Doors Open 6 pm for Optional Sit-Down Dinner
Movie Starts at 7:15 pm
Director Samuel Maoz’s powerful drama is surrounded by controversy: the Israeli Government tried to prevent it being shown. The story told in three parts, is built around an Israeli family, their son serving in the army on the border with Palestine, his death, and the aftermath. This unique and strong film grapples with the quagmire of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It depicts the out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality of Israel’s civilian citizens. It also delves into the boredom, and banal prejudices that spring up on the front line, and in doing so was accused of being anti-Israeli. It is an anti-war but pro-people story, and there’s no mistaking Maoz’s anger at his country for sending soldiers to die for questionable politics. It is a superior piece of cinema which has won worldwide acclaim.