Thursday, March 9

5:00 PM | The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel 
7:30 PM | One Week and a Day (Shavua Ve Yom)

5:00 PM | The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
Directed by Yonatan Nir
Israel, 2016, 82 min
Hebrew, English, German with English subtitles
Houston Premiere

He was friends with Albert Einstein and Mahatma Ghandi. He was wealthy, having inherited the most prominent department store in Berlin. Until recently, he was an enigma and largely forgotten.

Now we know he inspired the Kindertransport, financed a children’s settlement in Palestine, provided safe passage for Jewish refugees, and helped his 700 Jewish employees emigrate.

The filmmaker takes us on an adventure as he searches for the mysterious hero, and for the reasons he disappeared from history.

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7:30 PM | One Week and a Day (Shavua Ve Yom)

ALTERNATE LOCATION: Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH)
3400 Main Street, Houston 77002
Directed by Asaph Polonsky
Israel, 2016, 93 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Houston Premiere

This film, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, is a comedy about the way a couple copes with the death of their son.

When Eyal and his wife finish the week of shiva for their son, he enlists his young neighbor to join him in smoking his son’s medical marijuana. This stoned, odd duo sets out into the world, and Eyal begins to see the things in his life still worth living for.

A nuanced perspective on loss that is humorous, touching, and above all else, life-affirming. The film won five awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival, including Best Israeli Feature.

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$9 Member | $14 Public

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