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ON THE MAP


Saturday January 14, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Brenden Theatres, Palms Casino Resort
2015, Israel | English and Hebrew with English Subtitles | 78 minutes
Co-presented by: Israeli American Council
Moderated by: Director, Dani Menkin and Executive Producer Ori Eisen


The true story of the 1977 Maccabi Tel-Aviv Basketball team that made history by beating the Soviet Red Army team and winning their first European title. The "miracle on hardwood" put the State of Israel on the map in international sports and elevated Jewish pride around the world.
the juggler

THE JUGGLER


Sunday January 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
1953, USA | 84 minutes
Co-presented by: Jewish National Fund
Pre-recorded Greeting by: Michael Douglas (pending)
Moderated by: JNF Speaker, Robert Feldman



Fighting demons and survivor's guilt in post-World War II Israel, German entertainer Hans Muller (Kirk Douglas) is trying to start a new life after surviving the Holocaust. THE JUGGLER is being presented in honor of Kirk Douglas� 100th birthday.
Kirk Douglas Tribute Video


Women's Balcony

THE WOMEN'S BALCONY


Thursday January 19, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Cinemark Theatres, South Point Hotel and Casino
2016, Israel | Hebrew with English Subtitles | 96 minutes
Moderated by: Rabbi Sanford Akselrad and Rabbi Menachem Moscovitz


An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gendered rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.


And When I Die

AND WHEN I DIE, I WON'T STAY DEAD


Friday January 20, 2017 | 1:00 PM
Nevada State College

Saturday January 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus

2015, USA | 90 minutes
Moderated by: Poet, Jack Hirschman and Clark County Poet Laureate, Bruce Isaacson


Contemporaries and devotees recall brilliant but largely unheralded Black, Jewish, Beat poet Bob Kaufman (1925-1986) in this rich documentary tribute to a singular individual. The film also features San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman who will co-moderate the screenings.


Marvin Hamlisch

MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE


Sunday January 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
2013, USA | 85 minutes
Co-presented by JCCSN Jewish University
Moderated by: President and CEO of The Smith Center, Myron G. Martin



Follow the remarkable career of composer, conductor, genius, and mensch; Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012) who earned four Grammys, four Emmys, three Oscars, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award, and a Pulitzer Prize before his untimely death, making him one of only two PEGOT winners ever.


Rock in the Red Zone

ROCK IN THE RED ZONE


Thursday January 26, 2017 | 7:00 PM
UNLV, Alpha Epsilon Phi House
Sperling, Kronberg, Mack Holocaust Resource Center
2015, Israel | English and Hebrew with English Subtitles | 87 minutes
Moderated by: Jewish Agency Israeli Fellow, Rebecca Avera

On the edge of Israel's Negev Desert near the Gaza Strip lies Sderot. Despite being pummeled for years by Hamas missiles, this resilient community perseveres and thrives through the strength of their diverse cultural roots and a vibrant local music scene.


aidas secrets

AIDA'S SECRETS


Saturday January 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
2015, Israel, Germany, USA | English and Hebrew with English Subtitles | 90 minutes
Moderated by: Director, Alon Schwartz (pending)


Family secrets, lies, high drama and generations of contemporary history unspool in this international story that begins with World War II and concludes with an emotional 21st-century family reunion where profound consequential truths are discovered.


Sandstorm movie

WRESTLING JERUSALEM


Sunday January 29, 2017 | 1:00 PM
Adelson Educational Campus
2016, USA | 93 minutes
Moderated by: Director, Dylan Kussman


Adapted for film from his one man play, writer-actor Aaron Davidman embodies seventeen different characters in and around the sacred city of Jerusalem as he takes us on an eye-opening journey into the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian story. Exploring universal questions of identity and human connection, the film entreats audiences to question their pre-existing ideas.


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