11th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ
Carmike Rialto Theater
250 East Broad Street, Westfield
Plenty of seating...screening in two auditoriums!
All films at 7:30 p.m.
Apples from the Desert
Thursday, October 15 ∙ 7:30 p.m.
Director: Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzky
Country: Israel, 2014
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Running Time: 96 minutes
Watch the Apples from the Desert trailer here.
Underwritten by Gitterman & Associates Wealth Management, LLC/Elias and Sue Rauch
The rebellious teenage daughter of ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents, Rebecca Abarbanel journeys into the secular world. She is an only child, living a cloistered existence in Jerusalem with her strictly religious Sephardic parents. Unhappy with the restrictive traditions of home and community, she secretly breaks taboos and attends dance classes where she forms a relationship with a secular kibbutznik. Suspicious and angry in the face of Rebecca’s growing acts of rebellion, her strict father reacts by setting in motion a pre-arranged marriage to an older widower. After Rebecca runs away from home, the family conflict culminates in a moment of truth, forcing them to confront their beliefs and one another. Nominated for three Israeli Academy Awards, Apples from the Desert is a timeless and moving tale of tradition versus modernity as well as love and reconciliation.
San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2015 - Special Jury Award Winner
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2015 - Audience Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature
$12 JCC Member/Senior 62+/Student
$14 General Public
At the Door:
$15 General Admission (for all ages)
1 ticket for each film
$55 JCC Member/Senior 62+/Student
$65 General Public
Questions? Film Festival Hotline: (908) 889-8800 x208. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.
Look forward to another five films in Spring 2016!
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