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Complete Film Festival 2015 List

 
East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

East Jerusalem West Jerusalem - David Broza

Opening Night Special Event

East Jerusalem West Jerusalem
An Evening with David Broza

Opening night will be spectacular as we screen East Jerusalem West Jerusalem and welcome Israeli superstar recording artist David Broza, who will perform several songs and speak about the film. A reception and opportunity to meet Broza will follow.

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24 Days 24 Days

When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because he is Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him.

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Above and Beyond

Centerpiece Screening

Above and Beyond

In 1948, a group of World War II pilots, mostly from America, volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. This ragtag band of brothers turned the tide of the war around and laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.

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Anywhere Else Anywhere Else

An Israeli grad student in Berlin strives to reinvent herself but finds something has been lost in translation, in this family drama.

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Apples From The Desert Apples From The Desert

The rebellious teenage daughter of ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents journeys into the secular world in this adaptation of the award- winning Israeli play that poignantly explores themes of love and reconciliation.

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The Art Dealer The Art Dealer

The Jewish wife of an art dealer begins a quest to research the history of her grandfather's paintings and their possible misappropriation by the Nazis.

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Belle and Sebastian Belle and Sebastian

Based on the acclaimed children's novel, Belle and Sebastian follows the courageous adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog.

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A Borrowed Identity/Dancing Arabs A Borrowed Identity/Dancing Arabs

A gifted Palestinian Israeli boy is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. After falling in love with a Jewish girl, he discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted.

Special Guest: Sayed Kashua

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Deli Man Deli Man

At last, the deli documentary you've been waiting for! This film explores Jewish culture and food as they reflect the heart of a vital ethnic history.

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dough Dough

Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inadvertently saved by his young Muslim apprentice.

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Encirclements Encirclements

Aharon, the only child of parents who are unable to conceive again, is determined to win the honor of carrying the Torah scrolls on Simhat Torah.

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Farewell Herr Schwartz
Farewell Herr Schwartz

Farewell Herr Schwarz is a cinematic journey about buried family secrets, the Holocaust (from a third generation perspective), and how it is never too late to reclaim your heritage.

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The Farewell Party The Farewell Party

A devoted elderly couple living in a Jerusalem retirement home is faced with a pair of devastating challenges that threaten to divide them after decades of marriage.

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Felix and Meira Felix and Meira

A poignant tale of self-discovery between two lost souls and a fascinating glimpse into the Hasidic community.

Special Guest: Actor Luzer Twersky

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Frank VS. God Frank VS. God

David Frank thinks he's lost everything. After losing his wife, house, and dog, this former lawyer decides to serve God... with a lawsuit.

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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country's religious marriage laws.

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The Last Mentsch The Last Mentsch

Having spent a lifetime concealing his heritage, an aging German Holocaust survivor finally tries to come to terms with his past.

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L'Chaim  (Auf Das Leben) L'Chaim (Auf Das Leben)

Fate has taken its toll on the aging cabaret singer Ruth and the young but terminally ill Jonas. Yet despite their age difference they form a bond and give each other a reason to live.

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Magic Men Magic Men

An elderly Greek man and his Hassidic rapper son embark on a journey with absurd encounters, which leads them to a final confrontation.

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Orange People Orange People

A story of three generations of women struggling with issues of family, identity and tradition in Israel's Moroccan community.

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The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Closing Night

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood.

Special Guest: Bruce Vilanch

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Serial (Bad) Weddings Serial (Bad) Weddings

A Catholic family is upended by a succession of multicultural marriages in this politically incorrect romantic comedy that pokes fun at the melting pot of modern-day France.

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Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

Portraits of two beloved icons—Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel—are woven together in this enchanting new documentary.

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To Life To Life (Á La Vie)

Three women who are Auschwitz survivors but who haven't seen each other since the war, get together for a reunion, filled with laughter, arguments, and friendship.

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Zemene Zemene

A young Ethiopian girl, struggles with poverty and life-threatening illnesses. A chance encounter with Dr. Rick Hodes sets in motion a series of events that will change Zemene's life forever.

Special Guest via Skype: Dr. Rick Hodes

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