MJFF - Promise at Dawn

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, Hessel Family Youth Complex

Contact: 888.585.3456 (FILM) or visit miamijewishfilmfestival


Temple Beth Am's Chavurah Connection invites you tonight to a wine and cheese reception before the inaugural screening of Promise at Dawn.

Join us for a schmooze and a short Havdalah ceremony right outside the auditorium at 7:00 pm. It’s the perfect way to reconnect after winter break!

And don’t forget to purchase your discounted tickets using the promo code betham!



Be inspired and avoid the schlep to Miami Beach and other further venues!

Temple Beth Am is once again an official screening venue for
the acclaimed and internationally recognized Miami Jewish Film Festival.

Enjoy these quality films in the Frank & Jodi Hessel Family Youth Complex Auditorium
on our new high definition digital projector and wide-format screen!


For availability and to purchase tickets online, click on the links below or
call 1.888.585.3456 (FILM) or visit miamijewishfilmfestival.

Be sure to use the exclusive discount promo code for all screenings at Temple Beth Am.
Enter Promo Code betham when purchasing your tickets.


Saturday, January 12th at 8:00 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Promise at Dawn (
Florida Premiere | Directed by Eric Barbier)
French with English subtitles
Nominated for four César Awards and starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Promise at Dawn is a poignant and powerful epic about the extraordinary life of renowned Jewish writer and French war hero, Romain Gary, who embodied the spirit of adventure.


Sunday, January 13th at 3:00 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Inside the Mossad (Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Duki Dror)
Hebrew with English subtitles
For the first time since its founding, this perceptive documentary brings to the screen the stories of former Mossad spy-chiefs and the top-secret operations that have shaped Israel's past and may yet shape its future.


Sunday, January 13th at 5:00 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Echo (Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Amikam Kovner & Assaf Snir)
Hebrew with English subtitles
Nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards, this stylishly romantic, sensual, and true-to-life exploration of the intricacies of relationships centers on an engineer who suspects his psychologist wife (Yaël Abecassis) of having an affair and obsesses about uncovering the truth.


Sunday, January 13th at 7:00 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Shoelaces (South Florida Premiere | Directed Jacob Goldwasser)
Hebrew with English subtitles
Nominated for 8 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture, Shoelaces tells the gently comic story of the heartfelt relationship between an aging father and his exuberant special-needs adult son, who he abandoned while he was still a young boy.


Monday, January 14th at 7:30 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Driver (South Florida Premiere | Directed by Yehonatan Indursky)
Hebrew with English subtitles
From the creator of Shtisel and the producers of The Kindergarten Teacher and The Women’s Balcony, comes a tender drama about a driver in an ultra-Orthodox community who takes his daughter on his nightly journeys.


Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Redemption (Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Yossi Madmoni & Boaz Yehonatan Yacov)
Hebrew with English subtitles
In this spiritually rousing and affecting story of faith, love, and making peace with the past, a devout Hasid must return to his younger, rock star days in order to pay for his daughter’s expensive medical bills. Winner of the Audience Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.


Sunday, January 20th at 3:00 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Touching the Sky (Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Tamar Tal)
Hebrew with English subtitles
For the first time on film, six young women who made it to the IDF’s prestigious pilot course are featured, sharing their personal stories, dreams, fears, and demonstrating how they put their lives on the line to protect their families and defend their homeland.


Sunday, January 20th at 5:00 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Paris Song (Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Jeff Vespa)
English language film
In the style of grand movie entertainment, Paris Song tells the true story of a small-town singer’s journey from Kazakhstan to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo, and the unlikely friendship he forms along the way with Jewish songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.


Sunday, January 20th at 7:00 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Bigger (Florida Premiere | Directed by George Gallo)
English language film
This inspiring biopic recounts the story of the Weider Brothers as they overcame anti-Semitism and poverty to pioneer the sport of bodybuilding, create the Mr. Olympia competition, discover Arnold Schwarzenegger, and start a movement that changed the world and launched an empire now worth billions.


Monday, January 21st at 7:30 pm at Temple Beth Am
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Who Will Write Our History (Florida Premiere | Directed by Roberta Grossman)
Yiddish, English, Polish with English subtitles
This powerful documentary from director Roberta Grossman and executive producer Nancy Spielberg tells the story of underground resister Emanuel Ringelblum (voiced by Oscar-winner Adrien Brody) and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret collection of documents he created in the Warsaw Ghetto. Director Roberta Grossman will be in attendance.


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