Movie Mavens

All Films Shown on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

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A small donation may be requested to cover distributor fees

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Sunday December 6, 9:45am

In this intense courtroom drama, Viviane Amsalem faces an uphill five-year battle as she seeks a divorce from her intractable spouse, who opposes the dissolution of the marriage — and holds all the cards under Israeli law.

Budrus
Sunday, January 24, 9:45 am

Documentarian Julia Bacha delves into the fraught world of Palestinian-Israeli relations in this amazing account of one family’s leadership of a movement to prevent Israel’s Separation Barrier from slicing the Palestinian village of Budrus in half.

The Other Son
Sunday, February 21, 9:45 am

While preparing to enter the Israeli military for his compulsory service, young Joseph Silberg learns he was accidentally switched at birth with the son of an Arab couple from the West Bank — a shocking revelation that sends both families reeling.

My So Called Enemy
Sunday, March 13, 9:45 am

In July 2002, 22 Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls came to the U.S. to participate in a women’s leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. “My So Called Enemy” is about six of the program participants and how they reconcile their transformative experience in the program with the realities of life back home in the Middle East over the next seven years. What unfolds is an emotionally-charged film about the human consequences of all conflicts–as seen through the eyes of the six young women.

Woman in Gold
Sunday, May 15, 9:45 am

Six decades after World War II, Jewish octogenarian Maria Altmann begins a quest to reclaim the artwork confiscated from her family by the Nazis — including a famed Gustav Klimt masterpiece.

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