Welcome to the 15th annual New York Jewish Film Festival, a collaboration between The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center. This year, we are delighted to present another fresh, new group of films that bring a striking diversity of perspectives to enduring themes of the Jewish artistic tradition. The movies presented by filmmakers from Australia, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Russia, Spain, the U.K., the U.S. and beyond express in infinite variety the humor, resilience, and hope that have sustained Jews for millennia. Collectively these selections reveal a modern Jewish identity at once serious and playful, reflective and full of joy. Last yearís hits included the New York premieres of Lost Embrace, Watermarks, and Nina’s Tragedies, among other treasures. Please join us for this sometimes tragic, often triumphant, and always compelling cinematic journey at the 2006 New York Jewish Film Festival.