2012 Films

Saturday, February 25, 2012 • 8:00 PM • at Lightbox Film Center at the International House

Intimate Grammar
הדקדוק הפנימי

A dysfunctional family and delayed puberty make life miserable for a pre-adolescent growing up in Jerusalem in the 1960’s. The film, an adaptation of David Grossman’s “The Book of Intimate Grammar”, shows our hero, Aharon Kleinfeld, striving to survive his... Read More»

Sunday, February 26, 2012 • 3:00 PM • at Lightbox Film Center at the International House

Intimate Grammar
הדקדוק הפנימי

A dysfunctional family and delayed puberty make life miserable for a pre-adolescent growing up in Jerusalem in the 1960’s. The film, an adaptation of David Grossman’s “The Book of Intimate Grammar”, shows our hero, Aharon Kleinfeld, striving to survive his... Read More»

Sunday, February 26, 2012 • 7:00 PM • at Lightbox Film Center at the International House

Dusk
בין השמשות

In the tradition of 21 Grams and Crash, writer-director Alon Zingman skillfully interweaves four stories. Three of them begin at dawn: a young woman returning from Peru is met by her father at Ben Gurion airport; a duty-free shop employee... Read More»

Saturday, March 3, 2012 • 8:00 PM • at The Franklin Institute, Franklin Theatre

Dolphin Boy
נער הדולפין

Morad lived in an Arab village in the north of Israel. He was socially popular, loved by his family, an athlete and a good student. One night, in the fall of 2006, he is beaten cruelly by his classmates, who... Read More»

Saturday, March 10, 2012 • 7:00 PM • at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

Torn
קרוע

Can one be a Catholic priest and an observant Jew at the same time? 12 years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovers that he was born to Jewish parents, and that his name was... Read More»

Saturday, March 17, 2012 • 8:30 PM • at Drexel University, Westphal College, Edmond D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center

Restoration
בוקר טוב אדון פידלמן

When his business partner of many years dies suddenly, Yaakov Fidelman realizes his antique furniture restoration shop is on the verge of bankruptcy. Fidelman’s son, who doesn’t get along with his father, wants to close the shop for good. “Without... Read More»

Saturday, March 17, 2012 • 8:30 PM • at Drexel University, Westphal College, Edmond D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center

Barbie Blues
ברבי בלוז

When Mika, a suburban teenager, finds a disturbing creature in her pool, she asks her new friendly neighbor Gershon for help. The two end up spending the afternoon together by the pool, but what starts off as a friendly encounter... Read More»

Saturday, March 24, 2012 • 8:45 PM • at Bryn Mawr Film Institute

My Australia
אוסטרליה שלי

In a poor neighborhood in 1960’s Lodz, Poland, 10-year-old Tadek and his brother are in a gang with a strong anti-Semitic bent. When they are arrested, their mother, a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal that though raised... Read More»

Sunday, March 25, 2012 • 7:00 PM • at Bryn Mawr Film Institute

My Lovely Sister
אחותי היפה

This modern day tale of Moroccan Jewish superstitions follows a love triangle between Rahma, her rude husband, Robert, and the ghost of her beautiful sister, Marie, who died from the pain of banishment. Rahma, who stubbornly refused to accept her... Read More»

Saturday, March 31, 2012 • 7:30 PM • at Drexel University, Westphal College, Edmond D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center

Melting Away
נמס בגשם

This heartfelt drama follows the story of a family drawn into crisis after the parents discover their child is secretly a cross-dresser and kick him out of the house. Years later, when the father is dying of cancer, the mother... Read More»

Sunday, April 1, 2012 • 7:00 PM • at The Ritz East

The Flood (Mabul)
מבול

Everything is complicated in Yoni’s life. He’s almost 13 and smart, but physically underdeveloped. His classmates bully him and his parents barely say a word to each other. As if this weren’t enough, his 17-year-old autistic brother Tomer returns home... Read More»