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Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala

The 23rd Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York presented by IsraFest Foundation, celebrates Israel's 60th Anniversary is held at the Clearview Cinemas, October 29 - November 13, 2008.
The spectacular Opening Night Gala, Awards Ceremony, and U.S. premiere of LOST ISLANDS, directed by Reshef Levy commenced at 7:00 PM at the luxurious Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Directors, producers, musicians,
actors, celebrities, dignitaries, industry professionals, and special guests attended the Opening Night Gala. IFF founder/executive director Meir Fenigstein graciously opened the 23rd Israel Film Festival in New York.
The Opening Night reception held at the Flatotel Hotel immediately followed the Opening Night U.S. premiere of LOST ISLANDS.

This year's festival includes 18 premieres, 11 features, 14 documentaries, six shorts; filmmaker's panel discussion, special events, awards ceremonies, and gala receptions. 2008 IFF selection of historical films dedicated to Israel's 60th Anniversary are "The True Story of Palestine,"directed by Joel Silberg; "Homeland," directed by Dani Rosenberg; "Children of the Sun," directed by Ran Tal; "Altalena," directed by Eli Cohen; and "The Little Traitor, " directed by Lynn Roth. For further information or to purchase tickets call 1.877.966.5566, or email
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2008 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award winner Irwin Winkler
- Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito Hit the Red Carpet for the 23rd Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala in New York
- 23rd Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala Red Carpet Arrivals Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

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