Driver (Lifney Hazikaron)- Israeli Film SeriesDate: June 13, 2019 - Time: 7:00 pm
Non Member Ticket Purchase Price: $20.00
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Driver (Lifnay Hazikaron)
Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.
Drama, 87 minutes
Director: Yehonatan Indursky
Hebrew with English with subtitles
Nahman Ruzumni lives on the fringes of the ultra-orthodox community in Bnei Barak. As a "Driver" he takes beggars to wealthy people's homes, and helps them find the right way to tell their story in order to receive charitable donations. For his services he gets a cut of the money, and he records their stories in his notebook. Nahman spends the rest of his nights in makeshift casinos and dining halls where the more questionable members of this pious society spend their nights. But when his wife leaves suddenly, Ruzumni is faced with the responsibility of caring for his nine year old daughter. With no other choice, Ruzumni takes his daughter along on his nightly journeys, exposing her for the first time to this world. Getting to know his daughter, Ruzumni remembers the only story he could ever tell...his own. Together in the dark alleys of Bnei Brak they each find, even if for a short moment, their lost childhoods.
$15 JCC Members, $20 public
Merage JCC Myers Theatre
Israeli Film Series
Films that promise to entertain, inspire and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, Jan. 12
Scaffolding, Feb. 7
Azimuth, March 28
Mr. Predictable, April 11
The Testament, May 16
Driver, June 13
Outdoors, July 11
Late Summer Blues, August 8
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.