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.
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