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Past Life

About the Film 

Two Israeli sisters unravel the shocking truth about their father’s murky wartime past, in this hybrid detective thriller and heart-tugging melodrama, based on fact, by award-winning filmmaker Avi Nesher.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
107 minutes

The Pickle Recipe

About the Film 

A cash-strapped party emcee and his devious uncle scheme to steal a secret recipe, in this genial family comedy with comedian Jon Dore, Oscarnominee David Paymer and Sex and the City actress Lynn Cohen.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

Radio Days

About the Film 

Bolstered by a standout ensemble that delivers loads of laughs, this witty love letter to the golden age of radio draws on childhood memories, and a wall-to-wall jazz soundtrack and period tunes, to evoke a nostalgic slice of 1940s Jewish-American life in the New York boroughs, with the filmmaker reminiscing in his winsome voiceover.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
88 minutes

Restoring Tomorrow

About the Film 

The audacious renovation of a national treasure, the opulent 1929 Wilshire Boulevard Temple, home to the oldest Jewish congregation in LA, and now a center for Jewish life and social services for an ethnically diverse region, is recounted in this hopeful vision for new generations of LA’s Jewish community.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
76 minutes

The Second Time Around

About the Film 

Sharing a love of music, two senior citizens learn it’s never too late for love, in this unabashedly sentimental romance between a cranky, cynical Polish immigrant still raw from his wife’s death, and a lively opera-loving widow.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
107 minutes

The Settlers

About the Film 

Cameras go inside the reclusive West Bank settlements for a close look at the contentious movement at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yielding a troubling portrait of radicals and idealists on the fringe of Israeli society.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
107 minutes

Shorts Program 1

About the Program: 

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Shorts Program 2

About the Program: 

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Shorts Program 3

About the Program: 

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Shorts Program 4

About the Program: 

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Subte-Polska

About the Film 

Past and present collide in the jagged memories of a 90-year-old Polish-born chess player who longs for late-life romance in the dreamlike Argentine melodrama, a deeply felt and often gently humorous character study depicting a quixotic life that comes full circle in its final bittersweet chapter.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

The Tenth Man

About the Film 

Returning to his Jewish Buenos Aires neighborhood after years away, a listless middle-aged everyman seeks to reconnect with his roots and larger than-life but distant father, in this genial charmer rich in character and observation, from Argentine auteur Daniel Burman.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
81 minutes

There Are Jews Here

About the Film 

Once-thriving Jewish communities, comprising approximately one million Jews, in rural and small-town America, from the Rust Belt and Deep South to the far West, struggle to maintain their traditions and legacies, in this exploration of ageold venerable questions of religious identity and continuity.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

To Be or Not to Be

About the Film 

Jack Benny and Carole Lombard are married thespians caught in a WWII escapade in Ernst Lubitsch’s screwball anti-Nazi masterpiece that opened just after America went to war, perhaps the most daring film of its day, criticized for juxtaposing comedy against Hitler’s invasion of Poland, but today considered a satirical classic.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

The Women's Balcony

About the Film 

A mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community in this rousing comical feminist narrative about speaking truth to patriarchal power, a portrait of modern Orthodoxy infused with genuine characters and big-hearted humor. Nominated for 5 Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
96 minutes

Wounded Land

About the Film 

A policeman’s loyalties are tested after a ghastly terrorist attack in this superb fast-paced thriller that unsparingly reveals corruption and racism in Israeli society. Nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
80 minutes

Wrestling Jerusalem

About the Film 

Creatively adapting his acclaimed one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, playwright-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of diverse characters on all sides of the existential divide, while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reigniting hope for the future of this troubled region.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

Zacma: Blindness

About the Film 

A sadistic Polish interrogator is haunted by her past in this masterfully crafted drama, a provocative exploration of faith and forgiveness by renowned writer-director Ryszard Bugajski, based on events surrounding the Iron Curtain’s collapse.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
110 minutes

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