Date: October 14, 2021Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Bow Tie Cinema Landmark 8
5 Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06905
Contact: Nancy SchiffmanEmail:

In-Person Film Screening, Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin

Join us for the opening night of the Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County as we kick off the 6-week Festival with this bold and compelling documentary detailing the life of Menachem Begin.

In-Person Film Screening: Thursday, Oct. 14 · 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Virtual Film Screening: Friday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 17

Imprisoned by the Soviets. Orphaned by the Holocaust. Elected Prime Minister. Crowned peacemaker by the Nobel Prize Committee. Disgraced by the Lebanon War. Menachem Begin was a pillar of the State of Israel and a tireless fighter for the Jewish people.


Written and Directed by Jonathan Gruber
USA, 2021
Documentary, 1hr 27min
English & Hebrew with English subtitles


In partnership with Congregation Agudath Sholom and co-sponsored by JCC Tzahal Shalom.


Following the in-person screening, Rob Schwartz, Executive Producer and founder of Hidden Light Institute will recognize Stamford’s own Rabbi Daniel Cohen and Judith Lupatkin-Bernstein with a special presentation for their contributions in helping to make the film a reality, and will answer audience questions about the film. 

Q&A via Zoom with on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. with executive producer Rob Schwartz and producer Rachel Greenberg with a pre-recorded interview featuring director Jonathan Gruber, Senator Joe Lieberman and Israel’s Cabinet Secretary, 1977-1982 Dr. Arye Naor. Moderated by Judith Lupatkin Bernstein.
(Upon ticket purchase, a Zoom link will be emailed to you.)


Film Ticket: Member $10 / Community $15
Ticket price is per person. Ticket is good for either an in-person screening OR a virtual screening.

The in-person screening for opening night’s film, Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin is SOLD OUT.  No walk-ins accepted. 
The film is available for virtual screening only. 
Click HERE to purchase online screening tickets.
Click HERE to view the film trailer.
Click HERE to become a benefactor.

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