Junction 48 (2016) Dir. Udi Aloni
Boasting two Ophir awards, the soundtrack is the star in this multi layered movie, which tells the story of the first ever Arab Israeli rapper (played by charismatic real life rapper, Tamer Nafar) and his band. They get an opportunity to play at a club in a rundown area of Lod – unpromising beginnings, but their lyrics (describing drug culture and police harassment in their home town) attract interest and place them firmly on the map. There’s more to this drama than music, though – the movie ends with a real cliffhanger, but the moral of the story is that, if only you take the courage to act, you have a chance to succeed. A Tribeca Film Festival winner.
Doors open 7pm for drinks and snacks, 7.45pm screening, and admission is free, but donations towards catering are very welcome.