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JUNE4

MUSICAL ADAPTED FROM ISRAELI FILM TO HIT BROADWAY

A 2007 award-winning Israeli film is going to hit the Broadway stage this fall. The Band's Visit will be arriving in the big leagues after a successful and critically- acclaimed run off-Broadway an..View More


May 2

Israel’s filmmakers are country’s ambassadors, says film school pioneer

There are multiple student films screenings coming up at festivals in Tbilisi, Cannes, Germany, Tel Aviv and Kiev; prizes were won by Spiegel students at this year's Tribeca and Barcelona film and a..View More


May1

Israeli film opening in South Florida theaters

The Israeli comedy-drama film "One Week and a Day" is coming to South Florida theaters. This intriguing award-winning film, written and directed by Asaph Polonsky and distributed by Oscilloscope is..View More


Why Has the Six-Day War Been All but Overlooked by Israeli Cinema?

Why Has the Six-Day War Been All but Overlooked by Israeli Cinema?

What was it about the war that caused Israeli filmmakers to remain silent? I was 20 years old back then, lacking any political awareness, all that interested me was cinema. Immediately after the a I..View More


Ju

A Portrait of Israeliness Never Before Seen in Film

"Indoors," the seventh feature film of writer-director Eitan Green, is a movie about an Israeliness that dreams, aspires, insists, confronts, struggles and comes to the point of defeat, and it is to..View More


The Big Suck

Film Festival Roundup: Sundance London Announces Full Lineup, Israel Film Center Festival Unveils Annual Slate and More

Lineup Announcements - EXCLUSIVE: JCC Manhattan's 5th Annual Israel Film Center Festival announced its complete line-up of feature films from acclaimed Israeli filmmakers. The festival, which and 8..View More


Tomer Kapon, left, and Shai Avivi in

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

DARINGNESS OF ISRAELI CINEMA REFLECTS SOCIETY’S VIBRANCY

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


COURTESY OF LAHAV ASSOCIATION APRIL 26, 2017 | 10:00AM PT

Israeli Filmmaking Programs Transform the Lives of At-Risk Youth

Israel's film and television industry is one of its most lucrative exports, with series such as "Fauda" and the feature-length comedy "Zero Motivation" packing a collective critical punch on But the..View More


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