Baba Joon - Film Series

Date: April 26, 2018  - Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Nicole RosensonPhone: 9494353400 ext. 161Email:

Baba Joon

Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m.

Drama, 91 minutes
Hebrew/Farsi with English subtitles

The winner of the 2015 Israeli Film Academy Ophir Award for best film and Israel’s official foreign language film entry in the 2016 Oscars, is a coming-of-age story set in a Persian immigrant moshav in the Negev. The drama depicts three generations in the Morgian family as they eke out a meager living on their small turkey farm in the early 1980s and the rebellious teenage grandson who would rather be a mechanic than carry on the family business.
The film provides a metaphor for the struggle between the immigrant generation who wants to hold on to the past and traditions from another country, and the sabra generation of Israelis born into a new identity and seeing a different path.

$15 JCC members, $20 public

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Merage JCC Myers Theatre

Film Series

Films that promise to entertain, inspire and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.

A.K.A. Nadia, Jan. 25

The Wedding Plan, Feb. 22

Apples From The Desert, March 22

Baba Joon, April 26

Past Life, May 17

The Band’s Visit, June 21

Beaufort, July 19

Film series season passes available here. View one film per month in the Myers Theatre, now equipped with a professional-quality wide screen and enhanced sound system.