Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia: Entertainment Meets Education
Back for its 24th year is Philadelphia’s annual Israeli Film Festival. This event serves as a celebration of Israeli culture through the medium of film. While amusing spectators is one goal of the festival, another aim is to enrich the American vision of Israeli culture through the revealing content of select movies. This combination of entertainment and information sets the Israeli Film Festival apart as a unique experience.
A number of feature films and documentaries were selected this season in an attempt to showcase a diverse and impartial reflection of the state of Israel. A wide array of film genres are represented including dramas, comedies, and documentaries. A few of these pictures have even garnered awards and wide recognition both in Israel and abroad.
A variety of films will be playing all month. Those next on the slate include:
- The Rabbi from Hezbollah – Playing Saturday, March 14th at Gratz College
- Kosher Beach – Playing Sunday, March 15th at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
- The Other Story – Playing Tuesday, March 17th at Fischer-Bennet Hall at UPenn
For a full list of upcoming movies and details on when and where to watch them, click here.