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Jewish Film Festival: Foreign Land & Jerusalem_In_Between
February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $12.50
Foreign Land, Israel, 74 minutes and Jerusalem_In_Between, 13 min.
Guest speaker: Elad Laor, filmmaker. His visit is made possible by Cantor David Lipp’s Discretionary Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.
Wed. Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m. at Village 8 Theatres
Foreign Land was the winner of best documentary Jerusalem Film Festival and Haifa Film Festival
As Israeli society slips into extremism, an Arab actor and a Jewish journalist search for a place where they can belong. Ghssan Abbas was a TV star and Shlomi Eldar was a leading Arab Affairs correspondent for the national news who moved to the US. news. Both men discover, though, that their audiences are getting smaller by the day. Abbas is not getting any new roles and Eldar’s reports are getting pushed to the sidelines of the daily news reports. Now facing a professional crisis, these two friends are searching for a way to escape, while taking account of how changes in Israel affect them both personally and on a national level.
Guest speaker is Elad Laor, project director of The Jerusalem Film Workshop, an outstanding summer program in Israel, which connects international young filmmakers with the city of Jerusalem, through the art of documentary film. Elad, a documentary filmmaker himself, will share the unique creative process of The JFW, and the fascinating stories behind the scenes of the workshop’s latest film, “The Prophets”. Elad, a documentary filmmaker himself, will share the unique creative process of The JFW, and the fascinating stories behind the scenes of the workshop’s latest film, “The Prophets.”