Films & Schedule

The Other Son

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Sunday, July 21, 1:00pm, Dryden Theatre

THE OTHER SON

Director: Lorraine Levy, France, 2012, 105 min, French with subtitles, narrative

Switched-at-birth stories are always heartbreaking. Imagine being the parents who discover years later that the child they loved and... more »

Life In Stills

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Sunday, July 21, 7:30pm, Dryden Theatre

LIFE IN STILLS

Director: Tamar Tal, Israel/Germany, 2011, 58 min,
German/Hebrew with subtitles, documentary

For more than 40 years, the private archives of photographer Rudi Weissenstein - the official photographer for the signing of Israel’s... more »

Welcome To Kutsher's

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Monday, July 22, 1:00pm, JCC Hart Theatre

WELCOME TO KUTSHER'S

Director: Caroline Laskow & Ian Rosenberg, USA, 2012, 73 min, 
English, documentary

In its heyday, Kutsher’s Country Club was legendary. Today, it is the last surviving “Borscht Belt” resort in the... more »

Koch

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Monday, July 22, 6:00pm, Dryden Theatre

KOCH

Director: Neil Barsky, USA, 2012, 95 min, English, documentary

This candid, colorful film is a tribute to Former Mayor Ed Koch, the quintessential New Yorker. Ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, Koch, who died at the age of 88, ruled New York from 1978 to 1989 –... more »

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Monday, July 22, 8:30pm, Dryden Theatre

DISOBEDIENCE: THE SOUSA MENDES STORY

Director: Joël Santoni, France, 2012, 106 min, French with subtitles, narrative

In May 1940, when Nazi troops invaded France, an amazing rescue operation sprang into existence, thanks to one man’s willingness to defy his government. That man was Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese... more »

An Unlikely Obsession

 

Tuesday, July 23, 11:00am, JCC Hart Theatre

AN UNLIKELY OBSESSION: CHURCHILL AND THE JEWS

Director: Barry Avrich, Canada, 2011, 68 min, English, documentary

Millions of people credit Winston Churchill, Britain’s inspiring wartime prime minister during its darkest hours, with saving the world from Hitler. But was Churchill also – as we have rarely heard – the greatest ally the... more »

The Flat

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Tuesday, July 23, 1:00pm, JCC Hart Theatre

THE FLAT

Director: Arnon Goldfinger, Israel, 2011, 97 min, English/ German/Hebrew with subtitles, documentary

For 70 years, the third floor of an apartment building in Tel Aviv was home to director Arnon Goldfinger’s grandparents. They had fled to Palestine in the 1930s... more »

Oma and Bella

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Tuesday, July 23, 6:30pm, Little Theatre

OMA & BELLA

Director: Alexa Karolinski, Germany/USA, 2011, 75 min, German with subtitles, documentary

Take an intimate visit into the world of Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz, two best friends who share an apartment in Berlin. Having survived the... more »

My Dad Is Baryshnikov

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Tuesday, July 23, 9:00pm, Little Theatre

MY DAD IS BARYSHNIKOV

Director: Dmitry Povolotsky, Russia, 2011, 88 min, Russian with subtitles, narrative

This hilarious comedy takes us back to 1986 in the USSR: the rumblings of Perestroika have taken hold, borders are opening up, rock music... more »

No Place On Earth

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Wednesday, July 24, 1:00pm, JCC Hart Theatre

NO PLACE ON EARTH

Director: Janet Tobias, UK/Germany/USA, 2013, 83 min, English/German/Yiddish with subtitles, documentary

The initial clues mystified American caver Chris Nicola. He had found a woman’s dress shoe, an antique comb, an old key and... more »

Mt So Called Enemy

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Wednesday, July 24, 6:00pm, Little Theatre

MY SO-CALLED ENEMY

Director: Lisa Gossels, USA, 2010, 89 min, Arabic/English/Hebrew with subtitles, documentary

Special guest Director Lisa Gossels
Post-Film Discussion Facilitated by Rabbi Debbi Till

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The Day I Saw Your Heart

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Wednesday, July 24, 9:00pm, Little Theatre (1)

THE DAY I SAW YOUR HEART

Director: Jennifer Devoldère, France, 2011, 98 min, French with subtitles, narrative

Father-daughter relationships are at the heart of this touching, French dramatic comedy. Justine (Melanie Laurent of... more »

The Invisible Men

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Wednesday, July 24, 9:00pm, Little Theatre (5)

THE INVISIBLE MEN

Director: Yariv Mozer, Israel/Netherlands/Palestine, 2012, 68 min, Arabic/English/Hebrew with subtitles, documentary

This poignant film tells the story of the lives of three gay Palestinian men who have been forced to abandon their... more »

Man Without A Cell Phone

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Thursday, July 25, 11:00am, JCC Hart Theatre

MAN WITHOUT A CELL PHONE

Director: Sameh Zoabi, France/Israel/Palestine, 2012, 83 min, Arabic/Hebrew with subtitles, narrative

A humorous, sharp take on the social milieu of a Palestinian village inside Israel. Jawdat, a restless... more »

Hannah Arendt

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Thursday, July 25, 1:00pm, JCC Hart Theatre

HANNAH ARENDT

Director: Margarethe von Trotta, Germany/Luxembourg/France, 2013, 113 min, English/German with subtitles, Narrative

This riveting biopic covers a tumultuous four-year period in the life of the great philosopher and writer Hannah Arendt... more »

Zaytoun

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Thursday, July 25, 6:30pm, Little Theatre

ZAYTOUN

Director: Eran Riklis, Israel, 2012, 110 min, Arabic/English/Hebrew with subtitles, narrative

When an Israeli fighter pilot is shot down and crash lands near a PLO refugee camp in Beirut, a young Palestinian boy, Fahed, sees a unique opportunity. Fahed (Abdallah... more »

Melting Away

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Thursday, July 25, 9:00pm, Little Theatre

MELTING AWAY

Director: Doron Eran, Israel, 2011, 86 min, Hebrew with subtitles, narrative

After the brutal attack at the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center in 2009, director Doron Eran and his partner, screenwriter Bili Ben Moshe, were stunned to learn about parents who... more »

Sosúa

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Saturday, July 27, 6:00pm, Dryden Theatre

SOSÚA: MAKE A BETTER WORLD

Director: Peter Miller/Renee Silverman, USA, 2012, 53 min, English, documentary

In the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, Jews and Dominicans live side by side but rarely interact. That changes with the arrival of Elizabeth Swados, a writer,... more »

Downtown Express

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Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm, Dryden Theatre

DOWNTOWN EXPRESS

Director: David Grubin, USA, 2011, 90 min, English, narrative

Real-life musicians take to the streets of the city in this charming comedy about Big Apple dreams and Brighton Beach personalities. With a Juilliard scholarship in hand and... more »

Ballad of the Weeping Spring

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Saturday, July 27, 9:30pm, Dryden Theatre

BALLAD OF THE WEEPING SPRING

Director: Benny Torati, Israel, 2012, 105 min, Hebrew with subtitles, narrative

In this riveting drama with outstanding music, a legendary band reunites to play an emotional final concert. Twenty... more »

David

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Sunday, July 28, 1:00pm, Dryden Theatre

DAVID

Director: Joel Fendelman, USA, 2011, 80 min, English/Arabic with subtitles, narrative

This charming story is about David, a remarkable 11-year-old boy who innocently manages to break down interfaith barriers. Faith, friendship and family are the challenges of being different in... more »

Hitler's Children

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Sunday, July 28, 3:00pm, Dryden Theatre

HITLER’S CHILDREN

Director: Chanoch Ze’evi, Israel/Germany, 2011, 80 min, English/German/Hebrew with subtitles, documentary

We immediately recoil when we hear their names – Himmler, Goering, Hess – but what is it like to grow up with a name that... more »

Paris Manhattan

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Sunday, July 28, 6:00pm, Dryden Theatre

PARIS-MANHATTAN

Director: Sophie Lellouche, France, 2012, 68 min, English/French with subtitles, narrative

This romantic comedy is imbued with the spirit of Woody Allen, as a charming 30-something Parisian pharmacist lives according to his “teachings.”... more »

Fill The Void

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Sunday, July 28, 8:30pm, Dryden Theatre

FILL THE VOID

Director: Rama Burshtein, Israel, 2012, 90 min, Hebrew with subtitles, narrative

This compelling story of an Hasidic family from Tel Aviv features 18-year-old Shira, the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. Shira’s life is full of hope and... more »

B Boy

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Monday, July 29, 7:00pm, Dryden Theatre

B-BOY

Director: Lisa Cohen, USA, 2011, 15 min, English, documentary

Like his Jewish peers, 13-year-old Eli is about to come of age as a bar mitzvah. Unlike most of them though, the Connecticut teen is also a competitive break dancer, and his divergent... more »

Hava Nagila

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Monday, July 29, 7:00pm, Dryden Theatre

HAVA NAGILA

Director: Roberta Grossman, USA, 2012, 73 min, English, documentary

Hava Nagila (The Movie) is a lively romp through the history, mystery and meaning of this famous Jewish party tune. Whether adored or dreaded, Hava Nagila has a well-established... more »

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