15 2015

13th Annual Israel Film Festival

3:00PM - 5:00PM  

the Red Gym 716 Langdon Street
Madison, WI

The Many Faces of Israel: Showing films from different genres and telling different stories

Dancing In Jaffa
Sunday, March 15th, 3:00 pm, the Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street

Pierre Dulaine, four-time ballroom dancing world champion, is fulfilling a life-long dream when he takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa. For generations, Jaffa has been a city divided by two communities that continue to grow increasingly apart. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance and compete together.

Genre: Documentary

The Dove Flyer
Wednesday, March 18th, 7:30 pm, UW Hillel, 611 Langdon Street

Based on the novel by Eli Amir. Narrated by teenage protagonist Kabi, it is the story of the final years of the Baghdad Jewish community in the 1950’s, before they were forced out of Iraq with the entire community of Jews who had lived there for thousands of years.

Genre: History, Drama

The Wonders
Tuesday, March 24th, 7:00 pm, UW Hillel, 611 Langdon Street

Graffiti artist, mystery man, part con-man, part modern-day prophet, along with a grumpy cynical private investigator, and a neurotic femme fatale, embark on a noirish journey into the very heart of darkness of Jerusalem.

Genre: Comedy, Mystery

This is event is co-sponsored in part by University of Wisconsin Hillel, Associated Students Madison, Jewish Federation of Madison, Masa Israel, Center for Jewish Studies, and Social Action Israel Network