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Number Our Days

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Number Our Days
Directed byLynne Littman
Written byLynne Littman
Barbara Myerhoff
Produced byLynne Littman
StarringHarry Asimow
CinematographyNeil Reichline
Edited byLewis Teague
Release date
  • 1976 (1976)
Running time
28 minutes
CountryUnited States

Number Our Days is a 1976 American short documentary film about a community of elderly Jews in Venice, California. It was directed by Lynne Littman and aired on KCET's news show 28 Tonight.[1] The Academy Film Archive preserved Number Our Days in 2007.[2]


Lee Margulies of the Los Angeles Times called Number Our Days "beautiful" and "a very human film, full of expressive faces and heartfelt emotion. It is full of compassion but never pity."[3] John J. O'Connor of The New York Times wrote that Number Our Days was "a moving portrait of loneliness, pride, humor, bitterness and dignity".[4]

Number Our Days won an Oscar at the 49th Academy Awards, held in 1977, for Documentary Short Subject.[5][6]



  1. ^ Barrett, Marvin (1978). Rich news, poor news. New York : Crowell. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-690-01740-3. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.
  3. ^ Margulies, Lee (October 4, 1976). "Venice Jews in TV Documentary". Los Angeles Times (1923-1995). Los Angeles, Calif., United States. pp. –13. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  4. ^ O'Connor, John J. (May 10, 1977). "TV: Moving Study of the Elderly". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  5. ^ "New York Times: Number Our Days". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2011. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2008.
  6. ^ "The 49th Academy Awards (1977) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved June 12, 2019.

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