Join us for viewings of three new award-winning films out of Israel!|
Each Film: $10
Save $5 with a 3-Film Pass: $25 (choose the 7:29 option)
TO BUY A $65 PASS FOR ALL ISRAEL 65 EVENTS, INCLUDING ALL THREE FILMS, GO TO ISRAEL65.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM
NOTE: Alternate showings at the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County (see www.jhmomc.org for more information).
ABOUT THE FILMS:
Thursday, May 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 5th, 12:00 p.m.
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni's cousin. Tamara has just returned from America and is full of talk of women's rights, free love and rock and roll. The disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever. Avi Nesher's latest film mixes comedy with drama as it tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you've ever seen before.
"Off White Lies"
Tuesday, May 7th, 7:30 p.m.
After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager is sent to live with him in Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her Dad, Shaul, is a infantile eccentric, and that he is "in-between apartments" (in other words: homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads- they pose as refugees from the bombarded Northern region of Israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. Finally in a "normal" household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father-daughter relationship, but their false identities can't last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life; those she must tell now, and those she's been fed since childhood.
Thursday, May 9th, 7:30 p.m.
Returning to the role that won him TFF's Best Actor award in Eytan Fox's Yossi & Jagger in 2003, Ohad Knoller gives another extraordinary performance as Yossi, a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv. A perennially sad, workaholic doctor, Yossi has his quiet world shaken when a middle-aged woman walks out of his past and into his examination room. Their brief but emotionally charged reunion unnerves Yossi enough to make him spontaneously leave Tel Aviv. On the desolate roads of southern Israel, a chance encounter with a group of lively soldiers ignites Yossi's desire to awaken from his emotional slumber.
Fox directs with unmatched honesty and compassion, drawing the viewer ever-so-gently into Yossi's disconnected world. Stark images of city life eventually give way to rolling road trip beauty, perfectly attuned to Yossi's experience. Knoller's remarkably nuanced performance is filled with delicate emotion that subtly shifts as Yossi's world begins to crack open, leaving an indelible impression. Yossi is a moving film about making peace with the past in order to make way for the future. --Genna Terranova
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