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OPENING WEEKEND

Maktub

Saturday, March 3, 8:00pm & Sunday, March 4, 4:00pm at the Lightbox Film Center (International House)

Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon, the acclaimed writers and stars behind Israeli TV mega-hits such as Scarred, Asfur, and Ma Bakarish, play partners in crime in this hilarious, politically incorrect caper. Maktub means fate, and certainly the destiny of these two small-time enforcers for a Jerusalem mob protection racket irrevocably changes when they survive a suicide bombing and wind up fulfilling the wishes of those leaving notes at the Wailing Wall.

Director: Oded Raz.  Screenwriters: Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon

>> Opening Night Tickets – Saturday, March 3rd

>> Matinée Screening Tickets – Sunday, March 4th 


And Then She Arrived

Sunday, March 4, 7:00pm at the Lightbox Film Center (International House)

This charming romantic comedy, based on a true story, follows 30-year-old Dan Freilich, who has everything he could ever hope for and then some: the perfect job at his father’s law firm, the perfect loving family, and the perfect girlfriend. But a chance encounter with a waitress in Jerusalem makes him realize something was missing all along.  Director: Roee Florentin

>>> Tickets – Sunday, March 4th 


Coming up at the festival…

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Tuesday, March 6, 7:00pm

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

In the great depths of the archive, six hours of interview footage was discovered of one of modern history’s greatest leaders- David Ben-Gurion. It is 1968 and he is 82 years old, five years before his death. He lives in his secluded home in the desert, removed from all political discourse, which allows him a hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise. Ben-Gurion’s introspective soul searching is the focus of this film, and his clear voice provides a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and the future of Israel.

Director: Yariv Mozer

>>> Tickets – Tuesday, March 6th