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The Debt

"The Debt": American Remake of Israeli Film Opens This Week

The long awaited "The Debt" opens this Wednesday in NY, and premieres tonight at The JCC in Manhattan to a sold out crowd. This film was one of the most anticipated films that fell through the of of..View More

JCC Fall 2011

Six Israeli Films in the JCC Film Center's Fall Lineup

The film program at JCC in Manhattan features weekly screenings of contemporary films that vary in theme, genre and nationality. This fall, five of the twelve films scheduled to be screened are..View More


An Israel Film Center Review of This is Sodom

When Adam Sanderson and Muli Segev’s This is Sodom was released last summer in Israel, it broke Israeli records for the most ticket sales in a film's opening weekend and beat out major that..View More

Culture Minister Limor Livnat

R-Rating for Israeli Film is Contested

Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat has asked Israel Film Council Chairman Nissim Abouloff to hold off on a decision to restrict the award-winning Israeli film "Hashoter" ("The Policeman" ) to..View More

How to Start a Revolution

A film that helped trigger Israel’s so-called “tent revolution” will screen in Sydney this weekend as part of the AICE Israeli Film Festival.   According to the Artistic..View More

Tel Aviv Just Got Hotter

Tel Aviv Just Got Hotter

"There’s a great love of life amid the sadness and hardships in the lives of the foreign workers here,” says Yohanan (Jorge) Weller, the director of the film, Salsa Tel Aviv, which I and..View More


Viva Espania: A Tale in Four Octaves

Ofer Naim's film, Viva Espania: A Tale in Four Octaves, is a documentary about Israeli singer Hanna Aharoni and is being released in the United States this November. Hanna Aharoni’s singing a..View More

Footnote (via JPost)

Two Israeli Films to be Shown at NY Film Festival

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote and Nadav Lapid’s Policeman will be shown at the New York Film Festival, which will be held from September 30-October 16. Cedar’s which..View More


Ophir Awards 2011 Announced This Morning

Of the 26 feature films and 47 documentaries submitted -- some of which have already been recognized internationally -- the Israeli Academy for Film and Television has announced the final for the..View More


The Woman Behind the Screen: Lia Van Leer

This past month boasted the Cinematheque's 28th annual Jerusalem Film Festival, where dozens of Israel's newest films were screened and viewed by both Israelis and foreigners alike.The woman for the..View More

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