The Films
 
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Sun, Apr. 8, 2018 • 4 pm at

Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach                     

Mon, Apr. 9, 2018 • 1:30 pm at The Weisman Delray Community Center, Delray Beach


AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY

Dan Wolman, director

96 minutes

Hebrew, Arabic  w/ English subtitles            2016


Based on the true story of theatre director and actress Pnina Gary and Eli Ben Ziv, son of the second president of Israel,  this is a passionate tale of love and independence. Set in pre-state Palestine, Eli (Aviv Alush from The Women’s Balcony) and Margalit are torn between their love for one another and where they see their own futures in the Jewish state.  In the budding theatre world of Tel Aviv, Margalit finds her place in the spotlight.  Eli Ben Zvi, while planning to marry Margalit, is drawn deeper into the Palmach and the armed struggle for Jewish independence from the British.  This sensitive historical drama has been a hit at Jewish film festivals internationally!

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Sun, Feb.11, 2018 • 4 pm at

Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach                     

Mon, Feb.12, 2018 • 1:30 pm at The Weisman Delray Community Center, Delray Beach


HOLY AIR

Shady Srour, director

81 minutes

Arabic, Hebrew, French, Italian, Hebrew w/ English subtitles            2017

In this comedy, Adam, a Christian Arab living in Nazareth, hears that his wife is pregnant, so he determines to become successful in business.  And what’s better to sell the very air that the Virgin Mary breathed during her annunciation in the Holy Land? But in order to do so, one priest tells Adam during confession, one needs to find allies from the three cultures ruling Nazareth – the Jewish politicians, the Muslim mafia, and the Catholic Church officials. In a politically unstable world where religion is just merchandise, can Holy Air become Adam’s salvation?  A blend of comedy and serious issues which reflect complexities in Israel today.

Drs. Daisy & John Merey in West Palm Beach

Wendy Honig, Bernard & Sandra Meyer  in Delray Beach


Sun, March 11, 2018 • 4 pm at

Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach                     

Mon, March 12, 2018 • 1:30 pm at The Weisman Delray Community Center, Delray Beach


YOUR HONOR

Ron Ninio, director

96 minutes

Hebrew w/ English subtitles            2017

Winner of Paris’ Series Mania TV Award, this thriller follows in the footsteps of other Israeli TV shows (In Treatment, Homeland) which have been adapted for U.S. TV or available online (Shtisel, Arab Labor). A gripping portrayal of upstanding citizens ensnared in the Israeli underworld. In this series a judge’s son is involved in a hit-and-run accident and unwittingly kills the son of a notorious crime family. As the plot unfolds, the title, Your Honor, takes on a double meaning, as the judge discovers how far he’ll go to shield his son. The first three episodes from Your Honor will be screened.

Dr. Freddy & Meryl Avni and Dr. David & Lisa Lickstein







Sun, Jan.14, 2018 • 4 pm at

Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach                     

Mon, Jan. 15, 2018 • 1:30 pm at The Weisman Delray Community Center, Delray Beach


THE COUSIN

Tzahi Grad, director

99 minutes

Hebrew, Arabic  w/ English subtitles            2017

Drawing it title from the Biblical concept that Jews and Arabs share genetic roots, this dramedy is about good intentions getting tested.  Naftali, an open-minded TV producer, begins to question his liberal convictions when a Palestinian laborer he hired is suspected of a crime.  Failing to find a Jewish handyman to renovate his studio in a small Israeli village, Naftali hires an Arab to do the work.  When a teenage girl is assaulted, suspicions point to the stranger who only has Naftali to defend him. Community and family tensions escalate in this message-driven wry comedy that keeps you guessing until the end.                                                  

Dr. Dror and Jennifer Paley in West Palm Beach

Elaine and Joe Levy in Delray Beach