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Kesher Film Series

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 • 3 Tishrei 5779

7:00 PM - 10:00 PMAdult Lounge, Kitchen

2. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 • 8 Cheshvan 5779

7:00 PM - 10:00 PMAdult Lounge, Kitchen

3. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 • 6 Kislev 5779

7:00 PM - 10:00 PMAdult Lounge, Kitchen
Past Sessions
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 • 4 Elul 5778 - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Adult Lounge, Kitchen

Doors open: 7:00 pm
Film starts: 7:15 pm

August - "The Beetle"

When his pregnant wife strongly objects to riding in her husband's beloved, decrepit VW Beetle, Yishai embarks on a campaign to save it from the junkyard. Will he succeed? Can he make it to Jordan for major mechanical surgery and return in time for the baby's arrival?

This bittersweet, comic documentary will carry you along for the entire journey.

September - "West of the Jordan River"

The Temple Beth El Kesher Israel Film Series presents West of the Jordan River (2017). Producer Amos Gitai gives us a portrait of the occupied territories and their citizens, both Israeli and Palestinian, who are trying to overcome the consequences of occupation. From the DVD jacket: “West of the Jordan River shows the human ties woven by the military, human rights activists, journalists, mourning mothers and even Jewish settlers. Faced with the failure of politics to solve the occupation issue, these men and women rise and act in the name of their civic consciousness.”

The Kesher Israel Committee rates this film for those age 18 and over.

October - "Junction 48"

~Winner Tribeca Film Festival~
Set in an Arab ghetto of the Israeli town of Lyd, Junction 48 portrays the life of a Palestinian rapper bent on portraying the difficult conditions of his life through his music. Faced with the obstacles of a family tragedy, violently pro-Israeli singers, parental restrictions of both his and his girlfriends’ families and drug dealers, Kareem surfaces, bit by bit as a strong, responsible and hopeful human being.

Writer/producer: Udi Aloni
Produced: 2015
Run Time: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Rating: Kesher Israel Committee rates this film for those age 18 and over

November - "One Week and a Day"

After a week of sitting shiva for their 25-year-old son, a middle-aged couple tries to pick up the threads of their previous life. One Week and a Day provides a nuanced perspective on loss that is humorous, touching, and, above all, life affirming.

"One Week and a Day is an incredibly tactful tragicomedy from debut writer/director Asaph Polonsky about two parents figuring out what to do next after their son dies. In the long list of movies about death, this is one of the most original in recent memory." —Roger Ebert, April 28, 2017

Kesher Israel Committee rates this film as PG-13.

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