Pre-Opening Night Special Presentation: Rabin in His Own Words

Pre-Opening Night Special Presentation: Rabin in His Own Words

Pre-Opening Night Special Presentation:
Rabin in His Own Words

Dir. Erez Laufer
2015 | 113 min | Documentary

On the day of the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, The Other Israel Film Festival at JCC Manhattan presents a special NY premiere preview screening honoring his memory.

Winner, “Best Documentary” – Haifa International Film Festival 2015

20 years after his assassination, Yitzhak Rabin, one of Israel’s most legendary leaders, tells his dramatic life story. Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, Rabin’s personal and professional dramas and life story unfold entirely in his own voice. From his childhood as the son of a labor leader before the founding of the State of Israel, to the horrific moment when his political career and life were suddenly brought to an end. There is no better way to present the story of this legend than in his own words.

Please note: Rabin in His Own Words is not an Other Israel festival program. It cannot be redeemed with the Other Israel pass. However, it is eligible for redemption with the Fall Season Film Pass.

Wed 11/4 07:00 PM JCC ManhattanPASSED

Opening Night Gala: Censored Voices

Opening Night Gala: Censored Voices

Join us in celebration of the 9th Annual Other Israel Film Festival, featuring the East Coast premiere of Censored Voices, followed by a Q&A with director Mor Loushy and an exclusive reception with filmmakers & special guests.

Censored Voices

Dir. Mor Loushy
2015 | 84 min | Documentary
NY Premiere

One week after the 1967 Six Day War, a group of young Israeli soldiers, led by renowned Israeli author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with their comrades returning from the battlefield. In these recordings, soldiers wrestled with the systemic evacuation of Palestinians, the dehumanizing nature of war, and the echoes of the Holocaust, taking an honest look at the moment Israel turned occupier. These recordings, censored by the Israeli army until now, are played back to the soldiers 50 years later, bringing past abruptly into present and revealing the soldiers’ stunning confessions for the first time.

Thu 11/5 07:00 PM JCC ManhattanPASSED

New Generations Dinner

New Generations Dinner

Join the New Israel Fund’s New Generations, JCC Manhattan 20s + 30s, and other young leadership groups for a Shabbat dinner and intimate conversation with guest filmmakers about young activism in Israel.

Purchase your tickets here:
http://ebiz.jccmanhattan.org/personifyebusiness/Programs/ProgramDetail.aspx?pid=638673625

Fri 11/6 07:00 PM JCC ManhattanPASSED

Israel's Freedom of Speech

Israel’s Freedom of Speech

Israel prides itself on its commitment to freedom of speech, but at a time when Israeli artists feel threatened by strict political censorship of state-funded films, some are comparing this to a form of modern-day McCarthyism. Other Israel brings together the voices of filmmakers and experts to discuss the status and future of freedom of speech in Israel.

FREE

WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL ISSUE WITH OUR ONLINE BOX OFFICE SYSTEM. TICKETS FOR THIS FILM ARE AVAILABLE IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE.
Sat 11/7 05:00 PM JCC ManhattanPASSED

CANCELLED: Honoring Bob Simon Brunch Event

CANCELLED: Honoring Bob Simon Brunch Event

Other Israel will be paying tribute to the life and work of our friend and supporter, Bob Simon, who tragically passed away earlier this year. Bob’s decades of work in Israel as a reporter will be highlighted through clips and stories from friends and family. His spirit and dedication to ethical reporting will live on through our announcement of an award in his name. Light refreshments will be served.
Sun 11/8 12:00 PM JCC ManhattanPASSED

Voices of Change

Voices of Change

Join women filmmakers featured in the Other Israel Film Festival as they present excerpts from their ground-breaking films and discuss their work. Moderated by Adi Ezroni.

FREE

Sun 11/8 05:00 PM 14th Street YPASSED

Closing Night: Women in Sink

Closing Night: Women in Sink

Join us in celebrating the Closing Night of the 9th Annual Other Israel Film Festival, featuring the New York City premiere of Women in Sink, followed by conversation and dessert reception.

At “Fifi’s,” a small hair salon located in the heart of Haifa’s Arab community, director Iris Zaki installs a mini film set over the washing basin. While she shampoos their hair, Zaki speaks candidly with the salon’s Arab and Jewish clients, discussing their views on politics, history, and love. Within the space of this hair salon, the women of the neighborhood achieve a temporary freedom, examining their differences and friendships within a community that many consider a model of Israeli coexistence. What emerges from these conversations is an honest and nuanced portrait of contemporary Israel.

Thu 11/12 07:00 PM JCC ManhattanPASSED

Special Feature: Dégradé

Special Feature: Dégradé

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SCREENING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Don’t miss this closing night special screening of Cannes Film Festival Favorite, Dégradé!

A look into the lives of a diverse group of women as they visit a beauty salon in the Gaza Strip on a hot summer’s day. A bride-to-be, a pregnant woman, a bitter divorcée, a devout woman, and a pill-popping addict all meet for some leisure time and pampering. But their peace is disrupted when a gang war erupts between Hamas and a local group right in front of the salon. The women are trapped inside, while the heat and their anxiety rises.

Enjoy a special double feature at a discounted price: Click here to purchase tickets to Women in Sink + Dégradé (reception between the films).

Thu 11/12 09:00 PM JCC MANHATTANPASSED