30th ANNIVERSARY ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL
AUGUST 3, 2016 | 7:30 PM
AHRYA FINE ARTS THEATER
8556 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Join our family of sponsors for
an exclusive sneak preview screening of
ON THE MAP
An inspiring new documentary about the underdog Israeli basketball team that toppled a giant and brought hope to a country in turmoil.
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
Writer-Director DANI MENKIN
ON THE MAP | Running time: 85 minutes
Writer | Director | Producer DANI MENKIN
Producer JON WEINBACH
Executive Producer ROBERTA GROSSMAN
Executive Producer NANCY SPIELBERG
Still demoralized after the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel was hungry for a collective uplifting event. “On the Map,” a fast moving, emotional and awe-inspiring documentary, recounts the story of how one Tel Aviv team no one thought could win toppled the four-time defending European Champions and put Israel firmly on the map. Featuring interviews with the Jewish-American athletes who made history, “On the Map” combines the pulse-pounding action of a high-stakes game with an incendiary political situation at the height of the Cold War to deliver a film that honors Israeli heroes, thrills fans of the game and captures the spirit of a nation triumphant and victorious against all odds.
Plus award – winning short film!
AN AVERAGE STORY
AN AVERAGE STORY
| Running time: 17 minutes
Writer | Director YANIV SEGALOVICH
Producer KOBI AZRAN
Cast ITZIK GOLAN, SHANI KLEIN, ILAN HAZAN
Avi Cohen has just been informed that he is the most average Israeli alive. Overnight, he reluctantly becomes a national icon and instant celebrity. With his wife’s enthusiastic urging, they translate the situation into a business venture that goes surprisingly awry.
A dessert reception will follow the screening.
EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR BENEFIT
The sponsor screening is available to new and returning sponsors of the 30th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL, which will open with our Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 9th, 2016 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills.
RSVP BY AUGUST 2nd | SEATING IS LIMITED
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