Maya Zinshtein and Abie Troen, the filmmakers behind ‘Til Kingdom Come, spoke with Solzy at the Movies this week about the film. ‘Til Kingdom Come is going to be one of the most important films you see this year. Where Kings of Capitol Hill focuses on AIPAC, ‘Til Kingdom Come focuses on the strange bedfellows between Christian evangelicals and Israelis. Both films are from Israeli filmmakers and if you ask me, they are required viewing…"Maya Zinshtein, Abie Troen talk ‘Til Kingdom Come"
Kings of Capitol Hill is an eye-opening look at the history of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its role in American politics. AIPAC was founded in order to support a strategic alliance between the US and Israel. The large majority of the founders were Jewish Democrats. Eighty percent of Jews had been Democrats for decades and many had been politically involved. Some came into leadership positions because of American involvement in the Vietnam…"DOC NYC 2020: Kings of Capitol Hill"
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is the documentary that tells the story of the underdog team that shook the hearts of Jews across the globe. It wasn’t just that Team Israel grabbed the hearts of Jewish baseball fans but they were never expected to go as far as they did. When Team Israel won the qualifier over Great Britain in 2016 and advanced to the the 2017 World Baseball Classic, MLB reporter Jonathan…"Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel Swings For The Fences"
The Women’s Balcony is a feel-good, crowd-pleasing comedy that depicts what happens when extremism and traditional values collide in a Jewish community. Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon from a screenplay written by Shlomit Nehama , the Israeli comedy stars Orna Banai, Itzik Cohen, Einat Sarouf, Igal Naor, Evelin Hagoel, Aviv Alush, Yafit Asulin, Sharona Elimelech, Herzl Tobey, and Haim Zanati. This was Banai’s first big role in Israeli cinema and she was nominated for an Ophir…"The Women’s Balcony is A Feel-Good, Crowd-Pleasing Comedy"
The Wedding Plan is an Israeli comedy that provides for some fresh twists in the romantic comedy genre. Written and directed by Rama Burshtein, the film stars Noa Koler, Amos Tamam, Oz Zehavi, Irit Sheleg, Ronny Merhavi, Dafi Alpern, Karin Serrouya, Erez Drigues, Oded Leopold, Udi Persi and Jonathan Rozen. The film is in Hebrew with English subtitles. Burshtein’s second feature takes a look at the subjects of love, marriage, and faith as Koler stars…"The Wedding Plan: Israeli Comedy isn’t typical Rom-Com"
Heading Home, a documentary on the Israeli team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, is turning to Kickstarter to raise funding so that they can follow Team Israel in Seoul, South Korea, this March. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger are Ironbound Films and they were able to raise the funds they needed to follow Team Israel as many of the players visited the Jewish state for the first time. “Without our supporters…"Heading Home: Documentary turns to Kickstarter"