Film Festival

Closing Night: Running on Sand

Date : Sunday, May 19, 2024

JxJ 2024 closes with a special screening of Running on Sand. Join us after the screening for a Closing Night celebration.

Overview

JxJ 2024 closes with a special screening of Running on Sand. Join us after the screening for a Closing Night celebration.

Lead Support for Running on Sand provided by Daniel Hirsch and Brenda Gruss.

About the Film

Running on Sand
Dir. Adar Shafran | 104 min
Narrative | Israel | 2023 | Hebrew and English with English subtitles
A glorious comedy about Aumari, a young Eritrean refugee living in Israel who is about to be deported back to his home country. After a spontaneous escape attempt at the airport, he is mistaken for a Nigerian soccer star who is supposed to arrive at the same time. Aumari seizes the opportunity and benefits from his change of identity as the new key acquisition for the team of ‘Maccabi Netanya’. Despite the absence of any soccer talent, Aumari is able to cover up and heal the divisions of his struggling team, while a tender romantic bond with the charmingly unconventional daughter of the team owner is growing.

Additional screenings of Running on Sand are available here.

Schedule

Sunday, May 19, 2024

8:20 PM Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater
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