Summer Israel Film Series

Wednesdays • July 11, 25 & August 8, 22 • 6:30pm

Experience Israel’s culture and history through the eyes of some of its most talented filmmakers and storytellers in this 4-part series. Join for any or all!

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Sallah Shabati (1964)

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30pm
A Yemenite Jewish family flown to Israel during Operation Magic Carpet - a clandestine operation that flew 49,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel the year after the state was formed - is forced to move to a government settlement camp. The patriarch of the family tries to make money and get better housing, in a country that can barely provide for its own and is in the midst absorbing hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Starring Chaim Topol, humor, sensitivity, politics, and music highlight this capsule of history. Watch a clip from Sallah Shabati »

Past Life (2016)

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30pm
Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters - an introverted aspiring classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist - as they try to unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives. Watch the trailer for Past Life »

Dancing in Jaffa (2013)

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30pm
Dancing in Jaffa is a documentary that follows Pierre Dulaine, an internationally renowned ballroom dancer as he returns to his birthplace, Jaffa, to fulfill his lifelong dream of teaching Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli children to dance together. The film explores the stories of four children forced to confront issues of identity, segregation, and racism, as they dance with their enemies. Watch the trailer for Dancing in Jaffa »

Moon in the 12th House (2015)

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30pm
Nominated for six Israeli Academy Awards, Moon in the 12th House follows a pair of estranged young sisters. Lenny stayed at their childhood home to take care of their debilitated father while Mira left for a new life in Tel Aviv. Now reunited, they must come to terms with the circumstances that tore them apart. Love and affection binds these sisters and leads them toward fragile redemption. Watch the trailer for Moon in the 12th House »

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Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Wed Jul 25 2018, Wed Aug 08 2018, Wed Aug 22 2018.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
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