JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival in partnership with the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema present two films with facilitated discussion
On The Map
Directed by Dani Menkin
6–6:30 light refreshments will be served
It’s 1977. Memories of the Yom Kippur War are still fresh, and The Cold War a dark, constant presence with no diplomatic ties between Israel and the Soviet Union. So, when the powerhouse Soviet team is matched up against Maccabi Tel Aviv for the European Championship, Israel holds its breath and hopes against impossible odds. The new film takes its name from the unforgettable, triumphant after-game quote by Tal Brody, the captain of that team and an Israeli basketball hero, “We are on the map!” With archival footage, interviews with the players and observers like Bill Walton and former NBA Commissioner David Stern, this powerful documentary gives you a court side seat to a watershed moment in Israeli history.
(In Hebrew and English with English subtitles.)
The Kind Words
Directed by Shemi Zarhin
After their mother passes away, three Algerian-Israeli siblings, one spouse and the man they thought was their father, journey from Jerusalem to Paris and Marseilles to uncover the mystery of their births.
Winner of 6 Ophir Awards 2015, including Best Film, Director, Actor and Actress.
(In Hebrew and French with English subtitles.)
This program is fully funded thanks to the generosity of the Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. A Partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community