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Sunday, March 19

11:00 AM On the Map 
1:00 PM | Weiner

4:00 PM | Life, Animated 
7:30 PM | Closing Night: Mr. Predictable 

11:00 AM | On the Map

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
Directed by Dani Menkin
Israel, 2016, 85 min
English, Hebrew with English subtitles
Houston Premiere
Documentary

This is the story of Israel’s 1977 basketball team – the first team to bring the European Cup to Israel, just after the Yom Kippur War and the Munich Olympics.

When this ragtag team of Israelis and Americans won, Israel was placed firmly on the map. With incredible footage of 1970s Israel, the film features interviews with Bill Walton, David Stern, Tal Brody and the other athletes.

Told through the eyes of six American basketball players who joined Maccabi, On the Map honors Israeli heroes and mesmerizes fans of the game.

$9 Member | $14 Public | FREE for teens

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1:00 PM | Weiner

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
Directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg
USA, 2016, 100 min
English
Documentary

It’s 2013 and Anthony Weiner—still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier—is back in the spotlight as
he mounts an audacious comeback campaign for New York City mayor.

But it’s not long before history repeats itself. New sexting allegations leave Weiner and his aides scrambling to contain the damage.

Granted unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the political machine as it breaks down. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival.

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4:00 PM | Life, Animated

ALTERNATE LOCATION: The Emery/Weiner School
9825 Stella Link Rd, Houston 77025
Directed by Roger Ross Williams
Denmark, 2016, 89 min
English
Documentary

Based on Ron Suskind’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, this documentary follows Owen Suskind from age three, when he is diagnosed with autism, to age 23, when he learns to live on his own. At three, Owen stops speaking.

His joy is watching Disney films and it is through them that he begins to reconnect with the world. Through home movies, film clips, and scenes with Owen’s family and therapists, we watch as Owen progresses from his silent world to become a spokesperson for autistic individuals. Life, Animated has been nominated for an Oscar in Best Documentary Feature.

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7:30 PM | Closing Night 
Mr. Predictable

Closing Night Reception Follows the Film

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
Directed by Roee Florentin
Israel, 2016, 103 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Comedy

Before he went to fight in Lebanon, Adi’s father made five-year-old Adi promise to be a good, responsible boy. Adi helped his family, friends, military buddies, and wife, and they all exploited him.

His life changes, however, when Adi is misdiagnosed as having terminal cancer and literally runs into his polar opposite, an uninhibited dog walker named Natalia. While an inauspicious beginning for a relationship, Adi sees the world through her eyes and chooses a new direction for his life.

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Ellen and Daniel Trachtenberg

Sponsored by Isabelle and Eric Mayer
In honor of John Dreyfus

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