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February 17, 2006 10:17 AM
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21st Israel Film Festival Announces "Out of Sight" Line up

The 21st Israel Film Festival will take place in New York kicking off February 23rd and running through March 9th at the Clearview's 62nd & Broadway Cinema. This year, the festival will showcase more than 40 new feature films, including documentaries, TV dramas, and narratives celebrating Israeli life and culture.The festival's opening night film is the sensitive drama "Out of Sight," directed by Daniel Syrkin, who took the best director prize at the 2005 Israeli Film Academy Awards. Closing the fest is a rare 50th anniversary presentation of the first feature film to be produced in the Israel, "Hill 24 Doesn't Answer," directed by Thorold Dickinson. In attendance at the Directors Guild of America Theatre for the screening will be members of the 1955 film's cast. The Israel Film Festival will present 31 U.S. premieres throughout the fest. For more information and a complete list of the festival's films, visit their website. [Brian Brooks]

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