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Israeli Film Festival

Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival

July 9-13, 2017

The Second Annual Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival explores Israeli society through provocative, humorous, inspiring, and controversial Israeli feature films and documentaries. $10 per film, $45 for a Festival Pass good for all six films!

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Sunday, July 9 |  4 pm

Abulele

Abulele

Abulele

Feature; family-friendly.
A boy struggles at home and at school with bullies after his brother is killed. When he befriends and shelters a mythical creature, it helps him outsmart his tormentors and overcome his grief.

Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2016

General Information

Israel, 2015 | Fiction, 96 minutes
Director: Jonathan Geva
Producers: Yoni Paran, Eitan Mansuri
Production companies: Dori Media Paran, Spiro Films

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Sunday, July 9  |  7 pm

My Hero Brother

My Hero Brother

My Hero Brother

Documentary. A group of young people with Down Syndrome embark on a demanding trek through the Himalayas with their siblings.

Awards

Best Documentary and Audience Choice, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2017

General Information

Israel, 2016 | Adventure, 78 minutes
Director: Yonatan Nir | Writers: Tali Goldenberg, Yonatan Nir
Producers: Yonatan Nir, Enosh Cassel, Itamar Peleg
Production company: Hey Jude Productions

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Monday, July 10  |  7 pm

The Women's Balcony

The Women's Balcony

The Women’s Balcony

Feature.
The collapse of the “women’s balcony” during services at an Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem, combined with the arrival of a strict new rabbi who preaches rigid gender roles, leads to a rift within the community.

Awards

Audience Award, New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, 2017

General Information

Israel, 2016 | Comedy/drama, 96 minutes
Director: Emil Ben-Shimon | Screenwriter: Shlomit Nehama
Producers: Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler
Production company: Pie Films

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Tuesday, July 11  |  7 pm

Hummus

Hummus

Hummus

Documentary.
Three Israelis from very different backgrounds (a Muslim woman, a Christian Arab, and a Jewish man) are brought together by their love for a common dietary staple: hummus.

Awards

Best Foreign Feature Documentary, International Monthly Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016

General Information

Israel, 2015 | Food, 72 minutes
Writer/director: Oren Rosenfeld
Producers: Michal Lee Sapir, Raphael Shore, Mitch Julis, Harry Ploss, Oren Rosenfeld
Distributor: Menemsha Films

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Wednesday, July 12  |  7 pm

Bar Bahar (In Between)

Bar Bahar (In Between)

Bar Bahar (In Between)

Feature. Ages 16+.
Three Arab-Israeli women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

Awards

Best Debut Feature Film and Artistic Achievement in an Israeli Feature Film, Haifa International Film Festival, 2016
Best Film, TVE Otra Mirada Award, and Youth Jury Award, San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2016
NETPAC Award, Toronto International Film Festival, 2016

General Information

Israel, 2016 | Drama, 96 minutes
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Producers: Efrat Bigger, Sandrine Brauer, Tony Copti, Shlomi Elkabetz
Production company: Deux Beaux Garcons

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Thursday, July 13  |  7 pm

On the Map

On the Map

On the Map

Documentary.
This inspiring film tells the story of the 1977 Maccabi Tel-Aviv basketball team, which defeated a feared Soviet Union squad on its way to claiming Israel’s first ever European Cup title.

Awards

Audience Choice Award, Houston Jewish Film Festival, 2017
Audience Favorite Award, Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival in Cincinnati, 2017
Audience Award for Best Documentary, Denver Jewish Film Festival, 2017
Audience Award for Best Documentary and Audience Choice Award, Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, 2017
Audience Award for Best Documentary, JCC Rochester International Jewish Film Festival, 2016
Audience Award for Best Documentary, Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, 2016
Audience Award for Best Documentary, Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2016
Audience Award for Best Documentary, Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, 2016

General Information

Israel, 2016 | Sports, 85 minutes
Writer/Director: Dani Menkin
Producers: Dani Menkin, Jon Weinbach, Ori Eisen, Nancy Spielberg, Roberta Grossman, July Hodara
Production company: Hey Jude Productions

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Trailer

ON THE MAP – English Trailer from Dani Menkin on Vimeo.

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