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Disobedience

'Disobedience' Offers a Glimpse Into an Insular World - but Goes Beyond Voyeurism

Two films set in ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, communities outside Israel are currently playing in local movie theaters. “Menashe,” Joshua Weinstein’s first feature, is set in a is in..View More


Flirting on the Green Line: Israeli Filmmaker Chronicles Her Tinder Dates With Palestinians

Flirting on the Green Line: Israeli Filmmaker Chronicles Her Tinder Dates With Palestinians

It’s the end of 2016. Every morning, Ines Moldavsky goes from her Tel Aviv home to another day at the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem. She spends the monotonous bus trip on Highway 443 at..View More


Bands Visit

‘The Band’s Visit,’ based on Israeli film, wins best musical in Tony sweep

NEW YORK — The shimmering musical “The Band’s Visit,” based on Israeli film of the same name, was the big winner at the Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing the best musical and..View More


Outside the School of Visual Arts theater for the inaugural Israeli Film Center Festival.

Six movies not to be missed at the Israel Film Center Festival in New York

Adventuresome film-goers in New York City rarely have to worry about a lack of options, but starting June 5, this week brings special treasures from the Mideast. For a typically Jewish eight nights,..View More

Oriented

Oriented

Directed by: Jake Witzenfeld

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Three gay Palestinian friends explore the contradictions in their lives with Jewish filmmaker, Witzenfeld. Khader is at ease with his relationship with an Israeli lover as just another dimension of.. View More

Tikkun

Tikkun

Directed by: Avishai Sivan

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Haim-Aaron is an ultra-Orthodox scholar living in Jerusalem, whose talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce to.. View More

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Rita Jahan Foruz (2012)

Rita Yahan Foruz

Directed by: Ayal Goldberg

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Rita Jahan Farouz immigrated to Israel from Iran with her family, when she was eight years old. Now on the eve of her forty-ninth birthday, with enormous tension between Tehran and Jerusalem looming.. View More

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