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LAJFF presents LA Premiere of “AMERICA” the Israeli hit feature
Thu March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
Join LAJFF for an exclusive LA Premiere of the new drama AMERICA by Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Ofir Raul Graizer.
IN PERSON Q&A with director OFIR RAUL GRAIZER
From the director of The Cakemaker. When a swimming coach from Chicago returns to Israel after ten years of absence, a visit to a childhood friend and his fiancée will set a series of events in motion that will affect everyone’s lives.
Eli is an Israeli swimming coach living in the United States. A phone call notifies him that his father, who he hasn’t been in touch with, passed away. Eli reluctantly travels to Tel Aviv for the first time in 10 years to deal with the estate. On his short trip he decides to visit his childhood friend, Yotam. Yotam is running a small and beautiful flower shop in Jaffa, together with his fiancée Iris, a talented florist who, like Eli, is not in touch with her family. When Eli comes to visit the two, he will set in motion a series of events that will affect everyone’s lives. A story set between a flower shop and an ancient monastery, between a swimming pool and the Mediterranean, between life and death – and somewhere in the middle.
Written & Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer
Drama / English, Hebrew / 120 minutes
Courtesy of Menemsha FIlms
In partnership with Laemmle Theatres