Festival dates: November 5-12, 2015
Afterthought (Hayored Lema’ala)
An existential comedy, where Haifa and Mount Carmel with the endless stairs from the oceanfront port to the top of the mountain, take control over destinies in this Mediterranean city. Official Selection at Cannes 2015.
Atlit (Rendez-vous à Atlit)
Set in October 1995, three French sisters gather in the coastal town of Atlit, in northern Israel, to sell their late parents' home. A comical, dramatic and touching story about the bonds of sisterhood.
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
An intimate interview with Claude Lanzmann. Double Bill with: What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy. With Special Guest, director Adam Benzine
Closer to the Moon
This darkly humorous film, based on a true story, is so fascinating and entertaining that you will enjoy it even if you know nothing about postwar Romania under the Soviets. Winner of 9 Film Awards including Best Picture.
Dear God (Elohim Yakar)
Double Bill with: Vice Versa. One day a beautiful, mysterious woman puts a note in one of the holy stones of the Western Wall, and sets in motion a personal romantic journey.
Dough is a warmhearted, humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places. The film is somewhat of a phenomenon, selling out at virtually every screening this past year.
East Jerusalem – West Jerusalem
Documenting the recording of David Broza’s Steve Earle produced album “East Jerusalem – West Jerusalem” we follow the process over 8 days of the recording sessions in East Jerusalem.
Little White Lie
From documentary award winning director Lacey Schartz, her own true-life story: what defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents?
My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes
The untold saga of Italians who rescued Jews and other refugees fleeing the Nazis in World War II. Featuring Gino Bartali, the charismatic Italian Tour de France cycling hero.
An award winning short, featuring a Rabbi and Imam serving at New York's NYU. Double Bill with: Partner With the Enemy. From NYU - Special Guest , Rabbi Yehuda Sarna
Once in a Lifetime (Les Héritiers)
The true story of a dedicated high school teacher motivating her students by enlisting them in a National contest. CLOSING NIGHT GALA Special Guest, co-writer and co-star Ahmed Dramé
Our 1/4 Life Crisis
Disoriented twenty somethings, often misunderstood as lazy or entitled, share their most private despairs about the perils of emerging adulthood. Special Guests, filmmakers Sonia Suvagau & Sebastian Hugeneck