November 14th 7:00 pm at the Jewish Community Center
by Efrat Shalom
Danon - 57 min,documentary
Orthodox teacher and wigmaker,Ruchama and Tikva, embark on a journey to
fulfill their dream of making movies within the closed society in which
they live. Ruchama is writing and producing her first film while Tikva
prepares for her first acting role. Like other orthodox women who in
recent years have started making films for strictly female audiences,
they feel a strong need to express themselves despite strict rabbinical
censorship. The Dreamers delicately sketches the portrait of women
trying to break new ground as artists in a patriarchal world. Will they
find freedom in their art?
by Lee Gilat – 30
In a small house on the outskirts of a large city, Meiro and Mali
Mugrabi live with their three children: Tami, Racheli, and little
Shalom, a nine year old autistic boy who can only say the
word “Shalom”. While Mali reconciles with her fate and the mystery of a
boy like Shalom, his father Meiro sees his son as a grave personal
failure and knows no solace. The symbiotic relationship between Mali and
Shalom draws Meiro away from his wife and makes him feel like a stranger
in his own house. Meiro sees a bitter enemy in Shalom - the boy who has
stolen his beloved wife from him. The family’s fragile balance is upset
when Mali takes a night job and
Shalom is left alone with his father.
November 29th 7:00 pm at the Jewish Community Center
by Duki Dror – 71 min,
He drew sketches on tiny pieces of paper and sent them, from the
trenches, to a young cellist who was waiting for him in Berlin.
She thought he was a genius and after WW1 she helped him
become the busiest architect in Germany. When she planned to leave him,
for a communist poet, he built a perfect house for her, When the Nazis
came to power, they escaped the house and Germany forever. Erich and
Louise Mendelsohn have wondered between continents, between world wars,
between success and failure. The buildings that Erich built around the
world, scattered as a trail of their journey, have changed the history
of architecture. The film is a cinematic meditation about the untold
story of Erich Mendeloshn, whose life and career were
as enigmatic and tragic as the path of the century.
Karmin –16 min, fiction
A day before his wedding Shai visits Tamar,
his ex-girlfriend, for a tempestuous encounter
just prior to his marriage. Tamar leaves him a
hickey, entangling the situation.
December 5th 7:00 pm at the Jewish Community Center
by Kobi Davidian – 83 min,documentary
After 26 years of a life sentence for the rape and
murder of a Jewish girl in 1982, bedouin Kamal
Subhi contacts Ariel Livneh, a retired secret services
agent and criminologist, asking him to re-open his file.
Ariel dives in, wipes the dust off of old documents,
digs through archives, makes notes, locates police
officers, and exaimes every detail, leading
him after 3 years to appeal for Kamal’s release.
by Oded Graziani –
10 min, fiction
In a quiet neighborhood a family in a white house are going on a trip.
But, this normal outing becomes a terrifying experience for the living
December 13th 7:00 pm at the Jewish Community Center
by Sharon Bar-Ziv – 88 min, fiction
A confrontation between a young, beautiful and determined female
military investigator and an outstanding commander, accused of
overstepping his authority. “Room 514” is a realistic and direct film,
dealing with the complex Israeli reality, in which the good and the bad
always easy to differentiate, and in which they rather must coexist. The
male actors all served in special units in the Israeli Defense Forces.
The unique style of “Room 514” uses long expressive shots, realistic
acting and a detective plot. The film, produced with the aid of The
Israeli Film Fund is, an internal interrogation, examining the values of
the younger Israeli generation in a new and refreshing cinematic style.
This is Sharon Bar-Ziv’s first film.