ISREEL Films from Israel 2019

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Broadway Centre Cinemas
Tue 3/12 & Wed 3/13
All films are in multiple languages with English subtitles
Admission is free. Tickets are required. Tickets will be available at the Broadway Box office on March 12 beginning at noon. No online tickets available.

Don’t miss this two-day program of the newest and best in cinema from Israel. For more information on each film, view Full Summary below. Showtimes are listed below.


Tuesday March 12

7:00 PM Conversation with writer/director Guy Nattiv
2019 Academy Award winner for Best Live Action Short 

Guy Nattiv is an acclaimed filmmaker from Israel. His short film, SKIN won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Short Film. Nattiv's work has also won prizes at more than 20 Film Festivals worldwide.

Before coming to the US, Nattiv directed several features in Israel. Nattiv currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife/producing partner Jaime Ray Newman, and their daughter.

7:30 PM SKIN
dir.  Guy Nattiv
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short
In a small supermarket in a blue-collar town, a black man smiles at a white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment forces racial tensions to the breaking point and sends two gangs into a ruthless war. (2018, 20 min.)
immediately followed by 
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 dir. Guy Nattiv
 An elderly Greek man and his Hasidic rapper son embark on a journey with absurd encounters, which ultimately leads them to a final confrontation of father and son. (2014, 100 min.)

Wednesday March 13

5:30 pm MUSEUM
dir. Ran Tal
A documentary collage depicting the life and art of the "Israel Museum". (2017, 74 min.)
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7:00 pm HEADING HOME: The Tale of Team Israel
dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is the David-and-Goliath story of Israel's national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world's best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees to the tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage. (2018, 87 min.)

Redemption 2019
dir. Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov
Menachem, a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey to save his daughter exposes old wounds and allows him to reconnect with his secular past. Menachem understands that only a new connection to his past and to his music can pave the road to his own redemption. (2018, 104 min.)