pinkston.

This film is sold out!

Sponsored by National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Bergen / Passaic Chapter

Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands | Official Trailer | American Masters | PBS


TOMORROW: Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm—Double Documentary Feature:

Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands and The Invitation

Talkbacks with director Rita Coburn, Civil Rights Activist Theodora Lacey, Bergen County Links President Tammy King, and producer Dr. Kimberly Jefferies Leonard. Moderator: Allison Davis. Sponsored by Bergen County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Inc.



Virtual TIFF Talkbacks: Above- Glenn Kurtz and Barry Lichtenberg discussing Three Minutes: A Lengthening. Below- Eric Goldman and Oualid Mouaness discussing 1982.


Join us Sunday (November 20) at 5:45pm at Temple Emeth for Julia Scotti: Funny That Way, the story of the Bergen County based transgender comic, followed by a talkback/performance by Julia plus director Susan Sandler.

Sponsored by Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, Larry Bauer



The Rest of the Fest - The Saturday Films:



A Song For Cesar


Teaneck Cinemas

Sponsored by Teaneck Community Chorus

(This film will not include a talkback)



Teaneck Cinemas

Sponsored by

Addie Wijnen

From Bolivia-In Quechua and Spanish with subtitles



Teaneck Cinemas

Sponsored by

Brady, Bergen County, League of Women Voters of Teaneck

Breaking Bread


Temple Emeth

The Saturday Centerpiece

Sponsored by the Jewish Standard


The Rest of the Fest - The Sunday Films:



Leonard Cohen,

a Journey, a Song


Teaneck Cinemas

Sponsored by Barbara Ostroth, Coldwell Banker Realty

If These Walls Could Talk


Temple Emeth

Sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America


Teaneck Cinemas

Sponsored by Martin Luther King Birthday Committee; YWCA Northern New Jersey

Recipe for Change: Standing up to Antisemitism

11/20, 3:00pm

Temple Emeth

Sponsored by Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck



Rose Marie McCoy


Teaneck Cinemas

Sponsored by National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Bergen / Passaic Chapter; YWCA Northern New Jersey



Teaneck Cinemas

Teaneck short documentary - shown with Rose Marie McCoy

Sponsored by YWCA Northern New Jersey

The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales


Teaneck Cinemas

Sponsored by Jackie and Michael Kates

On racism, corporate power and the “American Dream”



Temple Emeth

Sponsored by Wise Older Women, Bergen County Alumnae

Chapter-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Teaneck Women Together


In Memoriam - TIFF 2022 is Dedicated to Sandi Klein.


All of us from the Teaneck International Film Festival who knew and worked with Sandi Klein mourn the loss of this extraordinary woman. A member of the TIFF committee from the beginning, Sandi was called upon every year to be a moderator of talkbacks and for almost two decades, she discussed a broad range of issues with guests that included filmmakers, actors, authors, politicians, professors, activists, and experts in a variety of fields. She was a well-known voice of WINS Radio for 20 years before retiring in 2012, at which time she founded Sandi Klein’s Conversations with Creative Women, interviewing over 500 fascinating women on the podcast. ->

Special thanks to Barbara Balkin for putting this wonderful video together.

In memoriam | TIFF 2022 is dedicated to Sandi Klein.

Although claiming that she "had a face for radio," Sandi adapted easily to being seen on stage (and Zoom) for the discussions that followed TIFF screenings. Her insightful questions, warmth, and wit ensured deep dives into issues, and fascinating conversations. As a member of the TIFF committee, her ideas and suggestions for films helped shape the festival "with a social conscience." The loss suffered by her loving family and close friends is shared by all who knew her and were inspired by her passion, activism, work ethic, zest for life, and courage. She truly made the world a better place, and we were better people with her in it. Her voice will still be heard; her influence will still be felt. The 2022 Teaneck International Film Festival is dedicated-with love and admiration-to Sandi Klein.