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Film Festival 5777

Larchmont Temple Film Festival

 Sunday, January 7 at 4:00 PM, Grant Conference Center

"Encounter Point"

Just when the world is losing hope for the possibility of resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict comes Encounter Point. A documentary by a production team of young Israeli/Palestinian/North American/ Brazilian women. The film moves beyond sensational and dogmatic imagery to tell the story of an Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their safety and public standing to press for an end to the conflict.

It isn't often that you see a film about Israelis and Palestinians that can be called hopeful, but Ronit Avni's assured, thoughtful and clear-eyed documentary certainly qualifies. --New York Times