Opening Night Sponsored by the Jacob & Charlotte Lehrman Foundation


Dirs. Joseph Madmony Boaz Yehonatan Yacov | 104 min
Narrative Israel 2018
Hebrew with English subtitles DC Premiere

Wednesday, May 810:45 PM AFI Silver Theatre

Wednesday, May 2212:15 AM Bethesda Row Cinema Encore

One of the leading lights of contemporary Israeli cinema, Joseph Madmony (Restoration), returns for this spiritually rousing, emotionally intelligent story of exhilaration and faith.

Menachem is a middle-aged single father struggling to finance his six-year-old daughter’s medical treatment with his meager income as a grocery clerk. He had fronted a rock n’ roll band until personal tragedies prompted his retirement from music, and the adoption of a devoted Hasidic practice that set him apart from his old friends.

Playing music promises to be more lucrative than stocking shelves, but would a return to singing be compatible with a life of worship?


Festivals and Awards

  • 2018, Toronto International Film Festival

Genres and Topics





Print Source

Menemsha Films
Ben Saari

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Pricing Tier

Tier C
Encore Tier A


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The main house for this event SOLD OUT. However, a second theater with limited seating has been added for Opening Night; both houses will play simultaneously and be followed by a reception.

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This event finished on May 22, 2019.

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