What is the Essence of Judaism?

On September 7, 2013 By

We recently had our third NYC screening at the Museum of Tolerance. This was our first screening in a smaller, more intimate theater. I was joined by Shais Rishon and The Amazing Amy who are featured in the film. I especially enjoyed this experience because during the post-film discussion we were no […]

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I am Evan Kleinman, the producer of Punk Jews and a 3G (third generation) descendent of Holocaust survivors from Poland.  I recently traveled to Poland, the cradle of Ashkenazi Judaism.  The place from which two meanings are always derived: where Jewish culture thrived for a thousand years and where it was virtually destroyed in five […]

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Punk Jews pushes buttons. Whether its a critique on racism, feminism, offending someone’s religious values… after we screen the film there are usually some intense feelings brought up in the question and answer period afterwards and we like that. We LOVE that. The film is a journey for us as it is for the […]

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World Premiere in NYC: WOW!

On December 27, 2012 By

We recently had our world premiere at the JCC Manhattan.  It was everything we could have hoped and more.  Two sold out screenings to awesome crowds, Great Q&A sessions with the artists in the film, even a cool after-party.

When a filmmaker begins the journey of creating a film, the day you dream about […]

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“Punk Jews” will be participating in LeMood 2012 in Montreal.  LeMood is “the festival of unexpected Jewish learning, Arts & Culture.”  We will be doing preview screening there on Sunday October 14th 2012.  There will be a ton of awesome presenters from all over the world ranging from artists, comedians, musicians, filmmakers, journalists, chefs, […]

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NYC Premiere Announced!

On August 23, 2012 By

The time has finally come to announce the world premiere of “Punk Jews.”  This momentous event will be taking place at the JCC in Manhattan on December 11th 2012.  The film will be showing twice at 7pm and 9pm both of which will be followed by a Q&A with us (the filmmakers) along with the […]

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Distribution Deal with the NCJF

On April 28, 2012 By

As of this month, we have signed with a distributer, the National Center for Jewish Film.  We traveled to Boston recently where the NCJF is based.  We did a preview screening on the campus of Brandeis University and we also participated in “Jewishfilm.2012,” an annual showcase of Jewish film presented by the NCJF […]

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Punk Jews Complete

On January 17, 2012 By

As of 2 weeks ago the “Punk Jews” documentary, our feature length film, is officially complete.  After 5 years of hard work, the final stages of post-production have been finalized and we are now submitting to various film festivals all over the world.  We look forward to having an awesome premiere in 2012!  Production for […]

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