New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2024

Crossing The River, I Still Love You – Online for 24 Hours and In-Person at 7PM!

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Crossing The River – Allan Novak (New York, New York)

If there is such a thing as a heartwarming Holocaust film, this is it. Crossing the River is the story of the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor siblings and captures more than 100 years of one family's history in approximately 30 minutes. Along the way, we learn about their unlikely savior, Joseph Stalin, and a lesser-known World War II narrative. Now 101, 100, 98 and 96, inseparable, informed and unfailingly optimistic, the Fink siblings have outlived spouses, offspring, hundreds of friends and relatives and arguably the most horrific genocide in human history. What is the secret to their longevity? How have they defied all odds? With unparalleled access to the subjects and their archives, filmmaker Allan Novak has been filming his family for the past 40 years and uses the occasion of their newfound celebrity as an opportunity to look back and fill in the missing pieces of their past. Along the way, the film reveals how this seemingly ordinary family is actually quite extraordinary. 2023; 30 min.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    30 minutes
  • Language
    English, Yiddish
  • Country
    United States, Canada
  • Director
    Allan Novak
  • Producer
    Allan Novak, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Debi Wisch
  • Filmmaker
    Allan Novak
  • Cast
    Sally Singer, Anne Novack, Ruth Zimmer, Sol Fink
  • Editor
    Allan Novak