Monthly Screenings

Around the World: New York – The Big Apple

12 meetings, every other week, Sun., 10:00-13:30

Price: 685 NIS

The Big Apple – New York – the City and the Myth

Speaker (in Heb.): Allon Klebanoff

A Late Quartet

Dir.: Yaron Zilberman
| 105 minutes

The discovery of the terminal illness of one of the members of a world-renowned string quartet, will undermine the lives of the four; revealing a string of frustrations and tensions. A Late Quartet presents a dramatic narrative in an understated cinematic style. 

Manhattan – Woody Allen’s Unrelenting Love for New York

Speaker (in Heb.): Nissim Dayan 


Dir.: Woody Allen
| 96 minutes

Allen stars as a comedy writer in New York's bourgeois, intellectual milieu, who gets involved in a series of complicated relationships - with ex-wives, current lovers and friends. Another one of Allen's early bittersweets, with NYC shot gracefully and nostalgically in B&W. 

Winner or Loser – The Rise and Fall of a New York Hero

Speaker (in Heb.): Nitzan Horowitz


Dir.: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
| 96 minutes

Weiner is a tragedy-comedy documentary unveiling the behind the scenes of American politics. The result is a tremendous, funny, shocking, and unforgettable drama. 

Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1950s

Speaker (in Heb.): Rachel Esterkin 


Dir.: John Crowley
| 111 minutes

Eilis, an Irish immigrant, lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly finds a promise for a new life. When she visits her homeland, her sense of belonging envelops her. Now, she will have to choose between these two worlds. 

New York High Society: A Historical and Political Review

Speaker (in Heb.): Benjamin Freidenberg 

The Age of Innocence

Dir.: Martin Scorsese
| 133 minutes

A tale of lost love that takes us to the gaudy, opulent world of New York high society in the 1870s. An enchanting adaptation of Edith Wharton's great novel. 

New York, the City that Embraces Everyone

Speaker (in Heb.): Roni Yanovsky 

The Visitor

Dir.: Tom McCarthy
| 103 minutes

An apathetic economics professor goes back to New York to give a lecture. When he arrives at his small apartment, he discovers that illegal immigrants are living there. An unexpected friendship forms.

New York, the Musical Star

Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Odeya Kohen-Raz

42nd Street

Dir.: Lloyd Bacon
| 85 minutes

The definitive backstage musical gathers some of the great stars of the genre and includes some of the sensational production numbers of Busby Berkeley. 

Between Real Estate Sharks and Street Artists

Speaker (in Heb.): Yonit Kimchi 

Ruth & Alex

Dir.: Richard Loncraine
| 92 minutes

A long-time married couple tries to sell their New York apartment. Their real estate adventure leads to a series of encounters and dilemmas, at the end of which the two will have to make a decision. 

Spike Lee Does the Right Thing

Speaker (in Heb.): Ron Fogel 

Do the Right Thing

Dir.: Spike Lee
| 120 minutes

Spike Lee's powerful, sometimes comic look at racial prejudice in a predominantly black neighbourhood in Brooklyn. 

Three Façades of New York: Scorsese, Coppola, and Allen

Speaker (in Heb.): Erez Dvora 

New York Stories

Dir.: Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola, Woody Allen
| 123 minutes

A three segment film based on the participation of three of America's foremost directors and their shared passion: New York City. 

Crossing Delancey: From the Shtetl Kitchen to a Classic

Speaker (in Heb.): Ronit Vered 

The Sturgeon Queens

Dir.: Julie Cohen
| 52 minutes

For four generations, the Russ family has operated a thriving Lower East Side lox and herring emporium. Founded in 1914, Russ and Daughters has become synonymous with the New York Jewish experience. The documentary before us traces the history of this renowned establishment. 

The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Swindler

Speaker (in Heb.): Prof. Menahem Blondheim

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Dir.: Joseph Cedar
| 118 minutes

Norman Oppenheimer was a small time operator until he befriended a young Israeli politician. When the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman’s life dramatically changes. Joseph Cedar’s new film is a touching drama-comedy.