2016 Festival

    AKA Nadia

    Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    “Can a person reinvent herself without dealing with consequences from her past?”

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    Baba Joon

    Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    A family experiences turmoil when a 13-year-old son refuses to learn how to take over the family farm. Rated PG

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    Blush

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    A heartfelt coming-of-age story, a wonderful love letter to an ephemeral stage of life as well as a snapshot of a family struggling to stay together amidst a rapidly changing environment.

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    Bogdan’s Journey

    Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    Filmed in Poland, Israel and the United States for almost a decade. Its two directors, a Polish Catholic and a Jewish American, combine to tell a unique story about one man and how he redeems 70 years of bitter, contested memories; by telling the truth with love. Rated PG

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    Claire Klein Osipov – A Life Sung Yiddishly

    Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    An intimate autobiographical portrait of the life of local Soprano, Claire Klein Osipov. Special Guests: Claire Klein Osipov and Director Haya Newman

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    Every Face Has a Name

    Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    In the fascinating Swedish documentary, Helmer Magnus Gertten tracks down and interviews survivors from German concentration camps seen in a 35mm archival film reel showing their arrival at the harbor of Malmo, Sweden, on April 28, 1945.

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    Fanny’s Journey

    Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Inspired by an autobiographical book by Fanny Ben-Ami. Rated PG

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    Fire Birds

    Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    A down-on-his-luck Israeli detective must unlock the secrets of a circle of spry Holocaust survivors to solve a vexing crime.

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    How to Win Enemies

    Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Have you ever been on a date that just felt too good to be true?

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    Hummus! The Movie

    Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    “Hummus…it’s not normal, it’s not something ordinary…it’s magic.”

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    In Search of Israeli Cuisine

    Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Relishing in the mosaic of Israel’s demographics and interviewing chefs from various cultures and backgrounds.
    OPENING FILM & RECEPTION

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    Midnight Orchestra

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    A young man’s life is transformed following his father’s funeral when he meets his father’s band mates.

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    Moos

    Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    The return of a childhood friend inspires a woman to pursue her dream of becoming a singer – even if it involves bending reality here and there.
    HOSTED RECEPTION following FILM

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    Mr. Gaga

    Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    A feast for the senses, celebrating an artist whose exuberant dances capture the thrills and burdens of having a body. ~Will Di Novi. Rated PG

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    My Home

    Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    What do many Muslims, Christians, Bedouin, and Druze living in Israel have in common? Special Guest: Producer and Director Igal Hecht

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    On the Map

    Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Incredible true story about how the Tel Aviv team no one thought could win toppled the four-time defending European Champions and put Israel firmly on the map. Rated PG

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    One Rock Three Religions

    Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Explores humanity’s
    connection to one of the world’s most revered and disputed places, Jerusalem’s Haram Al Sharif or The Temple Mount. Special Guest: Producer Valentina Castellani-Quinn

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    Presenting Princess Shaw

    Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    A rousing documentary crowd-pleaser about a star-crossed singer-songwriter and her crafty secret admirer. Performance with Special Guest: Samantha Montgomery A.K.A Princess Shaw

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    Song of the Lodz Ghetto

    Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Made up equally of chilling narrative, evocative music, and unforgettable photographs, this is the first major film to feature extensive interviews with survivors of the Holocaust from Lodz. Special Guest: Director David Kaufman

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    The Fantastic Five: An Amazing Short Film Collection

    Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    You don’t want to miss the great collection of short films!

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    The Kind Words

    Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Follows three siblings who are going to discover the greatest secret of their late mother. This trip is going to change their lives.

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    The Last Laugh

    Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    About humor and the Holocaust, examining whether it is ever acceptable to use humor in connection with a tragedy of that scale, and the implications for other seemingly off-limits topics in a society that prizes free speech.

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    The Tenth Man

    Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    A wryly amusing peek into Buenos Aires’ bustling Jewish quarter.

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    The Women’s Balcony

    Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    The Women’s Balcony is an excellent commentary on how a happy and healthy community can be upset by an unexpected series of events.

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    Wedding Doll

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Sterling performances highlight the sensitive and heartbreaking story of a mentally disabled but strong-willed young Israeli woman who struggles for independence.

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    Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

    Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    This film provides a sensitive, humorous and charming record of how the now forty-year-old protagonist and his estranged parents and siblings set off to confront their disagreements and fears.

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