The Ritz East
125 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 pm

General Admission $13, Senior $10, Student $6

Six years after returning from the Six Day War with PTSD, Menashe (Amos Tamam) realizes he will never be the man he was before the war. He can’t communicate with his surroundings, and spends his days driving around aimlessly in his red truck. The young family he created collapses due to his inability to communicate with his wife, Daphna (Adva Bolla), and their young son, Shlomi (Roy Fink). At a time when PTSD is still not recognized as a medical condition, Daphna struggles to get help from the military in order to hold on to her husband’s last bits of sanity, while 10 year-old Shlomi tries to understand what happened to his father and why he is different.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2017
Time: 106 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Erez Mizrahi and Sahar Shavit
Topics: Family, IDF, PTSD
Guest Speaker: Dr. Carmella Tress, Clinical Psychologist working at the Coatesville VA with Veterans diagnosed with PTSD Dr. Carmella Tress is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a trainer and consultant in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Tress is the Co-Leader of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Special Interest Group for Leadership, Organization Behavior Management and Public Policy (ACBS LOPP SIG).
Best European Feature Film, Tirana Int’l Film Festival 2017; Best Narrative Feature Film Award, Somerville Int'l Film Festival 2017; Best Actress Award, Shanghai Int'l Film Festival 2017; Best Narrative Feature Film Award, Sydney World Film Festival 2017