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Event Pick: The Israeli Film Festival at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center

Jan. 7-10


Showcasing celluloid creations from the growing movie industry in the biblical Holy Land of Israel, the sixth annual Israeli Film Festival takes place Thursday- Sunday, Jan. 7-10, at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. The festival kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 7, with a screening of “Above and Beyond”, the 2014 documentary about Jewish-American pilots who helped defend the new state of Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, at 7 p.m. Other films featured at the annual showcase include the 2014 drama, “Gett: the Trial of Viviane Amsalem” (Saturday Jan. 9, 7 p.m.), the 2012 crime film directed by David Ondrícek, “In the Shadow” (Sunday Jan. 10, 11 a.m.) and “The Farewell Party” (Sunday Jan. 10, 3 p.m.), the 2014 meditation on euthanasia directed by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon. For ticket prices and a full schedule, call 285-6500 or visit

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