Jewish Film Festival
Circumcise Me: It’s Not In Heaven preceded By: Waves of Freedom
“Is it hot in here, or am I the only one dressed for Poland in the 17th century?” Yisrael Campbell looks more like a rabbi than a stand-up comedian, but don’t let that fool you. This performer is seriously funny and his film portrait is a hilarious and moving story of one man’s quest for spiritual enlightenment against the bewildering backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Waves of Freedom
This eye-opening documentary recounts one of the strangest and craziest unknown war adventure stories of the post WWII period. Using recently discovered archives, it brilliantly retells the unforgettable story of how American volunteers got involved in trying to break the British blockade of Palestine in 1947. Their journeys and battles became one of the boldest and brashest chapters in the saga that led to the creation of the State of Israel.
Circumcise Me: It’s Not In Heaven - Israel, 2008, 48 min, NR, Directed By David Blumenfeld & Matthew Kalman
Waves of Freedom - Israel, 2008, 52 min, NR, Directed By Alan Rosenthal