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November 15 | 10:00 am
November 22 | 10:00 am
Event Category:


Narrative Mini-Series
Running Time
5 Episodes
Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles
General Admission $15
Open to PA, NJ, & DE residents only
Streaming On Demand for 7 Days
Genre: Narrative Mini-Series
Country: Israel
Year: 2018
Running Time: 5 Episodes
Language: Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles

Israeli Limited Series (5 Episodes)

Sponsored by Sarita and Morris Gocial

Philadelphia Premiere
Thanks to the exposure from global streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, Israeli television has gained tremendous popularity worldwide. Fan-favorites like Fauda, Shtisel, and Unorthodox have transformed Israeli television into must-see television and Israeli TV actors into household names. AUTONOMIES, a welcome addition to Israel’s evolving canon of prestige television, is no exception. GPJFF is thrilled to stream the five-part mini-series (in its entirety) as part of its 40th anniversary season.

From the creators of Shtisel, this gripping dystopian thriller takes place in an alternate version of present-day Israel. After a brutal civil war, the State has separated into two entities: a secular Israeli state with Tel Aviv as its capital and an ultra-Orthodox Autonomy positioned in Jerusalem. A custody battle over the granddaughter of The Rebbe of Kreinitz (Shuli Rand) – a child born into a Haredi family but raised by secular parents – threatens to push the two regions back into an unbridled war. Meanwhile, Broide (Assi Cohen), a wheeler-dealer from the Autonomy who smuggles contraband between the two territories, puts his own life in jeopardy when he accepts a job requiring him to kidnap the little girl caught in the maelstrom.

Ingeniously written and expertly acted, this timely tale exploring issues of identity, religion, and personal freedom will have you glued to the screen from start to finish.

Official Selection:

  • Boston Jewish Film Festival
  • New York Jewish Film Festival
  • UK Jewish Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival

PLEASE NOTE: Accessible to Residents of PA, NJ & DE Only
Ticket buyers will receive a private link to the film after purchase which will activate November 15 at start time.

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