Wanderlust: Lesley Hazleton | Heather Booth: Changing The World (DOUBLE FEATURE)
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Wanderlust: Lesley Hazleton | Heather Booth: Changing The World (DOUBLE FEATURE)

WANDERLUST: LESLEY HAZLETON

2017, Belgium | Flemish, English | 45 minutes

Sunday January 28, 2018 | 1:00 PM

Eclipse Theaters

Lesley Hazleton is a British-American author whose work focuses on "the vast and volatile arena in which politics and religion intersect.” She was based in Jerusalem from 1966 to 1979 and in New York City from 1979 to 1992, when she moved to a floating home in Seattle, originally to get her pilot's license, and became a U.S. citizen. Belgian-Polish philosopher, Alicja Gescinska, interviews Hazleton in this captivating documentary series from Belgium public television.

Hosted by: Black Mountain Institute and The Believer Magazine

Moderated by: Kellen Braddock, Deputy Director, Black Mountain Institute and Publisher, The Believer Magazine with Lesley Hazleton

HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD

2016, USA | English | 61 minutes

Sunday January 28, 2018 | 3:00 PM

Heather Booth is the most influential person you never heard of. Through her life and work this film explores many of the most pivotal moments in progressive movements that altered our history over the last fifty years: from her involvement with Freedom Summer Project, to her founding of the JANE Underground in 1964, to her personal relationships with respected leaders such as Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Hosted by: PLAN of Southern Nevada and Nevada’s Women’s Film Festival

Moderated by: Director Lilly Rivlin with Heather Booth

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The famed Hungarian actress of Hollywood’s Golden Era was also the brilliant inventor behind the scientific discoveries that led to the development of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS communications. Hedy Lamarr starred in 35 films over her career. Her timeless beauty overshadowed her significant scientific contributions to humanity--until now.

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1945
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

1945

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1945

2017, Hungary | Hungarian with English subtitles | 91 minutes

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Brenden Theatres Palms Casino Resort

Hosted by: Jewish Community Center                                                                       

Moderated by: Mark Hall-Patton, Museum Administrator, Clark County Museum System

Director Ferenc Török paints a complex picture of a society trying to come to terms with the recent horrors they’ve experienced, perpetrated, or just tolerated for personal gain. A superb ensemble cast, lustrous black and white cinematography, and historically detailed art direction contribute to an eloquent drama that has riveted film critics and global audiences.

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A Place of Hope | Pista (DOUBLE FEATURE)
Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

A Place of Hope | Pista (DOUBLE FEATURE)

Hosted by: Dam Short Film Festival

Moderated by: Barbara Tabach, Project Manager, UNLV Oral History Research Center with Ben Huber and Joshua Abbey, Directors, and featured Holocaust Survivors Henry Kronberg, Ben Lesser and Stephen “Pista” Nasser

Two original 30-minute documentaries about the activities of Las Vegas-based Holocaust Survivors. A PLACE OF HOPE details the Temple Beth Sholom initiative under the direction of Henry Kronberg to build a memorial garden in honor of the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto. Ben Lesser is also featured.

PISTA is a profile of Stephen “Pista” Nasser who has given over 1000 lectures to schools and community groups fulfilling his promise to his brother who died in his arms just before the Allied liberation.

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Look About You
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Look About You

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Hosted by: Jewish National Fund & Friends of Israel Gospel Ministries

Moderated by: Janet Wellish, Board President JNF with Ty Perry, G'sherim Trainer FIGM

LOOK ABOUT YOU

2018, Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 81 minutes

Social unrest sends a family into the heart of Israeli society--a society in turmoil, mired in conflict, never-ending questions and concerned about the future of the children. Squeezed in a tiny RV, they meet and live with people from all walks of life, teetering between hope and despair, collecting the slivers of an ancient dream from among the fragments of contemporary reality.

 

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One Night in Anzeria | Ben-Gurion: Epilogue (DOUBLE FEATURE)
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

One Night in Anzeria | Ben-Gurion: Epilogue (DOUBLE FEATURE)

ONE NIGHT IN ANZERIA

2017, Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 70 minutes

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 1:00 PM

Hosted by: Israeli American Council

Moderated by: Nir Caspi, former Israeli Navy SEAL

Nir Caspi, a former member of the elite naval unit Shayetet 13, is a survivor and hero of one of the most deadly operations in the history of Israel’s Navy. In a story of fearless determination and the resilience of the Israeli spirit, Caspi later finds great success as an entrepreneur.

BEN-GURION: EPILOGUE

2016, Israel/France | English, Hebrew with subtitles | 70 minutes

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 3:00 PM

Hosted by: Israeli American Council

Moderated by: Nir Caspi, former Israeli Navy SEAL

A six-hour interview with David Ben-Gurion emerges from the obscurity of an archive where it was left unrecognized for decades. Ben-Gurion was 82 years old and lived in the Negev desert, remote from all political discourse, which allowed him a perspective on the Zionist enterprise, and a surprising vision for the future of Israel.

 

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Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

Hosted by: Vegas PBS and Neon Museum

Moderated by: Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries Claytee D. White, Director, Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries, with Obba Babatunde, Actor, and Sam Pollard, Director (via Skype.)

Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

2017, USA | English | 100 minutes

Featuring new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novak, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film and concert, this exhilarating addition to the American Masters series explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s.

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