Films & Schedule

Abulele

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Sunday, July 9, 1pm, Dryden Theatre

ABULELE

Director: Jonathan Geva, Israel, 2015, 96, Hebrew, narrative

Family Friendly! Suitable for ages 10 and up.

Abulele has everything you would expect from a fantasy, family-friendly film. This E.T. - like story covers the entire rainbow of emotions, wonder and mystery.... more »

There are Jews Here

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Sunday, July 9, 3:30pm, Dryden Theatre

THERE ARE JEWS HERE

Director: Brad Lichtenstein, Morgan Elise Johnson, USA, 2016, 90, English, documentary

Follow the untold stories of four once-thriving American Jewish communities that are now barely holding on. Most American Jews live in large cities where they are free to define themselves in any way... more »

Women's Balcony, The

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Sunday, July 9, 7pm, Dryden Theatre

THE WOMEN' S BALCONY

Director: Emil Ben-Shimon, Israel, 2016, 96, Hebrew, narrative

A mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community in this rousing, comical narrative about speaking truth to patriarchal power. What begins as a joyous celebration turns into disaster. A battle of... more »

In Between

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Monday, July 10, 11am, JCC Hart Theater

IN BETWEEN

Director: Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel, 2016, 96, Arabic, Hebrew, narrative

Fighting for the right to live on their own terms, three Palestinian women choose a life of freedom in the vibrant heart of Israel and share a Tel Aviv apartment away from their home villages. While straining under... more »

Fanny's Journey

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Monday, July 10, 6pm, Little Theatre

FANNY'S JOURNEY

Director: Lola Doillon, Belgium, France, 2016, 94, French, narrative

Based on a true story by Fanny Ben-Ami, is the incredible tale of bravery, strength and victory...the story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing, and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were... more »

Germans and Jews

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Monday, July 10, 8:30pm, Little Theatre

GERMANS AND JEWS

Director: Janina Quint and Tal Recanati, USA, 2016, 76, English, German, documentary

This engaging, thoughtful and contemporary documentary about the current relationship between Germany and its Jewish population, begins with a lively dinner party. In the middle of the meal, a German woman... more »

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

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Tuesday, July 11, 11am, JCC Hart Theater

HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY

Director: Daniel Raim, USA, 2015, 94, English, documentary

A fascinating and entertaining account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson: two... more »

Moos

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Tuesday, July 11, 1:30pm, JCC Hart Theater

MOOS

Director: Job Gosschalk, Netherlands, 2016, 91, Dutch, narrative

A socially awkward young woman takes her first tentative steps toward independence and fulfilling a lifelong dream in this delightful Dutch romantic comedy. Ever since her mother’s death, Moos finds herself caught... more »

My Hero Brother

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Tuesday, July 11, 6pm, Little Theatre

MY HERO BROTHER

Director: Yonatan Nir, India, Israel, 2016, 77, Hebrew, documentary

A group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trek through India’s Himalayas accompanied by their siblings. Unresolved dormant conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a... more »

1945

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Tuesday, July 11, 8:30pm, Little Theatre

1945

Director: Ferenc Török, Hungary, 2016, 91, Hungarian, narrative

The arrival of two Orthodox Jews upsets the wedding day of a rural town clerk’s son in a small Hungarian village longing for a return to normalcy in 1945, a choral drama in elegant black and white. The two strangers, father and son, are seen... more »

Amor

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Wednesday, July 12, 11am, JCC Hart Theater

AMOR

Director: Raphaël Rebibo, France, Israel, 2016, 86, Hebrew, narrative

Like its title, Amor asks the viewer to consider the true nature of love. After wandering for three years in Europe, Daniel, an abstract artist, returns home to his small farming village in Israel. No one is sure why he has returned or... more »

Keep Quiet

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Wednesday, July 12, 1:30pm, JCC Hart Theater

KEEP QUIET

Director: Joseph Martin, Sam Blair, Hungary, U.K., 2016, 93, English, Hungarian, documentary

Csanad Szegedi’s story is remarkable; as the vice-president of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right extremist party, Szegedi regularly espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric. He was a founder of the Hungarian... more »

One Week and a Day

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Wednesday, July 12, 6pm, Little Theatre

ONE WEEK AND A DAY

Director: Asaph Polonsky, Israel, 2016, 98, Hebrew, narrative

Getting stoned and playing air guitar with your next door neighbors’ twenty-something son are two activities not commonly associated with the Jewish mourning period. Yet, nothing makes sense after the death of... more »

Let Yourself Go

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Wednesday, July 12, 8:30pm, Little Theatre

LET YOURSELF GO

Director: Francesco Amato, Italy, 2017, 99, Italian, narrative

A distinguished psychoanalyst lives on the same apartment floor as his ex-wife, with whom he is still in love. He is a highly disciplined analyst of people and their behaviors. In addition, he is self-serious, inwardly focused,... more »

Monsieur Mayonnaise

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Thursday, July 13, 11am, JCC Hart Theater

MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE

Director: Trevor Graham, Australia, 2016, 95, English, French, narrative

An audacious documentary, offering an utterly unique take on history. Monsieur Mayonnaise follows artist and cult filmmaker Philippe Mora as he uncovers his father’s remarkable exploits in... more »

Harmonia

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Thursday, July 13, 1:30pm, JCC Hart Theater

HARMONIA

Director: Ori Sivan, Israel, 2016, 98, Arabic, Hebrew, narrative

This award-winning film is based on an adaptation of the biblical story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, from the book of Genesis, though this production is anything but biblical in its look and style. This contemporary portrait is... more »

Freedom to Marry

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Thursday, July 13, 6pm, Little Theatre

FREEDOM TO MARRY

Director: Eddie Rosenstein, USA, 2016, 86, English, documentary

Over the last four decades, the concept of same-sex marriage has gone from a “preposterous notion” to one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in modern history. But change did not arrive by... more »

Across the Waters

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Thursday, July 13, 8:30pm, Little Theatre

ACROSS THE WATERS

Director: Nicolo Donato, Denmark, 2016, 95, Danish, narrative

Enjoying the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, jazz guitarist Arne Itkin is seemingly immune to the hardships of war, as the Danish government opts for a compliant relationship with Nazi Germany. He is initially... more »

Breakfast at Ina's

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Friday, July 14, 11am, JCC Hart Theater

BREAKFAST AT INA'S

Director: Mercedes Kane, USA, 2015, 50, English, documentary

An affectionate homage to a beloved Chicago eatery and its magnetic namesake, Ina Pinkney was an entrepreneur ahead of her time, who found a recipe for success in compassion, exacting standards and sheer willpower. Against all... more »

Mr. Predictable

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Saturday, July 15, 6pm, Dryden Theatre

MR. PREDICTABLE

Director: Roee Florentin, Israel, 2016, 103, Hebrew, narrative

In this delightful and charming Israeli comedy, Adi has always been a “good boy.” He helped more than enough at home, at school, in the military; the perfect father, husband, and son.He became the most thoughtful man you can... more »

Atomic Falafel

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Saturday, July 15, 8:45pm, Dryden Theatre

ATOMIC FALAFEL

Director: Dror Shaul, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, 2015, 93, English, Farsi, Hebrew, narrative

A hilarious, fast-paced satire with a pro-peace message, Atomic Falafel encompasses the Israel-Iran nuclear showdown, the Internet friendship of two teens from the opposing countries,... more »

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

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Sunday, July 16, 11am, Dryden Theatre

BEN-GURION: EPILOGUE

Director: Yariv Mozer, France, Israel, 2016, 70, English, Hebrew, documentary

In never before seen footage, the then 82-year-old former prime minister in his final years after leaving office is interviewed at his secluded desert home over the course of several days in 1968.... more »

Second Time Around, The

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Sunday, July 16, 1pm, Dryden Theatre

THE SECOND TIME AROUND

Director: Leon Marr, Canada, 2016, 107, English, narrative

Two senior citizens discover it’s never too late to fall in love, in this unabashedly sentimental romance. An independent, vivacious, opera-loving widow Katherine finds herself in an assisted living facility with a... more »

Children of Chance, The

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Sunday, July 16, 5pm, Dryden Theatre

THE CHILDREN OF CHANCE

Director: Malik Chibane, France, 2015, 95, French, narrative

In this tender coming-of-age drama based on a true story, a Jewish boy finds friendship, camaraderie and safety in the shelter of a children’s hospital in Nazi-occupied France. In a lucky misfortune,... more »

Shalom Italia

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Sunday, July 16, 7:30pm, Dryden Theatre

SHALOM ITALIA

Director: Tamar Tal Anati, Israel, Germany, 2016, 70, Hebrew, Italian, documentary

Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany, in search of a cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis. Their quest, full of humor, food and Tuscan landscapes, straddles the boundary... more »

Joe's Violin

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Monday, July 17, 7pm, Nazareth College Arts Center

JOE'S VIOLIN

Director: Kahane Cooperman, USA, 2016, 24, English, documentary

During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global... more »

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