20th Annual Film Festival
The Last Cyclist is the 2016 Audience Choice Award Winner!
Thank you to all who attended and supported this year's film festival.
See below for more upcoming films.
Any film shown in a language other than English will have subtitles.
$7 online; $10 at door.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7 pm
Zale Auditorium - Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230
Comedy, drama - 2011
Director: Joseph Cedar
The film was an Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
Footnote is the tale of a great rivalry between a father and son. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. Meanwhile his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition.
Then one day, the tables turn. When Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son, Uriel, is thrilled to see his father's achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his father's. Will he sabotage his father's glory?
Footnote is the story of insane academic competition, the dichotomy between admiration and envy for a role model, and the very complicated relationship between a father and son.
of Israel to the Southwest United States.
For more information, please contact Producer Rachelle Weiss Crane at 214-239-7128 or [email protected].