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Event Pick: The Israeli Film Festival at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center 

Jan. 7-10

click to enlarge “Above and Beyond”

“Above and Beyond”

Showcasing celluloid creations from the growing movie industry in the biblical Holy Land of Israel, the sixth annual Israeli Film Festival takes place Thursday- Sunday, Jan. 7-10, at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. The festival kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 7, with a screening of “Above and Beyond”, the 2014 documentary about Jewish-American pilots who helped defend the new state of Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, at 7 p.m. Other films featured at the annual showcase include the 2014 drama, “Gett: the Trial of Viviane Amsalem” (Saturday Jan. 9, 7 p.m.), the 2012 crime film directed by David Ondrícek, “In the Shadow” (Sunday Jan. 10, 11 a.m.) and “The Farewell Party” (Sunday Jan. 10, 3 p.m.), the 2014 meditation on euthanasia directed by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon. For ticket prices and a full schedule, call 285-6500 or visit weinsteinjcc.org.
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