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BENEATH THE HELMET
Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 pm

A coming of age story that highlights five young Israeli high school graduates, who are drafted into the army to defend their country. At the age of 18, away from their houses, family, and friends these young individuals undergo a demanding journey, revealing their core, ideals and dreams.

TWO JEWS WALK INTO A BAR
Thursday, April 23, 7:30 pm (at Nellie's Sports Bar)

Join us for a Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) celebration at Nellie’s featuring food, drinks, and 20 Israeli animated short films and music videos. 2 drinks and films are included with your ticket.

MR. KAPLAN (WJFF Spring Redux)
Saturday, April 25, 8:00 pm

Becoming convinced that his German neighbor is a runaway Nazi, 76-year-old Jacob Kaplan secretly takes on the role of a spy – only he is no match for the forces of age.



ABOVE AND BEYOND (WJFF Spring Redux)
Sunday, April 26, 12:15 pm

In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish-American pilots answered a call for help – this film celebrates the pilots who formed the Israeli Air Force.



MAHLER ON THE COUCH (WJFF Spring Redux)
Sunday, April 26, 2:30 pm

The great composer Gustav Mahler has problems: His beloved, headstrong wife Alma is having an affair with the young architect Walter Gropius. Mahler tracks down Sigmund Freud in Holland and begs for help, in this exuberant, funny and moving film.

SERIAL (BAD) WEDDINGS (WJFF Spring Redux)
Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 pm

The well-heeled Verneuils struggle with three daughters who have married Jewish, Arab and Asian men – when their fourth daughter falls in love with a Catholic, they’re delighted. But things don’t go quite as planned….



A BORROWED IDENTITY aka. Dancing Arabs (WJFF Spring Redux)
Thursday, April 30, 7:00 pm

First love, school bullies, British New Wave … and SCUD missiles. This bittersweet 80s coming-of-age drama from the director of The Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree adapts two autobiographical novels by popular Israeli-Arab writer Sayed Kashua.



MAGIC MEN (WJFF Spring Redux)
Saturday, May 2, 8:00 pm

In the latest feature from the directors of Mabul, A Matter of Size, and Strangers, a Greek-born atheist and his estranged Hasidic rapper son travel from Israel to Greece searching for the magician who saved his father’s life during World War II.



DELI MAN (WJFF Spring Redux)
Sunday, May 3, 1:30 pm

In Houston, Texas, third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber has built arguably the finest delicatessen restaurant in U.S. history – building on the contributions of iconic delis such as Katz’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Nate ‘n Al, Carnegie, and the Stage.



THE STURGEON QUEENS (WJFF Spring Redux)
Sunday, May 3, 3:30 pm

Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that thrives to this day.



  THE LENGTH OF THE ALPHABET

Tuesday, May 5, 7:30 pm

A touching portrait of the Iraqi-Jewish Francophone Canadian author Naïm Kattan—from his youth in Baghdad to his studies in France and his move to Montreal in the 1950s where he flourished.


  EL GUSTO

Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 pm

Disbanded by the 1954 Algerian Revolution, an orchestra of young Jews and Muslims in the city of Algiers went silent for sixty years. That is, until filmmaker Safinez Bousbia fell in love with their infectious Chaabi music



  DAWN

Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 pm

Two men wait through the night in British-controlled Palestine for dawn – and for death. One is a captured English Officer. The other is a young Israeli freedom fighter. Based on Eli Wiesel’s best-selling novel.



CLOSER TO THE MOON

Tuesday, May 26, 7:30 pm

The true account of a group of high-ranking Jewish members of the nomenklatura, who, in 1959, staged what was to become known as the coup of the century: they robbed Romania’s National Bank, making it look like a film shoot.



A LA VIE

Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 pm

Three women who were all in Auschwitz, but who haven’t seen each other since the war, get together at Berck-Plage in 1960. There will be laughter, song and merriment; but the women also find their rekindled friendship burdened by unspoken memories.



TOUCHDOWN ISRAEL

Tuesday, June 16, 7:30 pm

Against all odds, an aggressive new sport is playing out in the Israel’s stadiums. Weekend warriors team up, suit up, don helmets over their kippahs, and charge the field in a season of full-contact American Tackle Football.