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A Borrowed Identity

Above and Beyond


“superbly acted”
“a helluva film!”
New this season!
A chance to delve deeper.
A Borrowed Identity is the story of a young Arab Israeli who straddles two worlds and the journey he takes in navigating Israeli society. The film is the latest from award winning director Eran Riklis (Zaytoun, The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree) and is considered to be one of Riklis best.

Premiering at this season’s Telluride Film Festival, A Borrowed Identity was nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards. more

In 1948, group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. “Above and Beyond” is their tale.

“Above and Beyond” premiered at this season’s Jerusalem International Film Festival and has gone on to win numerous Audience Awards. more

This season we’re screening a few select films accompanied by in-depth talks and discussions to deepen your understanding. Sit back, relax and be ready to expand your horizons with our new “Cinema Salon” series.

Cinema Salon kicked off in January with a SOLD OUT screening of THE DYBBUK and talk by Professor Emerita Lois Rudnick. Stay tuned for the announcement of other cinema gems and provocative discussions.

Sunday, March 15, 4:00 PM
Skype interview with
Director Eran Riklis
conducted by Bonnie Ellinger

Center for Contemporary Arts

Tickets - New2

Sunday, April 19, 4:00 PM
Community-wide celebration
of Israel Independence Day
following the screening

Center for Contemporary Arts