Thursday, August 11
We bring you the acclaimed film “ABOVE AND BEYOND”, directed by award winning director Roberta Grossman. This celebrated film produced by Nancy Spielberg portrays the little known story of the Jewish American pilots who volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. This ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.
Guest speaker, Arthur Bernstein, lived through this era and volunteered as a seaman for the Bet Aliya sealift effort that carried thousands of refugees across the Mediterranean to Israel. He has since served as President of American Veterans for Israel, the organization of Americans who served in Israel’s War of Independence.
For more information, call 917-838-2646, Dorothy Goldstone, Festival Director, WMJFF
Tickets: BHC & Colonial Members - $9 ($6 for Son of Saul) General Admission - $10 ($8 for Son of Saul)
Passes: All 5 films included – All Audiences - $36
TICKET HOLDERS ARE INVITED TO TO THE PRE-FILM RECEPTION AND GUEST SPEAKER ON THE PATIO
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