Upcoming Events

 

Apr
30
Mon
PJFF: The Cousin @ The Gershman Y
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
PJFF: The Cousin @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE
Drawing comparisons to Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning hit Get Out, THE COUSIN is an edge-of-your-seat genre-bender that examines the innate prejudices that exist within Israel today. Writer/director/star Tzahi Grad plays a liberal-leaning Israeli actor who hires Fahed (Ala Dakka), a well-intentioned Palestinian handyman, to work on his crumbling studio apartment. When a neighborhood teen reports to be the victim of a sexual assault, the day-to-day lives of Israeli locals is upended. Fahed was seen speaking to the girl earlier that morning and Grad wants to believe in Fahed’s innocence. However, the dubiousness of friends, family, and neighbors begins to wear the Israeli actor down, exposing his own dormant, xenophobic attitudes over his best intentions. This one is guaranteed to leave audiences talking!

May
14
Mon
PJFF Closing Night: Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel @ National Museum of American Jewish History
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
PJFF Closing Night: Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel @ National Museum of American Jewish History | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE in honor of Israel70
CineMondays concludes with bases loaded. HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL is a warm and inspiration documentary that celebrates the little team that could – and did – pave the way for future generations of Israeli ballplayers. Israel’s national baseball team, competing in the World Baseball Classic for the first time in history, proves that they are underdogs no longer. Their lineup includes Jewish American Major League players like ex-New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis, ex-Houston Astro Josh Zeid, and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnaway. With their famous Mensch on a Bench mascot, no one expected Team Israel to succeed but they take Israel and the world by storm as they bond over representing their homeland on the world stage.