The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Moriah Films has a new documentary tracing Israel’s history through the inhabitants of its highest political office. In two parts, the film examines Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzchak Rabin and Menachem Begin, and how their lives intertwined with the fate of a nation. Based on the memoir by Yehuda Avner, who served a number of prime ministers as a top aide.—Opens Fri., Oct. 18. Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St., (212) 255-2243.
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This unconventional Holocaust film was the cause of great controversy when it first opened in Poland. The contemporary drama follows two brothers who seek to uncover the role their village played in the war and decimation of the Jewish community — and the truth is more painful than they anticipated.—Tues., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. $11/$9 members. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., (646) 505-5708, jccmanhattan.org.