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INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SERIES

Underwritten by Riva Gambert in memory of Sam Pitluck Z"L.

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SERIES
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SERIES

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2024, 12:00 AM PDT – Mar 22, 2024, 11:59 PM PDT

Streaming on Eventive

About the Event

The International Short Film Series is underwritten by Riva Gambert in memory of Sam Pitluck Z"L. 

HAIRCUT  - Comedy / Israel / Hebrew with English subtitles / 2022 / 10 minutes 

Shlomi the hairdresser wants his son David to go to the most religious high school in the town, headed up by a famous rabbi whom everyone reveres. But when the rabbi's son enters the salon one day and gets the wrong haircut, Shlomi realizes he may have ruined his boy's chances forever.

IN THE GARDEN OF TULIPS - Drama / USA / Persian with English subtitles / 2023 / 14 minutes 

Amidst the 1988 Iran-Iraq war, Caroline takes a car ride with her father to the Iranian countryside of Birjand. A story of triumph for all diasporic people whose narrative has been imbued with what it means to leave your home. Based on a true story.

IRIT BARDUGO'S BAR MITZVAH - Comedy / Israel / Hebrew with English subtitles / 2022 / 14 minutes

Irit Bardugo's only son has reached bar mitzvah age, and she's planning a synagogue celebration the likes of which the neighborhood has never seen. Even when everything goes wrong, Irit is not going to give in without a fight.

THE BOY - Drama / Israel / Hebrew with English subtitles / 2023 / 25 minutes

Avinoam and Barak, father and son from a Kibbutz bordering the Gaza strip, are forced to deal with another round of rockets and combat, each in their own way. One night, Barak reaches a boiling point and Avinoam is forced to absorb the heat. 

On Saturday, October 7th, in the early morning, Hamas terrorists burst into Yahav's family bedroom in Kibbutz Kfar Aza in the south of Israel. Yahav tried with all his strength to block the terrorists, allowing his wife, Shaylee, and their one-month-old daughter, Shaya, to escape. Shortly afterward, Yahav was murdered in cold blood. Shaylee defended baby Shaya, with no food or water, for 27 hours until they were rescued.

Please help provide solace and support to the grieving family of filmmaker Yahav Winner. Your donations go directly to Yahav's widow, Shaylee, and baby, Shaya, as they navigate life after his tragic loss. Stand with us in solidarity against terror and contribute to a brighter future for this shattered family.

International: https://gofund.me/dda2e830

THE CARETAKER - Drama / Germany / German with English subtitles / 2021 / 18 minutes

The inconspicuous caretaker of the city’s largest museum has a special, silent connection to art (and the creators of art). When his world is torn apart by the merciless Gleichschaltung he risks everything to save some of the “degenerate” artworks from being confiscated by the Nazis.

THE NIGHT'S ALREADY GONE - Comedy, Drama / Israel / Hebrew with English subtitles / 2022 / 25 minutes

Einav, a band musician whose wife has left him and who is about to get fired for being unreliable, must get to a certain wedding venue by sunset, if he wants to keep his job. After his car breaks down he finds himself hitching a ride in the dilapidated van of a bunch of "Nachman" Hassids, an encounter that will have unexpected consequences.

Also screening on February 26 with Spinoza: 6 Reasons for the Excommunication of the Philosopher, in-theatre only.

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