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Brooklyn Israel Film Festival 2020

January 23, 25 & 26, 2020


Brooklyn Israel Film Festival

January 2020 will mark the 16th anniversary of the Brooklyn Israel Film Festival at Kane Street Synagogue! The 2020 Festival features four compelling films (described below), showcases the best and brightest Israeli filmmakers, and takes a deep dive into the many experiences of Israeli life.


Tickets available now!

$18 per ticket, or $36 for an advance purchase series pass to see all three films. Purchase your tickets at kanestreet.org/biff-tix

Once again, the Festival will present a special family event on Sunday, January 26: an Israeli film for children will be screened upstairs while main festival presentation screens downstairs.

$28 Family Night Ticket (Jan 26 only, includes admission for 1 adult + 1 child. Additional children’s tickets available for $8, if purchased with a family ticket or series pass. Parents/guardians must remain on the premises during the screening.

Purchase your tickets now at kanestreet.org/biff-tix!

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Thursday, January — Opening Reception at 7:00pm, Feature at 7:30pm

Born In Jerusalem and Still Alive

Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive

Feature Film — 83 minutes — Watch Trailer

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An anxious thirty-something develops a terror tour in an attempt to break free from his own trauma, while also falling in love. In this dark comedy, his personal angst becomes a metaphor for the angst of a society torn between the conflicting forces of life and death.

Directed by Yossi Atia and David Ofek

In Hebrew with English subtitles.


Saturday, January 25, 8:00pm

Shoelaces

Feature Film — 90 minutes — Watch Trailer

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Gadi, a man with special needs, reconnects with his estranged father as an adult. As they grow closer, Gadi fights to save his father’s life and challenge perceptions of his limitations.

Directed by Jacob Goldwasser

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

 



Sunday, January 26, 5:30pm

For the screenings on Sunday, January 26, a special $28 family ticket includes admission for one adult to Shooting Life, and for one child to the adult-supervised screening of Guavas , plus a slice of pizza for the kids. Additional children’s tickets are $8 each, if purchased with a family ticket or series pass.

Parents/guardians are required to remain on the premises for the duration of the screening.


Shooting Life

Feature Film — 84 minutes — Watch Trailer

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A struggling Tel Aviv film director starts a new life as a high school film teacher in Sderot. Thrust into the teenage lives of his students who pay an emotional price living near the Gaza border, he wins their trust as they tell their own stories of love and loss.

Directed by David Kreiner

In Hebrew with English subtitles.


Guavas

Feature Film — 80 minutes

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A girl moves to a new town where people and puppets live together and learn a valuable lesson about working together to fight for things that matter.

Directed by Kobi Mahat

In Hebrew with English subtitles, but especially appropriate for children ages 5-10, regardless of knowledge of Hebrew!!

Special $28 family ticket includes 1 adult ticket to “Shooting Life” and up to 1 child tickets to “Guavas”, plus a slice of pizza for the kids. Additional children’s tickets available for $8 each, if purchased with a family ticket or series pass. Parents/guardians must remain on the premises during the screening.


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