Posted in movies | music on November 29, 2012

film producer Evan Kleinman and rapper Y-Love
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Film director Jesse Zook Mann and producer Evan Kleinman made a new documentary Punk Jews, centered around Jewish artists in NYC, and it will make its world premiere in the city it takes place in on December 11 at JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St). Tickets for the premiere are on sale now (there's an early show and a late show). The film description reads:

"Punk Jews" is an upcoming documentary film that follows an underground Jewish community expressing their identity in unconventional ways that challenge stereotypes and break down barriers. From Hassidic punk rockers to Yiddish street performers to African-American Jewish activists, "Punk Jews" shows an emerging movement in New York City of Jews asserting their Jewish identity, defying the norm, and doing so at any cost.
You can watch the trailer for Punk Jews along with the premiere flyer below. The premiere happens during Hanukkah and is one of many upcoming Hanukkah events in NYC.

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'Punk Jews' Trailer

Punk Jews

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Comments (41)

Oy Punks!!!

Posted by Brian Farrelly | November 29, 2012 11:40 AM

why am I thinking of World Series of Dice here?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 11:43 AM

Because there is nothing more punk then identifying yourself through a religious label. :-/

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 11:50 AM

yeah i can't think of anything more punk than believing in a vengeful man up in the sky who spies on your every move even though he has planned it all out millennia in advance.

Posted by adam | November 29, 2012 11:53 AM

11:53 - daddy issues?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 11:56 AM

Wow Adam, only half a cup today?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 12:13 PM

Punk hummus

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 12:30 PM

Junk Hues

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 12:37 PM

Junk Pews

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 12:41 PM

sausage punxxx.

dropkick latkes

oy brains

gefilte threat

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 12:47 PM

^ not so punk jew

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 1:16 PM

Sausage is not kosher. So, at least for now, let's say Gefitle Fish or Brisket.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 1:21 PM

^ nah, how about Kooglehead?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 1:28 PM

"Jews asserting their Jewish identity, defying the norm, and doing so at any cost."

And we all know the cost of asserting your Jewish identity in New York is a steep one...

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 1:30 PM

I had to stand next to this Hassid today on the way into work, and dude reeked ... like a PUNK!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 1:51 PM

so fucking stupid

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 2:02 PM

i want jewish-identity punk rock as much as i want christian-identity punk rock.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 2:14 PM

I want Scientology identity theatrical performance art rock

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 2:21 PM

Nevermind the Goyim

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 2:27 PM

fuck this shit

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 3:00 PM

"Jews asserting their Jewish identity, defying the norm, and doing so at any cost."

Hey I think I see a bald guy with a spiked leater jacket, a baseball bat, and a weird bent plus sign or something stitched onto his jacket I wonder what it could be?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 3:50 PM

This gives me a boner.

Posted by Abbie Hoffman | November 29, 2012 3:50 PM

We've got the might, psycho meshuganas
We can't lose a fight;
as we are the chosen ones.
Chutzpah driven, we battle then we feast
We celebrate, we'll separate our milk plates from our meat

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 4:12 PM

And this is different from Christian rock how?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 4:14 PM

^Cuz Christians are, like, totally square, but Jews are, like, totally cool? Don't think about it too much.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 4:30 PM

^Christianity is totes uncool and square.

Buddhism is totes the most hip and progressive, followed by Judaism, followed by vague, misunderstood hippy pseudo-Hinduism.

Islam is cool only in an abstract contrarian way that doesn't actually involve any of the religion, or any actual Muslims.

Does this clear it all up for ya?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 4:33 PM

no tattoos tho amirite

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 8:06 PM

The only Jew Punks would be anti establishment in Israel.
If you disagree, you a not punk by my definition.
Any other definition is fine, but challenges nothing substantial at all.

Maybe a different word for this should be considered?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 10:24 PM

Uh, is 10:24 pm anti-semetic?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 10:33 PM

Absolutely!
Only a true punk would never support Palestine.
Never will consent be given for this sort of talk in mass media anyway, so 10:24 pm will never get anywhere and is a waste of all our time.
Please do not continue this conversation.
Praise the Iron Dome!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2012 10:40 PM

Real Americans Defend Israel

Posted by IRON DOME | November 30, 2012 12:51 AM

Can't wait for the screening!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 12:15 PM

^ as long as it's not erev shabbat, lo?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 12:35 PM

By 10:24's definition, the only real punks in 2012 America are anti-Obama.

Correct?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 12:37 PM

Obama is a Jewish Muslim?

I'm confused.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 1:00 PM

^ the dumbest person currently living on Earth

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 1:08 PM

^i behoove you not exaggerate

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 1:29 PM

Hello 12:37.

True punks look beyond cliques, parties and ego cultures looking for an edge in this pathetic fantasy of the truth of reality. In fact, "punk" is just another name for separation like everything else, which is the cause of all of this BS anyway. So break away from all definition and give the people the wake up call that life has been beckoning to itself. Let go! Enjoy the beauty of the world and accept humanity in all it's terror and then maybe the terror has no more juice.

Maybe a start, maybe this all gets criticized and I am ordered to vacate my apt. for someone who feels they own it as written in the past and by victimhood revenge proxy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2012 11:20 PM

^ go back and read 10:24's definition. oh, and if you write something like that you really aren't punk at all.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2012 1:49 AM

You go to Dictionary.com and look up "overrated" and you will get the same picture of this vapid banded

Posted by Hotspot Shield 2013 | April 8, 2013 10:54 AM

punk jews. The name makes me laugh.

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