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Film Screening: Above and Beyond
April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$18
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Walks ups will be accepted.
Join Valley Beit Midrash for an intimate viewing of this documentary, followed by a Q&A with Craig Weiss, one of the featured historians interviewed for the film.
About the Film:
In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal – “volunteers from abroad” – this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride.
ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story.
“This is a flat-out terrific film that is not ashamed to celebrate heroism and derring-do attitude.”
Epoch Times – Joe Bendel
“ABOVE AND BEYOND nimbly combines salty old dog storytellers regaling the swashbuckling derring-do of their youth with illustrations by Industrial Light and Magic’s whiz bang special effects for a thrilling documentary ride.”
Maven’s Nest – Nora Lee Mandel