Jewish Cultural Center continues to embrace cinema
Two Jewish-themed, award-winning films will be shown on two consecutive Saturday evenings beginning Jan. 10 at the Jewish Cultural Center, located at 5461 N. Terrace Rd.
“Above and Beyond,” on Jan. 10, is about a group of World War II pilots who volunteered to fight for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal—volunteers from abroad—the ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.
“Before the Revolution,” on Jan. 17, is a documentary thriller describing the last days of the Israeli community in Tehran, on the eve of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The director, whose family was in Tehran at the time, uses rare archive materials to illustrate how thousands of Israelis, who enjoyed unusual affinity with the Shah’s regime, wake up one morning to find their paradise vanished.
Individual tickets are $7 per person and include complimentary popcorn and a soft drink.
For more information, (423) 493-0270 or visit jewishchattanooga.com