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The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Books Presents: Choice of Enemies
As the price for each barrel of oil rises on the international markets a consortium of American oil companies and the CIA plot to secure the flow of the crude. Nathan, a retired CIA deep cover operative, now a Dean at a small college, returns to Africa. Assisted by a coterie of new and old allies, including a yeshiva bocher with a fondness for Armani suits, Nathan learns that his choice of friends is as important as his choice of enemies.
Tuesday, July 26 | 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Flicks Presents: Hill Start
Comedian Shlomo Bar-Aba stars in this comedy-drama as the head of a middle class family about to collapse under the weight of a tough father, his gentle son, unmarried daughter, comatose wife, a wedding, hot tempers, love, passion and a much needed driving road test!
Wednesday, July 27 | 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Flicks Presents: The Kind Words
Three Jerusalem siblings take a lifechanging trip to uncover the truth of their parentage. An insightful melodrama that taps both melancholy and humor in its exploration of a family in crisis, the film was nominated for 12 Ophir (Israeli Academy Awards), a box office hit in Israel.
Wednesday, August 3 | 7:00pm
One World: Building Bridges of Communication
How do we all start listening and talking to each other to create more understanding of each other? A film and discussion with the Islamic, African American, & LGBT communities. More information at pbjff.org. Community Partners include Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Jewish Community Relations Council
Monday, August 8 | 7:00 pm
Free & open to the community.
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Flicks Presents: How to Win Enemies
(Argentina) - A crowd-pleasing comic caper about a young Jewish lawyer who meets a beautiful girl in a café who then steals his savings. A great fan of detective novels, and convinced he was set up, he begins to investigate the case like one of the heroes in his beloved books.
Wednesday, August 10 | 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Flicks Presents: A Matter of Size
(Israel) This award-winning encore festival presentation (2009) is a charming comedy that recommends you grab life’s gusto with both hands and savor it. Herzl is a big guy with some oversized problems to match his big heart. He’s an out-of-work chef plodding toward middleage, then he and his buddies discover the world of sumo wrestling.
Wednesday, August 17 | 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Days Cool Books Presents: My Life & Other Aggravations
Veteran newsman and columnist Ted Slate mines the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, careers and experiences to share a uniquely eloquent world view. Whether examining his second-life career as a tour director, or sharing the trials and tribulations of aging, Slate’s stories are a privileged invitation to unlatch a treasure chest of humorous and often intriguing experiences.
Thursday, August 18, | 7:00pm
The Donald M. Ephraim Film Festival's Hot Day Cool Flicks Presents: Hummus!
(USA, Israel) This is an eclectic and touching film about Hummus, the delicious super food captivating America. Secret recipes, a Guinness World Record and the power of Hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world. The evening includes a surprise short film and an Israeli dinner for purchase if desired. Visit our website for dinner menus in each location.
Wednesday, August 24 | 7:00pm