Hebrew

The Jewish Underground

About the Film 

Vigilante Israeli extremists seek to derail the peace process and spark a holy war, in this shocking look at a decades-old case of domestic terrorism, reconstructed as a detective-thriller with dramatizations and interviews with key figures, portending disturbing implications for modern Israeli politics.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
96 minutes

Kilometer 147

About the Film 
Feuding Israeli settlers, a beleaguered policeman and clueless foreign workers dispute who is responsible for the carcass of a dead camel in the middle of a desert road, in this witty, zany winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Short Film.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
19 minutes

King Bibi: The Life and Performances of Benjamin Netanyahu

About the Film 

Brilliantly assembled entirely of footage from countless TV appearances, this potent portrayal charts the ascent of Israel’s media-savvy prime minster to reveal a controversial politician’s instinct for seizing power through the art of communication.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
87 minutes

Layam

About the Film 

A crisis of masculinity abounds in this perfectly cast, strikingly composed character study in which a tough Israeli commander and his once tormented rookie undergo a sudden role reversal, an Israeli Academy Award nominee for Best Short Film.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
17 minutes

Miriam

About the Film 
An Arab Christian woman living in Jerusalem serves as a constant source of refuge and companionship to those in need. Produced as part of the Jerusalem Film Workshop for young filmmakers, and directed by University of West Georgia graduate Taylor Hartley.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
13 minutes

Murer: Anatomy of a Trial

About the Film 

The case of a sadistic Nazi criminal, the so-called Butcher of Vilnius, is presented in this transfixing courtroom drama about a shameful miscarriage of justice and scandal implicating the Austrian courts, press and government in a nation still denying its wartime complicity.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
138 minutes

Noble Savage

About the Film 

A troubled teen’s desperate efforts to unite his broken Israeli family and reach reconciliation, spin out of control, in this modern Greek tragedy, a humane examination of anguished characters fighting to overcome their circumstances, nominated for ten Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

The Oslo Diaries

About the Film 

The secret process behind the failed Oslo Accords—the unsanctioned and unprecedented talks that nearly secured an elusive Mideast peace—is restaged to rivet­ing, emotional effect, in this powerful, tragic reminder of the yet unfinished journey toward peace for the Israeli and Palestinian people.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
97 minutes

The Other Story

About the Film 

Complications arise when a dysfunctional Israeli family tries to lure their willful daughter away from Orthodox Judaism, in this universal tale of broken relationships and forgiveness with poignant, gently humorous performances by a stellar cast, a compassionate, empowering ensemble drama exploring the religious-secular divide.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
118 minutes

The Rabbi

About the Film 
A charismatic and much-admired Jerusalem rabbi is shaken when his favorite student makes a revealing confession, in this thought-provoking drama bolstered by nuanced performances and a masterful sparsity of dialogue.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
20 minutes

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