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LEAVING PARADISE

Cleo always dreamed of living a communal life in the great outdoors. His wife, Anita, and all of their fifteen children grew up knowing that one day they might be moving. Just before his older children left home to pursue studies and careers, Cleo realized that it was now or never. He and Anita prepared the farm and soon after, their children joined them as the family commune became reality. When one daughter researches the family tree, she discovers their Jewish heritage and some of the children begin to dream of emigrating to Israel, putting the family utopia in jeopardy.


 

ONLY AVAILABILE TO VIEW IN ARIZONA

 

 

PAIRED WITH A SHORT FILM: GEFILTE FISH

 

U.S. • 2018 • 11 minutes • English • Director: Rachel Fleit

 

 

When is a fish not a fish? When it’s the emotionally charged cultural totem at the center of Gefilte. The film tracks the months-long preparation of gefilte fish for a massive seder hosted by a suburban Detroit family. While simple on the surface, Gefilte is stuffed with history and meaning, just like the recipe.


Israel & Brazil • 2020

Language:

Portuguese, Hebrew with English subtitles

Director:

Ofer Freiman

Genre:

Documentary

Run Time:

86 minutes

  • LEAVING PARADISE
    FRIDAY FEB 25 - SUNDAY FEB 27

    $13.00