Chicago Premiere!

Monday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. AMC Northbrook Court.
Hosted by Am Shalom.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. AMC Northbrook Court.
Hosted by North Shore Congregation Israel.

Sunday, Nov. 8, 3:00 p.m. AMC Northbrook Court.
Hosted by Temple Beth-El and JNF.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2:45 p.m. Marcus Chicago Heights Cinema.
Funded by a mini-grant from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. FREE ADMISSION.

96 minutes. 2014. Directors: Mati Harari and Arik Lubetski . With Moran Rosenblatt, Shlomi Koriat, Remonde Amsellem, Elisha Banai and Irit Kaplan. In Hebrew with English subtitles.  Genre: Feature film, drama, religion, family

Special Jury Award, San Diego JFF

Adapted from Savyon Liebrecht’s beautiful short story: the tale of a young woman, Rivkah, the only child of ultra-Orthodox parents living in Jerusalem. Restless and curious about life outside her traditional community, Rivkah is drawn to folk dancing. When her father becomes aware of her growing attraction to a secular man in the dance group, he reacts by arranging Rivkah’s marriage to an older Orthodox widower. This sets in motion Rivkah’s ultimate rebellion, an act that will test her and her parents’ commitment to tradition and to each other.

“With a precision and a subtle ferocity reminiscent of the work of Nadine Gordimer, Liebrecht’s stories reveal the impact of larger social and political conflicts within the private worlds of home and family.”

The Feminist Press

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