Israeli Film Festival 2017
The JCC Israeli Film Festival is over for this year. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and if we can judge by the conversations we had after each of the screenings, we believe you did.
We would like to thank all you movie goers who came to the films, and those of you who brought family and friends. We also want to thank the sponsors who helped bring you this program.
We are already hard at work choosing films for the Jewish Film Festival 2017 that is coming later this year after the high holidays in October and November. This is a community effort, and we hope each and every one of you will help in whatever way you can. Be a part of the story!
Tuesdays, March 7, 14 & 21 2017
Welcome to the JCC’s 2nd Spring Israeli Film Festival. Once a week in March, we are bringing you a great crop of hand-picked films from Israel: An endearing feministic comedy, a David-vs-Goliath sports documentary and a coming of age drama. Save the dates, get your tickets now, and join us at the movies for a film, or better yet for all three of them.
The Women's Balcony
Tuesday, March 7, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
This is a rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power and rejecting extremism. When during a bar mitzvah celebration, the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem collapses, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic, young Rabbi Dovid appears to be the congregation’s savior after the accident, but slowly he starts to take control, pushing his fundamentalist ways. This leads to a gender rift in the community, tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost irreparable tear between the women and the men.
Israel 2016, 96 min, Hebrew w/English subtitles
Are you ready for a David vs. Goliath Israeli story in English that actually put Israel on the map?
Still demoralized after the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel was hungry for a collective, uplifting event. "On The Map", the fast-moving, emotional and awe-inspiring documentary, recounts the story of how one team from Tel Aviv, no one thought could win, toppled the four-time defending European Champions - the Red Army team CSKA Moscow- brought the first ever European-Cup to Israel and put Israel firmly on the map. The film combines the pulse-pounding action of a high-stakes game with an incendiary political situation at the height of the Cold War, to deliver a film that honors Israeli heroes, mesmerizes fans of the game and captures the spirit of a nation triumphant and victorious against all odds. Narrated by Bill Walton and featuring Tal Brody; the action doesn't stop!
Israel 2015, 78 min, English and Hebrew w/English subtitles
Apples from the Desert
Tuesday, March 21, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Rivka Abarbanel lives in Jerusalem, the only daughter of an Orthodox Jewish family, and is tired of the lifestyle that has been forced upon her, so she starts becoming interested in the secular world. When her father attempts to rein her in by trying to marry her off to a widower with children, she runs away looking for freedom on a kibbutz in the desert with a young man who is the epitome of the Israeli secular Jew.
Israel 2014, 96 min, Hebrew w/English subtitles
1:00 pm $10 and 7:30 pm $13, at Rialto Cinemas Sonoma County.
All screenings will be held at Rialto Cinemas:
6868 McKinley Street, Sebastopol
The theater is wheelchair accessible.
Call Doron Hovav at (707) 526-5538 to reserve a wheelchair spot.
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