Our Featured Films
HUMMUS! THE MOVIE
Director: Oren Rosenfeld
Hummus! The Movie tells the touching personal stories of colorful men and women who simply live their lives and love their hummus, the delicious, nutritious superfood. This documentary brings Muslims, Christians and Jews together beyond religious and political divides. (US/Israel, 2015, 72 minutes, English, Hebrew, and Arabic, with English subtitles)
Trailer: Hummus! The Movie
Director: Yariv Moser
It is 1968 and David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, is 82 years old. He lives in his secluded home in the desert, removed from all political discourse. His introspective soul-searching is the focus of this film, and his clear voice provides a vision for the future of Israel. (Israel/France, 2016, 61 minutes, English, and Hebrew, with English subtitles).
Trailer: Epilogue: Ben-Gurion
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
Director: Alexandra Dean
A refugee from Nazi-occupied Austria became the world's most beautiful female movie star. She was also the unheralded inventor of the technology that led to secure Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. She was not given the credit she deserved--until now. (US, 2017, 90 minutes, English) Film maker Alexandra Dean will introduce the film and will lead a post-film discussion.
Trailer: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
FANNY’S JOURNEY (co-sponsored by the French Film Festival)
Director: Lola Doillon
Uplifting, inspirational, family-oriented film based on the true story of Fanny Ben-Ami, a 12-year old French girl who led eight children from Nazi-occupied France into Switzerland in 1943. (France/Belgium, 2016, 94 minutes, French/German with English subtitles).
Trailer: Fanny's Journey
SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema
Director: Danny Ben-Moshe
Who knew that the stars of Indian cinema from the 1920s to the 1960s were Jewish? When Indian cinema began 100 years ago, it was taboo for Hindu or Muslim women to perform on stage, so Indian Jewish women took on lead roles, including the first dance, the first kiss, the first talkie. (Australia, 85 minutes, English).
Trailer: Shalom Bollywood
Director: Ferenc Torok
Based on the acclaimed short story "Homecoming" by Gábor T. Szántó On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to their village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople are suspicious, remorseful, and fearful and behave accordingly. (Hungary, 2017, 91 minutes, Hungarian with English subtitles).