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Chicago Festival of Israeli Film- The Unorthodox

Saturday, November 9, 2019 11 Cheshvan 5780

7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

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Join Shir Hadash for this showing of The Unorthodox at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema!

Film begins at 7:00 at The ArcLight Cinemas in The Glen. We'll have a lively discussion and nosh at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

We have a block of 20 tickets at a discounted group rate, so register now! If we sell out, you may be able to buy tickets separately at the regular rate, as long as the festival hasn't sold out either.

To watch the official trailer, click here!

About the film:

When Yaakov Cohen’s (Shuli Rand) daughter is expelled from an Ashkenazi school due to her Mizrahi heritage, he decides to fight back. It’s 1983 and Yaakov, a widowed printer in Jerusalem, has no money, no connections, and no political experience. Fueled by only willpower and a raging sense of inequity, Yaakov and his friends unite to form Shas, Israel's (“Torah-Observant Sephardim”) political party. A nascent challenge to the ruling Ashkenazi establishment, their grassroots movement sets off one of the strangest, most surprising, and moving elections Israel has ever seen. Based on actual events, Eliran Malka’s accomplished feature debut is animated with suspense and humor, relating a tale of underdog activism and shady politics which continues to reverberate today.

Questions? Contact the office at admin@shir-hadash.org or 847-498-8218.

Please use the Notes section below to tell us if you will go for a nosh after the movie with us.

See you at the movies!

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