Friday, April 12, 2024

NJJFF 2024 • See "The Road to Eilat" on Saturday, April 13!


Saturday, April 13, 8:45PM

JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levine Theater


Albert, an aging war veteran, makes a drunken bet: he will drive his beat-up tractor (top speed: 35km/hour… downhill) the length of Israel to Eilat, in one week. Ben, his grumpy, unemployed son, is obligated to join him. Their comic and bittersweet journey towards forgiveness and understanding takes them on a road trip from their kibbutz through Israel’s neglected backyard, meeting others along the way who are also striving for a better life.


The Road to Eilat premiered at the 2022 Jerusalem Film Festival, where it won prizes for Best Israeli Feature, Best Actor (Shmuel Vilozni), and Best Cinematography. It was later nominated for 8 Ophir Awards (Israel’s Oscars), including Best Picture.


Post-screening talkback

ROAD TO EILAT Trailer | Miami Jewish Film Festival 2024

Click above to view the Road to Eilat trailer.

The eagerly anticipated New Jersey Jewish Film Festival is not just a celebration of cinema but a poignant opportunity for our diverse community to come together, sharing in the beauty of our heritage and the compelling stories that define us. This March, let the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival guide us to a space where our shared history and collective dreams converge, forging bonds that resonate far beyond the confines of the theater.


All films will be screened in-person at JCC MetroWest's Maurice Levin Theatre.


Please note our closing night film Remembering Gene Wilder is now SOLD OUT. Be sure to grab your tickets for other films now before they sell out as well!

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