Films from Israel begin April 28 at Figge


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 3:02 pm
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Press release submitted by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

In celebration of Israel's 65th birthday films from Israel will be shown in the Figge Art Museum Auditorium, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, at 4 p.m. on Sundays, April 28, May 19, and June 16. Cost is $6 for adults and free for students.
The Matchmaker, April 28 -- In 1968 Haifa, a teenage boy gets a summer job with a Holocaust survivor who makes ends meet by brokering marriages and smuggling goods. Throughout the summer, the mysterious matchmaker takes the boy on a dangerous coming of age ride into the deepest underbelly of Haifa. Drama, 112 minutes-Hebrew with English subtitles.
Naomi, May 19 -- Ilan Ben Natan, a 58-year-old Astrophysics Professor, is obsessively in love with his young wife, Naomi. When Ilan discovers that his deepest fears have come true - Naomi has a lover - he is unable to control himself. He confronts the lover and commits a horrible act, the consequences of which will weigh heavily on his conscience. Drama, 90 minutes-Hebrew, Arabic and Russian with English subtitles.
Noodle, June 16 -- At 37, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been deported from Israel. The film is a touching comic-drama in which two human beings -- as different from each other as Tel Aviv is from Beijing -- accompany each other on a remarkable journey, one that takes them both back to a meaningful life. Drama, 100 minutes-Hebrew and Mandarin with English subtitles.
For information call 309-793- 3000 or aross@jfqc.org.

















 




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