Jewish Film Society, Webster U., JCRC partner for Israeli film series

In the fall the Jewish Film Society will again partner with the Webster University Film Series and the Jewish Community Relations Council to bring three Israeli films in a series focusing on various aspects of the Israel- Palestinian conflict. The film series aims to  further discussions in the Jewish and the greater St. Louis community about issues each of the films will raise.

Membership in the Jewish Film Society is $36 for one person, $54 for a couple and $18 for students. It includes admission to six films (three in the fall and three in the spring). Members are encouraged to bring guests (the cost for guests is $6 per film).

The fall line-up includes:

“The Other Son,” a feature film about two newborn babies who are accidently switched at birth. The truth only becomes known to the Israeli family and the West Bank family when the boys turn 18. The families are upended and there is pain and confusion in every quarter. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue.

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“Firelines,” a new documentary film produced by St. Louis native Avi Goldstein. The film shows the unique cooperation of Israeli and Palestinian firefighters who came together to battle the raging fires in Haifa. The film will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at the JCC Arts and Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive.

“The Gatekeepers,” a documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium.

Each film includes an introduction and post-film discussion. Call Zelda Sparks at 314-442-3169 for more information on how to join the Jewish Film Society.

View a film trailer for “The Other Son” below: