Dir. Tamar Tal (60min, Israel/Germany, 2011)
Hebrew and German with English Subtitles
DC Premiere

The winner of the 2012 Ophir (Israeli Oscar) for Best Documentary focuses on 96-year-old Miriam Weissenstein, the outspoken proprietor of The Photo House, a Tel Aviv institution that holds over one million photos documenting defining moments in Israel’s history. When a new development threatens the shop, Miriam teams up with her grandson – a young gay man who just began working there – to save the store, and the two embark on an exploration of Israel’s past, its modernization, and their own family history.

Winner - Best Documentary, Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscar)
Winner - Audience Award, Krakow International Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award, Berlin Jewish Film Festival
Winner - Best Film Award, DocAviv Film Festival

Preceded by Adam Bizanski’s music video for Left Behind by Zero 7 (feat. Jose Gonzalez).

Presented in Partnership with GLOE - The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement

Co-presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington


Monday, January 7 at 7:30 pm
JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD

Sunday, January 13 at 5:30 pm
Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW at Q Street
Washington, DC


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