Virtual Cinema

We are teaming up with independent film distributors to bring you a Virtual Cinema featuring theatrical releases of films that were set to open in theater, right to your home, with half of the proceeds going to your favorite arthouse cinema (ahem, Cafritz Hall!).

Your “ticket” purchase will allow you to screen a new release (including brilliant new restorations of film classics) and support our mission during this temporary closure. Not sure how to stream on your TV? Visit our Streaming Tips page.

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FIG TREE

Film Club Pick. Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes her debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl’s harrowing coming of age.

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INCITEMENT

For the first time on screen and based on true events, Incitement chronicles the disturbing descent of a promising law student to an ultranationalist obsessed with murdering his country’s leader, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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CRESCENDO

Inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Academy-Award nominated director Dror Zahavi directs this gripping drama as a growing ‘crescendo’, rising the tension and conflicts until the last frame.

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DOG DOC

“A multilayered exploration of the love and devotion that animals inspire” (Hollywood Reporter), The Dog Doc presents high stakes and serious questions about our tendency to overmedicate–be it dogs or humans.

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FOURTEEN

Mara and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school. Over the course of a decade, the more stable Mara sometimes backs away to preserve herself, but never leaves behind her powerful childhood connection with Jo.

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KOSHER BEACH

Residents of a closed orthodox suburb in Tel Aviv frequent a gender-segregated stretch of seaside, closed off to the neighboring gay beaches. This insightful film explores the importance of this kosher beach.

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MENACHEM BEGIN: PEACE AND WAR

This stunning documentary commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt delivers a surprising and unfamiliar portrait of Israel’s sixth prime minister.

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MR. JONES

Agnieszka Holland’s thriller, set on the eve of world WWII, sees Hitler’s rise to power and Stalin’s Soviet propaganda machine pushing their “utopia” to the Western world. Meanwhile a young journalist seeks to uncover the truth.

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ONCE UPON A BOY

Ron is intelligent, charming and full of life, but every day, his movements are increasingly limited by cerebral palsy. The film follows this remarkable family’s struggles as the parents do everything in their power to raise three children.

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OUTDOORS

Film Club Pick. Gili and Yaara decide to leave the city and have a fresh start, building a house in the countryside. But while their dream house is being built, the foundations of their relationship slowly collapse.

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THERE ARE NO LIONS IN TEL AVIV

In 1935, Max Shorenstein left his honorable position as chief Rabbi of Copenhagen, to fulfill a longtime dream: to build a zoo in Tel Aviv and teach the local children about the love of animals.

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UP FROM THE STREETS

From Louis Armstrong to James Booker, New Orleans is known for its phenomenal musicians and vibrant music scene. Up From the Streets offers a look into the history of New Orleans music and its influence around the world.

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