As we await the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy which are forecast to reach New York City tomorrow, with subway and commuter rail service shutting down at 7:00 PM and bus service at 9:00 PM tonight, and numerous cultural events this week canceled, this is the perfect time to register, rent, and watch an Israeli movie at home courtesy of the Israel Film Center of the JCC in Manhattan.
If you’re reading this article you already have an internet connection. To watch Israeli films via streaming video you’ll need a credit card, a computer, and high speed broadband internet service (faster is definitely better). If your computer is connected to a high definition television you can watch Israeli movies from the comfort of your sofa, armchair, or in bed. And though this service is offered by a New York cultural institution it is available anywhere in the United States. Once you order a movie for the next 24 hours you can watch it as many times as you want.
The Israel Film Center’s growing catalog of available films includes some that have been mentioned in earlier articles in this column, including The Matchmaker, Eyes Wide Open, Jaffa, the TV series Arab Labor, Bruria, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Noodle and Aviva My Love.
Stay indoors, stay safe, and enjoy!