"Tel Aviv on Fire"

(Aug 1-Oct. 3) — The comedy that crosses borders and breaks boundaries: 

Salam, a 30-year-old Palestinian trainee on a popular soap opera, must get through a difficult Israeli checkpoint everyday to get to the TV studio. After a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier, his creative career as a writer is on the rise — until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle. 

Directed by Sameh Zoabi
Written by Dan Kleinman, Sameh Zoabi
Starring Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton                  

A Cohen Media Group release.

In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

Friday, September 27 at 7pm @ BAM Rose Cinemas: Q&A with director Sameh Zoabi.

“Sharp-eyed and funny.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times