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Louisville Jewish Film Festival
February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$6 – $12
Rock in the Red Zone
Co-sponsored by Congregation Adath Jeshurun’s Music Fund, JCRC, Hillel and YAD
Thu. Feb. 18, Jewish Community Center, 7:00pm $10 advance $12 at door, $6 students
105 min. Israel
Featuring: Avi Vaknin, Israeli recording artist and former director of “Sderock”. Vaknin appears in the film as one of the Israeli musicians and is the filmmaker’s husband who she met during the filming. Vaknin will appear Feb. 18 only
Followed by reception
Also will be shown Sun. Feb. 21, Village 8 Theatres, 11:30 AM $8.50/$10
The film reveals an intimate portrayal of life on the edge in the war-torn city of Sderot. Known for its prolific rock scene that revolutionized Israeli music, for thirteen years the town has been the target of ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza strip. Through the personal lives and music of Sderot’s diverse musicians, and the personal narrative of the filmmaker, who ends up calling the town home, the film chronicles the town’s trauma and reveals its enduring spirit.