The Films
 
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Tues. , May 9 • 1:30 pm at the Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach

Sun. , May 14 • 4 pm at Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach


PETER THE 3RD


Tommyu Lang, director                             81 minutes

Hebrew/Arabic w/ English subtitles           2015

A comedy about age, friendship, and retirement.   Peter, a 65-year old actor who never got a lead role, teams up with a 28-year old waitress in order to ensure his pension.  Together, they set up The Widows and Widowers party and Peter decides to run for the Knesset so as to receive a Knesset member's pension. Along the way, they learn more about themselves and life.

Sponsored by Dr. David and Deborah Powell

and the Men’s Club of Temple Beth EL




Tues. ,  Apr. 4 • 1:30 pm at the Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach

Sun. , Apr. 9 • 4 pm at Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach



ATOMIC FALAFEL

Back by popular demand

Dror Shaul, director                      100 minutes      

Hebrew w/ Eng. subtitles                         2015

A comedy about how three tech-savvy teenagers, an Israeli boy and girl and an Iranian rap singer, become friends through the web and prevent a nuclear disaster from occurring between their two countries. With throwbacks to Dr. Strangelove, this satire was the hit of our summer film series sponsored by the Morse Geriatric Campus.


Sponsored by Drs. Daisy and John Merey and

Drs. Sharon Haas and Doug Freedman.




Grand Benefactor:

The B and B Stern Foundation

Web design by Weisz Marketing Services • www.peterweisz.com

Tues. , Dec. 13 • 1:30 pm at the Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach

Sun. , Dec. 11 • 4 pm at Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach


WOUNDED LAND

Florida premier

Erez Tadmor, director                  89 minutes

Hebrew w/ Eng. subtitles                      2015.

The partnership between a police officer and his regional commander comes to a decisive moment when one is forced to turn against the other.   On one roller-coaster night in Haifa, the police are required to watch over a terrorist at a city hospital which is threatened by an angry mob.  Both policemen’s young sons are caught up in the tumult as the two men’s long friendship and their moral and professional values reach a crisis.

Sponsored by Wendy Honig


Tues. Jan. 10, 2017 • 1:30 pm at the Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach

Sun. , Jan. 8, 2017 • 4 pm at Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach


P.S. JERUSALEM

Danae Elon, director                  87 minutes

Hebrew w/ Eng. subtitles    2015

Danae Elon began filming her three young sons the moment she and her husband decided to leave New York and return to Jerusalem.  The decision was prompted by the death of her father Amos Elon, a prominent writer whose dying wish was that his daughter and her family not return to Israel.  Danae captures her sons growing up, asking endless questions and confronting the challenges of mixing between Arabs and Jews.   Politics are personal and in this powerful documentary, we see how the city’s tensions are internalized in the family.

Sponsored by  Dr. Dror and Jennifer Paley






Tues. , Feb. 14 • 1:30 pm at the Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach

Sun. , Feb. 12 • 4 pm at Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach


ONE WEEK AND A DAY

Palm Beach Premiere, Winner of 2016 Jerusalem Film Festival

Asaph Polonsky, director                   98 minutes

Hebrew w/ Eng. subtitles                  2016


The day after shiva ends, a grieving father steals medical marijuana from the hospice where his 25-year old son died of cancer, skips work, and hangs out with his estranged neighbor’s slacker son while his wife tries to get back to her daily routine as she fights off school teachers and tries to keep a dental appointment.  A moving tragicomedy about grief and life going on.

Sponsored by Elaine and Joe Levy.







Tues. , Nov. 8, 2016 • 1:30 pm at the Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach

Sun. , Nov. 13, 2016 • 4 pm at Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach


BABA JOON

Back by popular demand

Yuval Delshad, director                     91 minutes

Farsi/Hebrew w/ Eng. subtitles            2015

In this semi-autobiographical film, three generations of Persian immigrants from Iran to Israel eke out a living as rural turkey farmers.  Remarkable for being written and acted almost entirely in Farsi, not Hebrew, the film won the 2015 Ophir Award, Israel’s equivalent of the Oscar because of its sensitive performances and richly satisfying plot.                                                  

Sponsored by Dr. Freddy and Meryl Avni and by Sandra and Bernard Meyer

Tues. , March 14 • 1:30 pm at the Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach

Sun. , March 12 • 4 pm at Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach


KAPO IN JERUSALEM

Palm Beach Premiere

Uri Barbash, director                    98 minutes

Hebrew w/ Eng. subtitles                       2015


In this exploration of moral and survival dilemmas, two Auschwitz survivors arrive in Jerusalem in 1946.  Bruno is a doctor and Sarah is a pianist.  Trying to rehabilitate their lives in a city under siege during the War of Independence, a rumor spreads by a few other survivors that Bruno was kapo or bloc head in the camp who abused them.  Bruno struggles for his life, his reputation and the principles according to which he acted as both sides of his story are told.  Based on a true story.

Sponsored by Dr. David and Lisa Lickstein