Recommended by member Erica Sigmon.
The Israel Film Festival has shown more than 800 features films, documentaries, television dramas and short films to roughly 900,000 film enthusiasts. What makes this annual event so unique is that is plays in Los Angeles, New York and Miami—a rarity on the film festival circuit. Since debuting in 1981 with just half a dozen movies, the festival has become one of the nation's leading foreign film festivals and the largest showcase for Israeli films in the United States as well as a launching pad for several notable U.S. premieres.
The extraordinary collection of stylish cinema, gripping dramas, thought-provoking documentaries and offbeat comedies, including all seven Israeli films that have been nominated for Academy Awards, appeal to everyone from the most discerning film critic to family audiences. Festival-goers are treated to a bird's eye view of spotlight premieres in post-screening Q&As with the filmmakers.
For a complete list of films and schedule, click here.
When: December 5-13, 2009
Where: SVA Theaters, 333 W. 23rd St, off 8th Avenue.