Tuesday, April 2, 2024

NJJFF 2024 • See "Irena's Vow" on Tuesday, April 2!


Tuesday, April 2, 7:00PM

JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levine Theater


This thrilling drama tells the heroic true story of 19-year-old Irena Gut (portrayed by Sophie Nélisse, of the hit series Yellowjackets), a Polish nursing student who is conscripted to work as a housekeeper for a Nazi officer. Shocked by the Nazi’s brutality against her Jewish neighbors, Irena decides to shelter 12 Jewish workers in the safest place she can find: the cellar of the Nazi officer’s villa. Irena uses her wit and courage to hide her friends for the next two years, persevering through countless Nazi parties, a blackmail scheme, and an unexpected pregnancy, until the chaotic end of the war creates new threats to their lives.


Post-screening Q&A with Jeannie Smith, daughter of Irena Gut Opdyke


Be among the first to see Irena’s Vow before its April 15 theatrical release!

Irena's Vow | Official Trailer

Click above to view the Irena’s Vow trailer.

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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