Hosted by Get Cultured, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center's young professionals group, this evening of short films includes Sight, Gentledog, To Kill a Bumble Bee, The Building Across and Elijah the Prophet.
Sight is directed by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. In this short futuristic film, we find out what it means to live in a virtual reality, where everything from the art hanging on the walls to the reactions of the date sitting across the table are displayed in a contact lens-like device for our eyes only.
Gentledog is directed by David Shadi. A guy thinks he is going to spend the night with his new date, but finds out that first he will have to intellectually defeat her big talking dog.
In To Kill a Bumblebee, directed by Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon, Canaan kills a bee, but it's not the last thing he will kill today. How far would you go to defend the world you build for yourself? This is a tragicomic reflection about life, friendship and the power of fear.
The Building Across is directed by Jonathan Avrahami & Nir Saar. Ayelet and Doron, a young couple from Tel-Aviv spends another regular night at home, when all of a sudden a new couple appears in the empty apartment across from them. Out of boredom they start watching but the situation turns into something they didn't expect.
Elijah the Prophet, directed by James Cooper, tells the comedic story of Elijah, the pious, chummy and alcoholic prophet, whose yearly antics have graced Jewish households for ages as part of the Passover celebration. Unfortunately, not everyone understands that drunk driving for him is a divine right, which soon gets him in trouble with the law.