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Dolphin Boy Palm Beach Premiere
Directed by: Dani Menkin and Yonatan Nir 2011; Israel; 72 minutes Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles

This is the tale of a parent's patient and tender love, and the friendship between a teenaged boy and the group of dolphins who helped him heal in a remarkable three-year journey of recovery. This is an award winning film featuring magnificent underwater footage and a truly inspiring story about the healing power of nature.

“Gentle yet bracing, "Dolphin Boy" is a documentary about recovery and rebirth, set amid the kibitzing porpoises of southern Israel, which brought a traumatized Arab boy back to life after an assault that left him mute and unreachable”Variety

“More grounded in simple observation than in fanciful theories, this effortlessly engaging story of sudden tragedy and halting recovery wisely focuses on the facts and leaves the wonder to the audience.” New York Times

“Subtle and brilliant” The Guardian UK

Tuesday July 22 at 7pm
Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418

Wednesday July 23 at 4pm
Movies of Delray, 7421 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, 33446

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Blumenthal
Palm Beach Premiere
Directed by: Seth Fisher 2013; USA; 86 minutes

There are many dysfunctional Blumen- thals in this screwball Jewish comedy: the recently deceased playwright, egotist Harold Blumenthal (played by Emmy award winning Brian Cox), his mentally and physically constipated brother Saul, and his neurotic nephew Ethan. Add to this meshugganah mix: Saul’s love-starved wife, Cheryl. An amusing first feature from the young writer/director, Seth Fisher, who also stars as the romance-challenged yet ever-likeable Ethan.

“A brisk Manhattan comedy!"
The Wall Street Journal

"It's like an early Philip Roth novel...lacerating, hilarious, and
surprisingly forgiving." The Boston Globe

“Fisher's efforts feel reminiscent of early Woody Allen”
Village Voice


Tuesday July 29 at 7pm
Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418


Wednesday July 30 at 4pm
Movies of Delray, 7421 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, 33446

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Hora 79 South Florida Premiere
Directed by: Eli Cohen 2013; Israel; 92 minutes Hebrew with English subtitles

Hora 79 wasn’t just any folk dancing company; it was the face of Israeli folk dancing. Following a traumatic event the group disbanded. As the years passed, the group became a legend among folk dancing aficionados. Now, thirty-three years later, the Karmiel Dance Festival is initiating a reunion of the troupe for a one-time performance—a tribute to Hebrew dance. The members of the group gather; some are still working, some are retired, some are excited, and some skeptical. The encounter brims with nostalgia, tension, and guilt. Will they make laughingstocks of themselves or will they be granted a return, if only for a moment, to their lost youth?

“Cohen's amazing directing talent and the zest of a group of mostly unprofessional actors who are folk-dancing enthusiasts make it worth seeing.” The Jewish Standard

Tuesday August 5 at 7pm
Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418

Wednesday August 6 at 4pm
Movies of Delray, 7421 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, 33446

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Dorfman in Love Palm Beach Premiere
Directed by: Bradley Leong 2011; USA; 97 minutes

Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman, Deb Dorfman (Sara Rue) desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love’s downtown L.A loft, her world changes forever. In seven days, she meets another man who appreciates her and she not only transforms the mess of a loft but also transforms the mess that is her life. Elliott Gould stars as Deb’s father

“A love letter to Los Angeles as told through the eyes of 27 year old Deb Dorfman. From an engaging cast to an exquisitely designed cinematic palette, DORFMAN IN LOVE celebrates not only the renaissance and revitalization of Los Angeles but of one’s own self.”
Moviesharkdeblore.com

Tuesday August 12 at 7pm
Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418

Wednesday August 13 at 4pm
Movies of Lake Worth, 7380 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, 33467

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The Jester Palm Beach Premiere
Directed by: Joseph Green & Jan Nowina-Przybylski 1937;
Poland; 90 minutes. Yiddish with new English subtitles

The Jester (Der Purimspiler) stars Warsaw Yiddish Art Theater founder Zygmunt Turkow as a soulful wanderer, along with (real life married New York actors) Hymie Jacobson as a circus performer and Miriam Kressyn as Esther the shoemaker's daughter. This 1937 Yiddish musical drama romance was filmed on location in Poland and offers a glimpse of Warsaw’s then-thriving Yiddish cabarets. New film restoration by the National Center for Jewish Film includes preservation of extremely rare, original color toning. From the directors of Yiddle With His Fiddle.

“A wistful romance that’s interspersed with songs but rooted in the wisecracks and banter of Yiddish culture.” The Village Voice

“An incomparable window into the world of Jewish Eastern Europe in the 1930s, where the rich folk-culture of the shtetl and ghetto meet the urbane sophistication of contemporary European society. Tap dancing, an old-fashioned Purim play, and a love scene in the park... The Jester truly has it all!” Hankus Netsky, Director, Klezmer Conservatory Band

Tuesday August 19 at 7pm
Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418

Wednesday August 20 at 4pm
Movies of Lake Worth, 7380 Lake Worth Rd,
Lake Worth, 33467

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The Outrageous
Sophie Tucker
Florida Premiere
Directed by: William Gazecki 2014; USA; 96 minutes.

A documentary focusing on the tumultuous early days of this iconic vaudeville superstar who ruled the 1920's Flapper Era in the U.S. Before Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, Madonna and Lady Gaga, Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other previous performer. Using all of "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas" 400+ recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven year journey retracing Tucker's 60 year show business career.

The film includes interviews and commentary from Carol Channing, Barbara Walters, Shecky Greene, Tony Bennett, Michael Feinstein and many others.


Tuesday August 26 at 7pm
Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418


Wednesday August 27 at 4pm
Movies of Lake Worth, 7380 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, 33467

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