Eleanor of Illinois

New York Jewish Film Festival


Sunday, January 26, 2020
8:40 – 8:45 pm

In this experimental short, Broadway star Judy Kuhn embodies Katharine Hepburn’s Eleanor of Aquitaine from The Lion in Winter, but as a contemporary Jewish mother. The result is an exploration of the emotional, class, and power dynamics of Jewish wealth.

U.S. Premiere

Eleanor of Illinois, Danielle Durschlag, U.S., 2019, 6 min.