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Louisville Jewish Film Festival
December 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
• The Unorthodox-Israel, 92 minutes A fast-paced and sometimes humorous documentary about underdogs who triumph. It’s 1983, a Jerusalem widower with no money, no political experience, or connections, Yaakov Cohen is incited to act when his daughter is expelled from a prestigious religious school just for being Sephardic. Fueled by only willpower and a raging sense of inequity, Yaakov and his friends unite to form the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party. Their efforts reshape Israeli society in ways that still resonate today.
*Opening night of Jerusalem Film Festival Winner of several awards Jewish Film Festivals
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2:00 Baxter Theatres