The Irma Horowitz Film Series
Falafel & Films
Falafel and Short Israeli Films Presented by the Ma’Aleh School of Television and the Arts in Jerusalem
Thursday, October 19 6:30 pm
Fee: $15 (includes falafel dinner)
One Too Many
30 year old Kobi is married to Rachel, who’s been in a coma 4 years following an accident. Kobi uses a little known loophole in Jewish law – the signatures of 100 Rabbis – in order to marry again, despite the fact his first wife is not deceased. However, the first wife wakes up from her coma as he is marrying his second and Kobi must make a choice between the two women.
A noisy disturbance from some youths on the street erupts into Noni and Tamar’s home, shattering their evening. The violence that ensues raises questions for both of them about fear and ethics, testing the relationship between them to the limit.
Hanna is Beautiful
Hanna, a special needs 37 year old, shows a moving and philosophical insight into her situation. She lives in protective housing, follows her daily routine and hopes for love. Earning well below the minimum wage in the kitchens of a government ministry, Hanna applies for a re-evaluation of her salary in the light of her high level of competence at work. The film accompanies her through her hardest and happiest moments.
Thursday, December 14 • 6:30pm
$15/person (includes falafel dinner)
In Search of Israeli Cuisine
In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. It’s a “feast for the eyes”! Profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners and cheese makers drawn from more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze, a rich, complex and human story emerges. Through a documentary-like setting, we learn about food through interviews, farms, markets, restaurants, kitchens, landscapes and history – and audiences will discover that this hot, multi-cultural cuisine has developed only in the last 30 years.
Director Robert Sherman: “After being invited on a Israeli foodpress trip in 2010, I had never heard anyone talk about Israeli cuisine. Like many, I thought it was mostly hummus and falafels. I couldn’t have been more WRONG!!”
This program is supported by the Irma Horowitz Edowment Fund.
Thursday, March 8 • 6:30pm
Fee: $15/person includes falafel dinner
Newspapers & Flowers
Carmel is looking for love, but is tired of being judged by appearance and dress code. By the time she meets Miki, the newspaper boy, she is willing to hide certain details about herself in order to put him to the test. Can Miki pass Carmel’s defenses?
A military ambulance is called to evacuate a seriously wounded young soldier and bring him to a helicopter pad where he will be taken to the hospital. Aboard the ambulance there is a staff of three young soldiers, one of whom is Karen, a young female paramedic on her first tour of duty. Faced with life and death situations in the ambulance, Karen will either succeed in bringing her emotions and fears under control or fail, and be responsible for the death of a fellow soldier.
Noa survived a terrorist attack in which her boyfriend Udi was killed. Five years later, on her wedding day, Noa discovers Udi among the guests...
This program is supported by the Irma Horowitz Endowment Fund.