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Review 'One Week and a Day' works through grief, one toke at a time

With a title that sounds standard but turns out to be specific, "One Week and a Day" keeps an impeccable balance between absurdity and sadness, comedy and heartbreak. Increasingly outrageous but it..View More

Rabbi Greg Wolfe of Congregation Bet Haverim. Courtesy photo

Film, discussion focus on women’s Israeli-Palestinian business partnership

Described by the Jewish Film Institute as a soulful documentary, "Partner With the Enemy," a 2015 Israeli film, will be shared and discussed by Rabbi Greg Wolfe on Wednesday, May 3, in Davis. The 7..View More

Depiction of the old Eden Cinema in Tel Aviv. Yaniv Ben-Arie FLICKR


One aspect of Israel to celebrate on Yom Ha'atzmaut is its amazing movie culture. Anyone with even a casual acquaintance with the film industry in Israel recognizes it as a fine product of cultural..View More

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Home Alone

Dance on Film: The Moderni Series

Israel's rich modern dance scene is made more accessible and endurable through another of Israel's renowned art forms-- its film industry.   Israeli film has experienced significant growth the..View More

Big Bad Wolves

2013: A Year of Growth For Israeli Cinema

Although this year, Israel will not have a film competing for an Oscar, there is no doubt that Bethlehem, Israel's submission to the Academy will be seen by American audiences. 2013 brought Israeli..View More

Israel Film Center Recap: Doc Aviv

The 2013 Doc Aviv Film Festival included a diverse selection of Israeli premiere documentaries. On a oddly misty night in the new Tel Aviv port (though it felt more like London), the festival opened..View More

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