SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is once again pleased to present five films this spring at the Rialto NewVision Theatre, 250 East Broad Street in Westfield.
On Tuesday, April 30, the festival, which is sponsored by the JCC of Central NJ, presents Azimuth. At the end of The Six Day War of 1967, two soldiers, an Egyptian and an Israeli, encounter each other in the Sinai Desert. Two soldiers – one goal: survival.
A day after the Israeli-Egyptian cease-fire ending the Six Day War, two soldiers — one Israeli, Moti, and one Egyptian, Rashid, are trapped alone in an abandoned UN bunker in the middle of the Sinai Desert. The wounded Rashid is hiding, not knowing the war is over. Moti knows the war is over, but seeks shelter from the blazing sun after his jeep breaks down. In this gripping feature, Moti and Rashid communicate in passable English as they alternatively try to kill each other and flash back to their civilian lives and loves. When it becomes apparent the only way each can survive is by forging an uneasy truce and cooperating, can they rise above the hatred that divides them? Both actors are the sons of soldiers who fought against each other in the Six Day and Yom Kippur wars.
Visit www.jccnj.org for more information and movie trailers about these interesting, thought-provoking films and for pricing. Tickets can be purchased online at www.jccnj.org, by mail or in person at the JCC in Scotch Plains. You can also purchase tickets by calling 908-889-8800 x208.
The Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ is made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.