Israeli Film Series

ISRAELI FILM SERIES

A three-part exploration of Israeli cinema and culture led by Israeli congregant Orly Dotan. Films and film clips will be watched as catalysts to conversations about elements of contemporary Israeli society.

Dates: 12/1, 2/2, 3/23

This year’s theme for our series is dealing with complicated issues in Israel, seen through the lens of individual stories.
          The first film, on 12/1/18, “Foxtrot” (2017) depicts the personal costs and futility of war.

Saturday, Feb 2.  Wine/Desserts: 7pm.  Lecture: 7:30pm.   Film (with discussion to follow): 8pm     An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. Winner of the Israeli Film Academy Ophir Award for Best Picture and propelled by the craft of Ronit Elkabetz (LATE MARRIAGE, THE BAND’S VISIT), one of Israeli cinema’s most acclaimed actresses, GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM is an uncompromising, heart-rending portrait of a woman’s struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy and live a life of her own design. click here to see flyer

Our third movie, The Matchmaker (currently scheduled for 3/23/19 — date might change) will show life post-holocaust.

Hope to see you there!
Lehitraot,
The Engagement with Israel Committee