Israel Film Series
Calling all film goers! Join us for an array of Israeli films focusing on the topic of homelessness. A discussion with Q&A will follow each film.
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Lost Boys of Portlandia
Wednesday, October 10 | 7:00 pm
Meet local Israeli filmmaker, Nili Yosha and Executive Director for Outside the Frame. OTF was founded with the idea of helping homeless youth value themselves as productive members of society and create films about issues that matter to them and share them with the public. In a riff on Peter Pan, homeless youth of Portland, OR debate if and how to return to mainstream society while creating their own film version of the iconic story.
Documentary - 24 min.
Tuesday, October 16 | 7:00 pm
The Hotel Diplomat in Jerusalem was once a five-star hotel. For nearly 20 years it is home to 600 immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Never having integrated into Israeli society, its residents have created their own little island, secluded from the outside world. Many of them never leave the haven of its walls. After all, their most basic needs are provided and in their own language, Russian. Meticulously executed, this film has the feel of a surreal feature film about a world within a world and the people who live there. Documentary - 80 minutes
Tuesday, October 30 | 7:00 pm
The personal dramas of the immigrant Zrubavel family and the universal inter-generational cultural struggles that come with assimilation are depicted in this first feature film made by Ethiopian Israelis. This film explores the tensions that develop when the children of a dignified patriarch reject his constant guidance to preserve their traditions, to work hard and to obtain the education required to succeed in the modern society in which they live, in the country that they love—one in which he himself will remain an outsider. One of the best feature films from Israel in the past few years. Drama - 70 minutes
One film: $8. Member $5.
Series pass: $20. Members: $12
Supported by: Institute for Judaic Studies