Film Festival: The Sequel

In addition to the Jewish Film Festival held annually in February, the JCC now features extra film screenings throughout the year. This series of Jewish films, aptly called "The Sequel," offers the community the opportunity to enjoy cinema outside of the Jewish Film Festival.


Hunting Elephants


Sunday, June 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM | Barshop JCC Holzman Auditorium

Tickets may be purchased one of three ways:

  1. Online;
  2. In person at any Courtesy Desk at the Barshop JCC;
  3. By phone - (210) 302-6820.

About the Film

Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and an impressive cast of Israeli top talent give bravura comic turns in HUNTING ELEPHANTS, a bank heist caper and coming-of-age tale from writer-director Reshef Levi (Lost Islands). 

At the bank where his father works, 12-year-old Jonathan (Gil Blank) watches helplessly as his father succumbs to a sudden heart attack while testing a new high-tech security system. In a cruel double blow, the evil bank manager (Moshe Ivgy) refuses to pay the father’s pension. In the aftermath, widow Dorit (Yael Abecassis) leaves her son in the care of his cantankerous grandfather Eliyahu (Sasson Gabai) and mate Nick (Moni Moshonov), both former Zionist freedom fighters now barely existing in a nursing home. Guilt-ridden over his father’s death, and mortified when his mother begins dating the bank manager out of financial desperation, Jonathan and the aging misfits hatch a plot to rob the bank that wronged his family. Joining the misadventure is Jonathan’s great uncle, a disgraced British lord and frustrated actor (Stewart in a scene-stealing role). 

Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, HUNTING ELEPHANTS is a delightful concoction of jocular hijinks and tender moments sure to leave audiences smiling.

Film Details

Director: Reshev Levi

Country of Origin: Israel

Language: English & Hebrew w/subtitles

Running Time: 107 min.

Year: 2013

Genre: Narrative

Subjects: Comedy, Israeli

Featuring: Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Sir Patrick Stewart

Links and More

Official Trailer

IMDb Film Page

Jerusalem Post Review


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