Israel Film Festival Pass

By JCC of Mid Westchester (other events)

Tue, Jun 5 2018 11:00 AM Sun, Jun 10 2018 7:00 PM

Sponsored by the Kensington Senior Residence

Buy a Festival Pass for all 4 movies


Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

1 hour 10 minutes.  Director: Yariv Mozer

Tuesday, June 5 @ 11:00am and 7:00pm

In the great depths of the archive, six hours of interview footage was discovered of one of modern history’s greatest leaders- David Ben-Gurion. It is 1968 and he is 82 years old, five years before his death. He lives in his secluded home in the desert, removed from all political discourse, which allows him a hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise. Ben-Gurion’s introspective soul searching is the focus of this film, and his clear voice provides a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and the future of Israel.


The Testament

Wednesday, June 6 @ 7:00pm

Co-sponsored by HHREC

‘This trauma has its footsteps in my daily life,” says Amichai Greenberg, writer/ director of the unusual historical drama The Testament, which recently opened in theaters throughout Israel.

The Testament, which won the Israeli Feature Film Competition at the Haifa International Film Festival and premiered at the Venice International Film Festival last fall, tells the story of Yoel (Ori Pfeffer), a religiously observant, dedicated historical researcher, who has brought suit against a corporation to halt the development of a plot of land in Austria. This land was the site of a massacre during the final days of World War II, and Yoel demands that excavations must continue until the remains of those killed can be found and laid to rest in a Jewish cemetery. The fact that two witnesses to the massacre – one a survivor and the other one of the perpetrators – were murdered on their way to testify adds another layer of urgency.



Director- Eran Riklis. Length- 1h 40m

Thursday, June 7 @ 7:00pm

A Mossad agent is sent on a mission to protect a Lebanese informer while she recovers from plastic surgery. What should be an easy assignment quickly turns into a labyrinth of espionage and intrigue inside a safe house.

Shalom Bollywood

Sunday, June 10 @ 4:00pm

Movie screening will be followed by a Reception with thematic food hosted by the Kensington Senior Residence

The history of the 2,000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its influence on the world’s largest film industry.