Melting Away

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Director: Doron Eran Year: 2012 Genre: Drama Language: Hebrew Runtime: 90 Minutes STORYLINE When Assaf’s parents discover that the teen is secretly cross-dressing, they throw him out of the house hoping that their tough love policy will make him rethink his gender identity.  Instead, Assaf leaves home and becomes Anna, a singer in a gay […]

Yossi

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Director: Eytan Fox Year: 2012 Genre: Drama Language: Hebrew Runtime: 96 min Official Website STORYLINE Ten years after Yossi and Jagger, the tragic love story of two IDF officers serving in Lebanon, director Eytan Fox returns to find out what has happened with Yossi. Dr. Yossi Hoffman has become a valued and dedicated cardiologist, often […]

The Queen Has No Crown

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Director: Tomer Heymann Year: 2011 Genre: Documentary Language: Hebrew, English Runtime: 82 min Official Website STORYLINE “The Queen Has No Crown” is Tomer Heymann’s poignant meditation on family, loss, and the mental maps of homelessness. The film navigates the intimate lives of 5 brothers and their mother, as they experience the pains of exile and […]

Gay Days

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Director: Yair Qedar Year: 2009 Genre: Documentary Language: Hebrew Runtime: 71 min Official Website STORYLINE Gay Days (Hazman Havarod) chronicles the evolution of the GLBT rights movement in Israel, from 1985 until 1998. It’s a personal story told through the eyes of Yair Qedar, the editor of the GLBT paper, The Pink Times. The film begins […]

Jerusalem is proud to present

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Director: Nitzan Giladi Year:2008 Genre: Documentary Language: Hebrew, English, Arabic Runtime: 82min STORYLINE The international World Pride event, planned for Jerusalem in 2006, is disrupted by orthodox Jews, evangelical Christians, and conservative Muslims, who are united by their dislike of LGBT events in the city they consider holy. The film  follows the lives of members […]

Antarctica

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Director: Yair Hochner Year: 2008 Genre: Drama Language: Hebrew Runtime: 112 min Official Website STORYLINE In a light-hearted comedic fashion, Omer is miserable because he’s about to turn 30 and he hasn’t found love or his true purpose in life.  However, he’s not really looking very hard.  He prefers to lose himself among the stacks […]

Eyes Wide Open

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Director: Haim Tabakman Year: 2009 Genre: Drama Language: Hebrew Runtime: 93 min STORYLINE Aaron, a respected butcher and a family man in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, leads a conservative life of community devotion and spiritual dedication. Aaron’s life undergoes a series of emotional changes following the arrival of a young apprentice to his […]

Deep Red

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Director: Eddie Tapero Year: 2009 Genre: Short Language: Hebrew Runtime: 19min Official Website STORYLINE In this edgy short, Gur and Yuval will stop at nothing to make enough money for a fresh start in Berlin. As they approach their goal, the tension is growing between the two, until an unexpected event causes Gur to question […]

That’s Gila, That’s Me

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Director: Alon Weinstock Year: 2010 Genre: Documentary Language: Hebrew Runtime: 73min Official Website STORYLINE The fascinating life story of Gila Goldstein, one of the first Israeli transgender women and a Tel Aviv icon turned living legend. Gila was born as Avraham Goldstein in the 50’s in downtown Haifa. A soccer player in Maccabi Haifa in […]