Film: Upheaval

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023

Wednesday, April 26th
6:30pm ET Doors | 7:00 pm ET Screening

Live at the Weitzman
GA $15 | Seniors $13 | Students $10

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To this day, the politics of Menachem Begin, the former Prime Minister of Israel, continue to divide the world. He is both revered and abhorred by others, a man whose decision-making sometimes resulted in dire consequences. His undying devotion to the Jews of his country, however, is incontrovertible. As one of the leading advocates for the State of Israel, Begin’s history is a vast display of extraordinary moments, from his founding of the Likkud party to the signing of a historic peace deal with Egypt. All these years later, his crazy, complicated life and efforts to support Jewish immigration to the Holy Land are brought back into the picture.

In UPHEAVAL, director Jonathan Gruber further proves his talent as a naturally gifted documentarian. His film, featuring perceptive interviews with historians and everyday Israeli citizens just walking up the street, is distinctive in its permission for honest but thought-provoking discussion over Begin’s legacy. Fast-paced with remarkable archival footage and carefully explained facts from a multitude of talking heads, this captivating documentary transports us back to the Begin years and its brilliant, complex, and passionate leader.

Join us at The Weitzman for Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media’s (PJFM) screening of UPHEAVAL  featuring special guest Executive Producer Rob Schwartz.

Directed by Jonathan Gruber
Documentary Feature
USA | 2020 | 88 min

Official Selection: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival | Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival | Miami Jewish Film Festival

Live at The Weitzman
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th & Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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This program is presented by Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media in partnership with the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History and the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society.