Foreign and Independent Film Series
February’s film is the French award winning film Aliyah. It will be screened on Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 6, 2:00 p.m. This fill tells the story of a young Parisian drug dealer Alex, who pays all his burdensome brother’s debts. He jumps at the chance to join his cousin’s new restaurant in Tel Aviv, but must first raise his share of the startup costs and make his “Aliyah”, the immigration of Jews to Israel. This involves learning Hebrew and connecting with his Jewish roots. He must also leave behind Paris, friends, and lovers. Torn between these two choices, Alex must find his own way. This film contains adult situations. It is in French with subtitles.
The featured short is On the Road to Tel Aviv.
Films will be shown each month on the first Wednesday and the following Saturday. The series, which runs September through May, is free and open to the public. Be forewarned, some films may contain strong language or adult situations. They are not rated by MPAA but in our brochures we have tried to indicate content. Brochures are available at the library.