When: Wed., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Boasting one of its strongest lineups yet, 14th annual festival begins tonight with a cocktail supper at Cabana followed by the Nashville premiere of Eran Riklis’ well-reviewed drama Zaytoun, starring Stephen Dorff as a downed Israeli pilot rescued by a 12-year-old Palestinian boy. A $75 ticket covers both dinner and the movie, while the screening alone is $10. Other entries include one of the most acclaimed Israeli films of recent years, Rama Burshtein’s marital drama Fill the Void; a retrospective of Jeremy Paul Kagan’s 1981 cult favorite The Chosen; Michael Cantor’s self-explanatory The Broadway Musical: A Jewish Legacy; the doc When Comedy Went to School, about the comics who honed their craft in the Catskills; and the banned-in-22-Arab-nations terrorist-aftermath thriller The Attack, directed by Ziad Doueiri (a longtime Tarantino associate who also worked on the Nashville-shot actioner The Expert back in the ’90s). Screenings are split this year among several venues, including The Belcourt, the Franklin Theatre and the Gordon Jewish Community Center. See more in next week’s Scene.