Sun, Mar 5 2:50 PM (115 min)
Nadia is a 20 year old Arab girl who has a secret love affair with Nimer, a PLO activist. They move to England, where Nimer is caught by the authorities and Nadia is left alone. A slick character fixes her with an Israeli passport of a Jewish girl that enables her to return to Israel.
Twenty years later Nadia is now Maya, a successful choreographer who is married to a Jewish official at the Ministry of Justice, Yoav. They have two children. But her past catches her up when Nimer reappears. Yoav, notices his wife’s distress, and realizes that she’s hiding something. Their relationship is on the verge of crisis.
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All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
Sun, Mar 5 11:45 AM (92 min)
Independent journalists like Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Matt Taibbi are changing the face of journalism, providing investigative, adversarial alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets. The cameras follow them as they expose government and corporate deception – just as the ground-breaking independent journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago. Featuring new interviews with Carl Bernstein, Noam Chomsky, Ana Kasparian, and Michael Moore.
Bang! The Bert Berns Story
Sun, Mar 5 7:30 PM (95 min)
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of. His hits include “Twist and Shout”, “Hang On Sloopy” and “Piece of My Heart.” Berns helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. Featuring interviews with those who knew him best including: Ben E. King, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney.
Sat, Mar 4 1:30 PM (87 min)
Beitar Jerusalem Football Club is the most popular and controversial soccer team in Israel and the only club never to sign an Arab player. Midway through the 2012-13 season, a secretive transfer deal by the owner brought two Muslim players from Chechnya. The deal inspired the most racist campaign in Israeli sport and sent the club spiraling out of control. Through one season we witness a team in crisis as power, money and politics provide a window into how racism is destroying the team and society from within.
Harold and Lilian: A Hollywood Love Story
Sat, Mar 4 3:30 PM (94 min)
Storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson are two unsung heroes of Hollywood’s Golden Age. They worked on hundreds of renowned films including The Birds, The Graduate, Fiddler On The Roof and many more. Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Through a mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, their remarkable marriage and extraordinary careers are chronicled through six decades of movie-making history.
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Sat, Mar 4 6:00 PM (117 min)
Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money; a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere until he meets a charismatic Israeli politician. With a star-studded cast this new film by Academy Award® nominated director Joseph Cedar (Footnote), Norman is a comic and compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in human frailty.
Sat, Mar 4 11:20 AM (80 min)
Naomi Kutin seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish pre-teen, until her extraordinary weight lifting talent thrusts her into news headlines and transforms the lives of her family . Supergirl follows Naomi’s unique coming-of-age story as she fights to hold on to her title while navigating the perils of adolescence—from strict religious obligations to cyber-bullying, and health issues which could jeopardize her future in powerlifting. Can she still be “Supergirl” if she can no longer break world records?
The Women's Balcony
Sun, Mar 5 5:20 PM (96 min)
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men. Already a hit on the festival circuit, The Women’s Balcony is a rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.
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The Zookeeper's Wife
Sat, Mar 4 8:30 PM (126 min)
Based on the best-selling nonfiction book, Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain stars as a working mother who becomes a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska has the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under her care. After the Nazi invasion, Antonina is forced to report to the Reich's chief zoologist. To fight back on her own terms, she covertly begins working with the Resistance and puts into action plans to save lives from the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.