Opening Night Gala!
Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The brightest stars in the Chicago community will be out to celebrate the start of the 2013 Festival, and you'll want to join them. The evening will begin with a fun Hagashash Hahiver-themed cocktail and light supper reception at 6:15 p.m., followed by the screening of Shemi Zarhin's latest film, The World is Funny at
7 p.m. and dessert at 9:15 p.m.
The evening is hosted by Israel Cancer Research Fund.
Buffet by Garden Fresh Market.
Cocktails by Heaven Hill Distilleries.
Dessert by North Shore Bakery.
Dietary laws observed.
When & Where
Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) is an annual October-November film festival with several outreach events throughout the year. Its mission is to share a love and appreciation of Israeli culture with the Jewish community and the community at large through the magic of film. In 2014, screenings will take place at at the AMC Northbrook Court in Northbrook IL, and at the famed Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Shown are Israel's most current, internationally award-winning feature films, documentaries and shorts, with guest appearances by Israeli filmmakers, film scholars, film critics and other film experts. The CFIC is quickly evolving as a catalyst for multicultural dialogue as many of the same racial, ethnic, religious and social groups represented in Israel and in Israeli films also reside locally. The CFIC has applied for 501(c)3 nonprofit organization status. To learn more about films, special guests, tickets, donations and more, go to http://israelifilmchi.org