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Brooklyn Israel Film Festival

Brooklyn Israel Film Festival 2017

Now in its 13th year, Kane Street’s Brooklyn Israel Film Festival is proud to present the best in Israeli filmmaking, right here in Brooklyn. This year’s lineup features a powerful documentary, “Freedom Runners,” three episodes of an acclaimed TV series, “The Writer,” and a moving feature film, “Vice Versa.”

Online ticket sales are now closed; please purchase tickets at the door.
Popcorn is available for purchase. See you at the movies!


Freedom Runners

Documentary – 50 minutes – Watch Trailer

Thursday, January 26, 8:00pm

freedom-runnersA charismatic and dedicated teacher creates a running group for his students, young African refugees who live in Israel without any legal status. For these talented runners, this activity becomes a way to find their place in Israeli society.
Directed by David Wachsmann



The Writer

TV Series – Three 25-minute episodes – Watch trailer

Saturday, January 28, 8:00pm

the-writerThe acclaimed Arab-Israeli writer Sayed Kashua blurs the line between fiction and reality in his new series about a successful TV writer who feels trapped by his own accomplishments and his ability to move between two cultures. Through his fictional alter-ego, Kashua explores the personal and political costs of success.
Created and written by Sayed Kashua
Directed by Shay Capon



Vice Versa

Feature Film – 62 minutes – Watch trailer

Sunday, January 29, 7:00pm

vice-versaWhen a terminally ill young woman refuses treatment, a yeshiva student is enlisted to help change her mind. The two embark on an unexpected relationship that will change both of their lives, transcending the rules of religion, society and faith.
Directed by Amichai Greenberg

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