As we enter our 6th year, we are introducing a fresh and innovative format to enhance your film festival experience.
While continuing to showcase the same exceptional films that have sparked your interest, we will now offer movies throughout the year!
More details about the year-round pop-ups are listed below. Click on each event to see complete event information.
Be sure to mark your calendar for our annual Gala SummerFest Event on August 25, 2024!
Upcoming Pop-Up Movie Events
Brimming with dazzling performances and ’80s nostalgia, and boasting 11 Israeli Academy Award nominations, writer-director Avi Nesher’s literary-psychological caper is inspired by a true story.
In this witty, twisty Israeli dramedy, a fading left-wing novelist devises a clever scheme to revive his career and love life, kindling self-discovery and unexpected connections. Once a literary sensation, embittered writer Amitai (leading Israeli standup comic Adir Miller) seeks to reclaim his glory with the help of an enigmatic young actress (Suzanna Papian). When a Palestinian filmmaker gets entangled in their web of passion, deceit, and betrayal, the action descends on the novelist’s kibbutz that sits on contested land, leading to an inevitable showdown where truth becomes a casualty.
The Space Torah project was founded in 2016 by Rachel Raz to preserve and share the journey of NASA astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman with communities around the globe. As part of the project, a short documentary was created by Verissima Productions with the leadership of Director Rob Cooper (Boston). The film was selected for over 40 film festivals in 10 countries around the world and won several awards. As part of the Project, the Jeff Hoffman’s Collection and Archive was dedicated in the National Library of Israel and received recognition by the president of Israel. Educational resources have been developed and shared. The Space Torah Project is looking to expand its work in the future to continue with its mission and inspire many around the globe.
This is a story about inspiration, communities, and a man’s journey. A story of how families, educators, scientific and religious communities achieve great things and bring our identity to new realms.
“All I owned was my camera, a leopard coat, and a grenade in case of capture…the pillow was the rifle, the walls were the trees and the sky was the roof,” says partisan Faye Schulman.
Over 25,000 Jewish partisans fought back against the Nazis and their collaborators from deep within the forests of WWII’s Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Belarus. Against extraordinary odds, they escaped Nazi slaughter, transforming from young innocents to courageous resistance fighters. Shattering the myth of Jewish passivity, these last surviving partisans tell their stories of resistance in FOUR WINTERS, revealing a stunning narrative of heroism and resilience.