2013 Films

Saturday, March 2, 2013 • 8:00 PM • at Lightbox Film Center at the International House

The World is Funny
העולם מצחיק

Zafi, a charming young housekeeper and aspiring writer in Tiberias, seems to be the only thing connecting three estranged siblings: Yardena, Meron and Golan. Prompted by her writing teacher, Zafi begins to dig up the family secrets. Yardena finds out... Read More»

Sunday, March 3, 2013 • 7:00 PM • at Lightbox Film Center at the International House

By Summer’s End
עד סוף הקיץ

It is the summer of 1978, a month before the Camp David peace accords, and 7-year-old Maya must learn how to read by summer’s end or face being held back a year in school. But this summer is set to... Read More»

Sunday, March 3, 2013 • 5:00 PM • at Lightbox Film Center at the International House

When You Played

In the middle of the night an elderly woman knocks loudly. He turns on the light and opens the door. “Who are you looking for?” he asks. “I live here,” she replies, and comes in. Read More»

Sunday, March 3, 2013 • 5:00 PM • at Lightbox Film Center at the International House

Audition

A female director wants to shoot a film describing an encounter between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man. She calls a Palestinian actor for an audition. The idea of drinking coffee enrolls a meeting point between two strangers, a... Read More»

Sunday, March 3, 2013 • 3:00 PM • at Lightbox Film Center at the International House

The World is Funny
העולם מצחיק

Zafi, a charming young housekeeper and aspiring writer in Tiberias, seems to be the only thing connecting three estranged siblings: Yardena, Meron and Golan. Prompted by her writing teacher, Zafi begins to dig up the family secrets. Yardena finds out... Read More»

Saturday, March 9, 2013 • 8:00 PM • at Gratz College

Life in Stills
הצלמניה

A photo shop owner and and her grandson join forces to save “The Photo House,” the last original photo shop in Israel, and the nearly one million negatives that document the country’s defining moments. Despite the generation gap and many... Read More»

Sunday, March 10, 2013 • 7:00 PM • at Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Out in the Dark
עלטה

Family loyalties, political tensions, and personal struggles combine in this searing romantic drama. Director Michael Mayer’s compelling and gripping debut film follows the troubled love affair between two men – a Palestinian student and an Israeli lawyer – on opposite... Read More»

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • 7:00 PM • at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
בקבוק בחוף עזה

Soon after she moves from France to Jerusalem with her family, 17-year-old Tal is traumatized by a bomb attack at a cafe. In confusion and sorrow, she writes her feelings down and puts them into a bottle that her brother,... Read More»

Saturday, March 16, 2013 • 8:30 PM • at Gratz College

The Flat
הדירה

The flat on the third floor of a Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv is where the filmmaker’s grandparents lived since immigrating to Palestine from Nazi Germany. Were it not for the view from the windows, one might have thought that... Read More»

Sunday, March 17, 2013 • 7:00 PM • at The Ritz East

Fill the Void
למלא את החלל

After her sister dies in childbirth, an ultra-Orthodox 18-year-old woman is pressured to call off her engagement in order to marry her late sister’s husband. Refusing him is not an option in this community, where tradition, religious law, and the... Read More»