Due to circumstances beyond his--and our--control, you will now have to wait a little longer to hear from the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning creator of Homeland, Gideon Raff, who also originated, writes, directs and produces the popular Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War), currently seen on Hulu. (Mr. Raff promises to reschedule as soon as possible.) Instead on Oct. 5, we will be screening TWO OUTSTANDING ISRAELI FEATURE FILMS:
At 7 p.m.: Meni Yaesh's Cannes Film Festival winner
At 9:15 p.m.: Benny Torati's sensationall-soundtracked
BALLAD OF THE WEEPING SPRING
Tickets, $10 for each film, are available, above, and at the door.
Both screenings are generously hosted by Israel Bonds, JNF and American Technion Society.
Trailers can be viewed at http://israelifilmchi.org
We're sorry for any inconvenience this causes you, and look forward to seeing you at the Festival!
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Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) begins its 10th annual festival (October 28-November 8) with the January BeviEvent and several other 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 took place at at the AMC Northbrook Court in Northbrook IL, and at the famed Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Shown every year 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 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To learn more about upcoming films, special guests, tickets, donations and more, go to http://israelifilmchi.org