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About the Film:

Winner of Best Narrative Feature at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, KEEP THE CHANGE follows David, an upper-class charmer who leads a very comfortable life until he is mandated to attend a support group for adults with disabilities. There, he is forced to come to terms with his own high-functioning autism and his resentment being singled out as different. At the group, he meets Sarah, a quirky, outgoing woman whose optimism initially irks David. As they forge a bond and their relationship deepens, Sarah challenges him to embrace his idiosyncrasies. An endearing and naturalistic, romantic comedy about navigating the difficulties of a relationship, KEEP THE CHANGE portrays an underrepresented community with authenticity, optimism and charm. Variety called it, “An ode to self-discovery and acceptance that’s as funny as it is sweet.”

Plays with: THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTER (short)

KeepTheChange poster

Film Details:

Director: Rachel Israel
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 94m
Year: 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy
IMDB

Subjects:

  • Autism
  • Disabilities

Rating/Warning: PG-13 (language, sex. Rec 15+)

Sponsors:

Community Partners: Congregation Beth Shalom, Jewish Family Service of Seattle

About the Film:  FacebookRSVPFinal2018

LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY views Israel through the eyes of society's best and funniest observers: stand-up comedians. For fifteen years, Avi Liberman has been taking fellow American comedians of different backgrounds to Israel.  As they tour and perform across the country, some are deeply affected, overcome by the spiritual significance of Biblical and historic sites; others are wildly irreverent. The hilarious Craig Robinson memorably recounts his failed attempts to pick up girls in Hebrew. Blending unscripted off-the-cuff travel buddy jokes, stage antics, awkward cultural encounters, and backstage observations, LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY is a comedy road paved with comedy gold.

Born in Israel, raised in Texas, Liberman's tours feature 30 renowned comedians (i.e., Gary Gulman, Craig Robinson, Ray Wood Jr., Dan Naturman, and Dwight Slade) doing 100 shows, selling over 20,000 tickets for charity.

Special Event: Matzoh Momma Brunch

Special Guest:

Dwight Slade comedian-sm



Comedian Dwight Slade
began his comedy career at the tender age of 13 in Houston, Texas when he and friend Bill Hicks began writing jokes to try out on friends. Soon they were defying their parent's curfew and riding their bikes to open mikes. Slade has appeared on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show and HBO's "Best of the US Comedy Arts Festival." Slade went to Israel in 2007 with Director and comedian Avi Liberman. He says it had a profound impact on his life. IMDB

 

Land of Milk and Funny poster

Film Details:

Director: Avi Liberman
Country: USA/Israel
Language: English
Running Time: 80m
Year: 2016
Genre: Documentary

Subjects:

  • Road Trip
  • Israeli Troups
  • Comedy Tour

Rating/Warning: PG (language)

 
Sponsors:

Susan and Ted Klastorin
Event Sponsors: Matzoh Momma Catering | Pip and Miriam Meyerson
Community Partner: Temple B'nai Torah

 

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Steve and Chuma, two small-time “protection” collectors for a Jerusalem crime ring, find themselves the sole survivors of a terrorist attack at a restaurant they were in the middle of shaking down. Later, while giving thanks at the Western Wall, Steve grabs a prayer note from a crevice between two stones and tells Chuma their survival is a sign from G-d they should quit the mob. Chuma agrees, but believes they must also fulfill the wish in the stolen note. Thus begins the pair’s comedic and touching journey of wish fulfillment as partners-in-crime turn into angels-in-arms and vow to change their ways. They return to the Wall over and over again to find worthy prospects for tough-guy benevolence. This is  the first feature film for hit-makers Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon, acclaimed writers of several big Israeli TV hits (i.e., Scarred, Asfur), who co- wrote and star in this delightful caper.

Special Event: Tom Douglas Dessert Party.

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Film Details:

Director: Oded Raz
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew w/subtitles 
Running Time: 100m
Year: 2017
Genre: Comedy/Drama
IMDB

Subjects:

  • Buddy Film 
  • Comedy

Rating/Warning: PG-13, vilolence

Presenting Sponsors:

Martin Selig and Catherine Mayer

Sponsors:

Event Sponsor: Tom Douglas Restaurants
Additional Event Sponsors: Sholom Teas, Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters

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