2015 Films

Saturday, March 7, 2015 • 8:00 PM • at International House SOLD OUT

The Farewell Party
מיתה טובה

This dark comedy follows the story of an elderly man named Yehezkel (Ze’ev Revach) and his friends who construct an euthanasia machine to help a dying friend. Once word gets around the retirement community that one can die quickly, painlessly,... Read More»

Sunday, March 8, 2015 • 3:00 PM • at International House

The Farewell Party
מיתה טובה

This dark comedy follows the story of an elderly man named Yehezkel (Ze’ev Revach) and his friends who construct an euthanasia machine to help a dying friend. Once word gets around the retirement community that one can die quickly, painlessly,... Read More»

Sunday, March 8, 2015 • 7:00 PM • at International House

Magic Men
הבן של אלוהים

An estranged father and son – a 78-year-old Greek Holocaust survivor and a newly Orthodox Hasidic rapper – find themselves together on a road trip to locate a life-saving magician from the father’s past. The occasionally absurd journey takes this... Read More»

Saturday, March 14, 2015 • 8:45 PM • at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy SOLD OUT

Apples from the Desert
תפוחים מן המדבר

Inspired by the award-winning play of the same name, this poignant drama centers around Rivka, the only child of Ultra Orthodox Jewish parents from Jerusalem, who begins to secretly explore the secular world. She befriends Dubi, a young man from... Read More»

Sunday, March 15, 2015 • 7:00 PM • at Bryn Mawr Film Institute SOLD OUT

Orange People
אנשים כתומים

Set in the Israel’s dwindling Moroccan community, three generations of women grapple with issues of family, femininity, folklore, and food. Clairvoyant grandmother Zohara predicts the future by cradling her client’s possessions while she sleeps. She wants her similarly-gifted daughter, Simone,... Read More»

Thursday, March 19, 2015 • 7:00 PM • at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

Sacred Sperm
זרע קודש

A fascinating, eye-opening documentary exploring the concept of sacred sperm within the ultra-Orthodox  Hasidic community which considers new life pure if born of “sacred sperm” and the spilling of sperm murder. In this documentary Director/Narrator Ori Gruder shares his journey... Read More»

Thursday, March 19, 2015 • 8:00 PM • at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

The Polgar Variant
וריאנט פולגר

The extraordinary story of three Hungarian-Jewish sisters who were raised in Communist Budapest of the 1970s to be chess masters.  The Polgar sisters did not choose to become the heroines of this story. It was their father, who, driven by... Read More»

Saturday, March 21, 2015 • 8:45 PM • at International House

Hill Start
זינוק בעלייה

Israeli comic-genius Shlomo Bar-Aba leads a star-studded cast in this outrageous dramedy as the head of a bourgeois family about to implode under the weight of a tough father, a comatose mother, a passive son, an unmarried daughter, a wedding,... Read More»

Sunday, March 22, 2015 • 5:00 PM • at International House

A War Story
יומן מלחמה

“A War Story” sheds light on the untold tale of Israel’s Channel 10 media correspondents, as they cover the deadly Gaza conflict during the 2014 Protective Edge operation.  Interviews with reporters and unedited video footage expose the intricate decision-making process... Read More»

Sunday, March 22, 2015 • 7:00 PM • at International House

Seed of Life
משהו ממני

This riveting documentary follows a bereaved mother’s determination to keep something alive of her only son.  To that end, with the devoted assistance of a fertility doctor and a surrogate, she embarks on an eleven-year mission to give her son... Read More»

Saturday, March 28, 2015 • 9:00 PM • at Gratz College

The Green Prince
הנסיך הירוק

From the Academy Award Winning Producers of Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man and One Day in September, this critically acclaimed documentary retraces the details of an unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. Set against the chaotic backdrop... Read More»

Sunday, March 29, 2015 • 7:00 PM • at The Ritz East SOLD OUT

A Borrowed Identity
ערבים רוקדים

Set in the late 1980’s, Eyad, a young Arab, tries to fit in with his Jewish classmates in a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school. He’s isolated until the lovable Naomi and the wheelchair-bound Yonatan befriend him. While Yonatan’s family embraces Eyad,... Read More»