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Israeli Film Day

Israeli Film Series – Sunday, January 30, 2011

$8.50 per film or all three films for $20 /M
$10 per film or all three films for $25 /NM

Purchase tickets for all three films here.

10:00 a.m. – Bagels, Coffee and Comedy!
Circumcise Me: The Comedy of Yisrael Campbell
US & Israel / 2008 / Documentary
Directors: David Blumenfeld
and Matthew Kalman
Adult content , 48 minutes – English

Yisrael Campbell looks more like a rabbi than a comedian, but don’t be fooled by the big black hat, frock coat and Hasidic side-curls. Born Chris Campbell, the son of an ex-nun and a Catholic schoolteacher, he converted to Judaism not once, but three times – Reform, Conservative and Orthodox, and had three circumcisions! CIRCUMCISE ME is a hilarious, searching and moving story of one man’s quest for spiritual enlightenment. Purchase tickets here.

2:00 p.m.
For My Father
Israel & Germany / 2008 / Drama
Director: Dror Zahavi
100 minutes – Hebrew with English subtitles

Tarek, a Palestinian forced on a suicide mission in Tel Aviv is given a second chance when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate. Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv Tarek must live amongst the people he was planning to kill. To his surprise he connects with several Israelis on the outskirts of society, including the beautiful Keren, who has cut off contact with her Orthodox family and upbringing. Nominated for 7 Israeli Film Academy Awards and won several awards at film festivals all over the world.
Optional discussion following the movie. Purchase tickets here.

7:00 p.m.
A Matter of Size
Directors: Erez Tadmor, Sharon Maymon
Producers: Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon, Daniel Bauer, Oliver Simon
90 minutes – Hebrew & Japanese with English subtitles

A Matter of Size is an Israeli comedy like nothing you’ve seen before, a hilarious and heart-warming tale about four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling! The film was awarded 3 Israeli Oscars®, and has won 7 Audience Awards at film festivals all over the world. Purchase tickets here.