Ahead of Time

A documentary on the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber. At 97 years old, Brooklyn-born Ruth still has that same sharp intellect and moxie that propelled her to become the world's youngest PhD at age 20. At age 24, she became a New York Herald Tribune reporter and photographer and the same year was the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic. A trusted member of the Roosevelt Administration during WWII, she was given a dangerous secret mission. A feminist before feminism, Ruth was never just an observer, she was a participant in the making of history. Ruth covered the turbulent Middle East throughout the 1940's, and the film combines verité footage of Ruth traveling back to Israel, with interviews and archival material.

Year:
2009
Length:
73 minutes
Country:

Shown at

  1. 14th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  2. 15th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  3. 15th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  4. 5th Jewish Film Festival Zagreb - 2011
  5. 7th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  6. Ames-Azalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  7. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  8. Atlantic Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  9. Baltimore CineFest - 2011
  10. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  11. Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  12. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  13. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  14. Dayton Jewish International Film Festival - 2011
  15. Farthest North Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  16. HaMakom Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  17. Jewish Film Festival (Chautauqua) - 2013
  18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin - 2010
  19. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  20. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  21. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  22. New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  23. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  24. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  25. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  26. Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  27. Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival - 2011
  28. Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  29. Sabes Foundation Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  30. Savannah Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  31. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  32. Virginia Festival of Jewish Film - 2011
  33. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2010

2 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    The Jewish Film Showcase’s Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber

    Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber airs on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

    http://interactive.wxxi.org/highlights/2018/02/jewish-film-showcases-ahead-time-extraordinary-journey-ruth-gruber

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