APPLES FROM THE DESERT

Dir. Arik Lubetzky, Matti Harari (90min, Israel, 2014)
Hebrew with English Subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Rebecca Abravanel is the only daughter of an Orthodox family living in Jerusalem. Unhappy with her strict upbringing, Rebecca secretly opens herself to the secular world. At first her transgressions are relatively minor: she peeks in on Israeli dance classes, and eventually joins the co-ed sessions at the beckoning of a cute boy.

Eventually, she runs away with him to a desert kibbutz. Her parents struggle with the repercussions, and Rebecca, too, finds secular life more complicated than she had anticipated. Based on the bestselling book by Savyon Leibrecht, who also contributed the screenplay.

Co-presented by Center for Israel Studies, American University and GW Feminist Student Union.

Sunday, February 22, 3:00 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

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Sunday, February 22, 6:00 pm
JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville)
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD
*Open to everyone, but specifically arranged for teen groups
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Sunday, March 1, 12:30 pm
American University’s Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
(McKinley Building)
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington DC
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Preview
Trailer coming soon!
Speaker & Events
Noa Meir, Director of the Israel Action Center at JCRC of Greater Washington, will be introducing the March 1 screening.
Bio
Arik Lubetzky is a director and screenwriter of feature films and television series. His TV series Youthful Dreams was successfully screened on France 2 and two of his feature films, Valentina’s Mother and Little Simico’s Great Fantasy.

 

Matti Harari directed The Last Suspect and Black Jack previously.