Come join us for an afternoon at the movies! All movies begin at 3 p.m. at the East Valley JCC. Free admission, donations appreciated. To reserve a spot, please register below. Click on the images to learn more about each film.
Sept. 8, 2019
Only God Should
After World War II, Zvi shot and killed Poles who had given his family up to the Nazis. On an investigative journey between Israel and Poland, his paraplegic grandson Tsafrir seeks the truth about his grandfather’s act of vengeance.
Song of Ascension
After Elad is left disabled after an operation, his former girlfriend, Rinat, returns and they get married. After being unable to have children for 10 years, they are connected to Einav, a single mother, who chooses to become a surrogate. The documentary follows their touching, surprising journey.
Through the Admor of Sanz-Klausenburg’s story of heroism, this documentary exposes the complex relationship between the ultra-Orthodox Jews and the memory of the Holocaust. Through rare archival footage and interviews with Sanz Chasidim, it reveals the ways they experience the spiritual victory over the Nazis.
Jan. 5, 2020
Yoseph is a Druze who returns to his native village after having been estranged from it for 17 years. After divorcing from his Jewish wife, he brings their children to the village and plans to stay. But his traditional community doesn’t welcome them with open arms, as to be a real Druze, both parents must be Druze.
This documentary reveals the untold story of Iraq, told through the eyes of the Jews, Iraq’s first wave of refugees. After 2,600 years living peacefully in the area, in one generation the community vanishes. Using vivid testimony, home movies and news archives, we follow the lives of four families trying to make sense of turbulent times.
The 90-Minute War
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on for decades, with no end in sight. Fed up with one failed deal after another, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to settle things once and for all … with a soccer match. One game. One winner. Losing side has to pick up and find a new homeland. This politically-incorrect, satirical mockumentary takes a fresh and hilarious lens to the conflict.
Ghetto Uprising: The Untold Story
Film to commemorate Yom Hashoah
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world, but it’s generally accepted story is incomplete. Among the fighters was a group that was not granted commemoration, although it had a crucial part in the success of the historic uprising.
Reality surpasses the imagination in this documentary that allows a look at the Syrian wounded and the Israeli doctors at a hospital in Israel, where enemies become connected, offering a ray of optimistic light in a harsh reality.
Grierson award-winning director Iris Zaki enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West-Bank,and sits down to talk to the locals. Though fearful at first of the left-wing invader, settlers from various backgrounds gradually open up to her.
Sabena Hijacking: My Version
On May 8 1972, four hijackers from the Palestinian organization “Black September” took control of Belgian Sabena Flight 571 from Brussels to Tel Aviv. The hijacking marked the beginning of 30 nerve-wracking hours, bounding together fascinating human, military and political drama inside and outside of the plane.