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June 2021

Ma’abarot

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - June 18 @ 6:00 pm

(2019, Documentary, Hebrew w/ subtitles, 84 min)   This film is the first documentary about Israeli transit camps, a controversial enterprise during the early years of Israel’s statehood, housing hundreds of thousands of new immigrants from different parts of the world. Camp residents tell their own stories, revealing new details and shattering stereotypes in Israeli discourse. Ticket Information Sunday, 6/20 at 1:00PM Program with Ma’abarot film producer Arik Bernstein XXXX

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Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

June 19 @ 11:00 pm - June 22 @ 8:00 pm

(2020, Documentary, English, 95 min)   Explore the often forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African-American communities during the Civil Rights Movement.   Ticket Information

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Winter Journey

June 22 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 6:00 pm

(2020, Biography/Drama/History, English/some German, 87min)   Martin Goldsmith never knew what happened to his parents before they escaped from Germany in 1941. Over a weekend, he confronts his father, and brings us back to the complex and confusing 1930s when the parents were young musicians   Ticket Information

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The Crossing (not to be confused with Crossings)

June 26 @ 11:00 pm - June 29 @ 8:00 pm

(2020, Family/War, Norwegian w/ subtitles, 96min) *This is not to be confused with the film Crossings.   The Crossing is a family drama of ordinary children charged with rescuing Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Norway during World War II. After the arrest of their parents, two young siblings find two Jewish children hidden in their cellar and are faced with helping them flee.   Ticket Information

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July 2021

An Impossible Love

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - July 9 @ 5:00 pm

(2018, Biography/Drama/Romance, French w/ subtitles, 135 min) Warning: Intended for mature audiences only (sexuality).   It’s the late 1950’s in Châteauroux, France, when Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young bourgeois man. Their brief but passionate affair results in a daughter, Chantal. When Philippe refuses to marry outside of his social class, Rachel has to raise their daughter alone, but wishes for Philippe to legally acknowledge his daughter to give her his last name. A battle of…

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Breaking Bread

July 10 @ 11:00 pm - July 13 @ 8:00 pm

(2020, Documentary, English/Hebrew w/ subtitles, 85 min)   Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win Israel's MasterChef, is on a quest to make social change through food. Founder of A-sham Arabic Food Festival, where pairs of chefs from the Arab and Jewish sectors collaborate, the film captures the hope, synergy and mouthwatering fare that results from a focus on the person, rather than their religion. Ticket Information

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Thou Shalt Not Hate

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - July 16 @ 6:00 pm

(2020, Drama, Italian w/ subtitles) Warning: Intended for mature audiences only.   A successful surgeon in Trieste, Italy, the son of a Holocaust survivor, begins to doubt his actions when he declines to help the victim of a traffic accident because he has Neo-Nazi tattoos. Ticket Information

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Aulcie

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - July 23 @ 6:00 pm

(2020, Documentary/Sport, English/Hebrew w/ subtitles, 75 min)   Share the inspiring story of Aulcie Perry, an African American from Newark, NJ, who is recruited by Maccabi Tel Aviv and becomes a basketball legend and a national hero. Ticket Information

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The Sign Painter

July 24 @ 11:00 pm - July 27 @ 8:00 pm

(2020, Drama, Latvian/Russian/German/Yiddish w/ subtitles, 112 min)   A tragicomedy about a young Latvian man who is asked to paint over the history of three regimes in his small town, and he bears witness to three tumultuous authoritarian regimes during the WWII era. As these brutal regimes come and go, his country, village, people, and his heart are swept up in the inexorable currents of history.   Ticket Information

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Narrative Short Films

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - July 30 @ 6:00 pm

Eight international narrative shorts presented in one program lasting approximately 114 minutes. The Narrative Shorts Program includes Mum’s Hairpins by Tatiana Fedorovskaya, White Eye by Tomer Shushan, Letters to God by Yves Cohen, Deep Blue by Itamar Schwartz, Cinema Rex by Mayan Engelman & Eliran Peled, In Our Synagogue by Ivan Orlenko, The Disappearing Act by Billy Kent, and The Book of Ruth by Chen Drachman & Becca Roth. Rate each Short Narrative film and determine which one will receive our 2021 Best Narrative Short Film Award Vote for the best Narrative Short…

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