The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Indianapolis is renowned for its thought-provoking, engaging, and inspiring film screenings. This year, the JCC is hosting a special Jewish Film Festival that veterans should not miss. The festival kicks off with MOUNTAIN, a Danish-Israeli co-production. This film follows the competition from jury day to the installation of the twelve winning structures in Union Square, New York City.
Cinematographer Dyanna Taylor will be present to discuss the making of the film. The film premiered at the DC GI Film Festival earlier this year and is now premiering on the West Coast at the GI Film Festival in San Diego. Director Dan Wolman is an experienced Israeli filmmaker whose films have been screened at Cannes, Venice, Berlin and many other film festivals, winning prizes and awards. The festival also features RABIN, IN HIS OWN WORDS, which won BEST DOCUMENTARY award at this season's Haifa International Film Festival. This film provides a first-hand account of Rabin's life told through family photos and movies by Rabin himself.
The 130th anniversary of the Aaron Temple in Trinidad, Colorado will be celebrated with a gala from June 21 to 23. During this event, attendees can watch the documentary RAISE THE ROOF. This film chronicles the competition from jury day, when a stellar cast of architects, academics and critics debate the merits of the 600 proposals. The festival also includes AN ACT OF DEFIANCE, a political thriller that captures a dark period in South Africa's recent history. Dutch filmmaker Jean van de Velde (The Silent Army) balances thrilling political drama with spectacular judicial intrigue while paying homage to those who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country. Finally, JUDAS, based on Amos Oz's best-selling novel, explores Judas Iscariot's betrayal of Jesus in a multi-level story that addresses anti-Semitism, the Jewish-Arab conflict, and the complex reality of Israel. Veterans have an amazing opportunity to explore diverse perspectives and gain insight into different cultures at the Jewish Film Festival in Indianapolis.
With its thought-provoking films and inspiring stories, this festival is sure to be an unforgettable experience. At this festival, veterans can explore films from around the world that offer unique perspectives on culture and history. From MOUNTAIN, which follows the competition from jury day to Union Square in New York City, to RABIN IN HIS OWN WORDS, which provides a first-hand account of Rabin's life told through family photos and movies by Rabin himself, there is something for everyone at this festival. Attendees can also celebrate the 130th anniversary of Aaron Temple in Trinidad, Colorado with RAISE THE ROOF, a documentary that chronicles the competition from jury day. Additionally, AN ACT OF DEFIANCE, a political thriller that captures a dark period in South Africa's recent history, and JUDAS, based on Amos Oz's best-selling novel, will be featured at this festival. The Jewish Film Festival in Indianapolis is an incredible opportunity for veterans to explore diverse perspectives and gain insight into different cultures.
With its thought-provoking films and inspiring stories, this festival is sure to be an unforgettable experience.