Sunday, March 17, 2024

NJJFF 2024 • Closing Film Preview: "Remembering Gene Wilder"

***Closing Film***

Sunday, April 14, 3:00PM

JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levine Theater

This loving tribute to Gene Wilder celebrates his life and legacy as the comic genius behind an extraordinary string of film roles, from his first collaboration with Mel Brooks in The Producers, to the enigmatic title role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, to his inspired on-screen partnership with Richard Pryor. Wilder’s personal story is told, and his art is analyzed through touching and hilarious clips and outtakes, never-before-seen home movies, narration from Wilder’s audiobook memoir, and interviews with a roster of brilliant friends and collaborators, including Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, and Carol Kane.


Post-screening Zoom Q&A with the director, Ron Frank, and screenwriter, Glenn Kirschbaum


Closing Reception following the Q&A

Remembering Gene Wilder – Official U.S. Trailer

Click above to view the Remembering Gene Wilder trailer.


All-access Festival Supporter Passes are still available for purchase – see all our events with one convenient pass and gain access to two special events! Sponsorships of the NJJFF are still welcome and include access to all events!


Advance cash tickets are also available for purchase at the following times at

JCC MetroWest:


11:00AM – 1:00PM, Wednesday, March 20

11:00AM – 1:00PM, Monday, March 25

8:30AM – 10:30AM, Wednesday, March 27

The eagerly anticipated New Jersey Jewish Film Festival is not just a celebration of cinema but a poignant opportunity for our diverse community to come together, sharing in the beauty of our heritage and the compelling stories that define us. This March, let the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival guide us to a space where our shared history and collective dreams converge, forging bonds that resonate far beyond the confines of the theater.


All films will be screened in-person at JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levin Theatre.

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