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Sold Out Crowd of 900 Attend 33RD Israel Film Festival & Gala Premiere of "Incitement" at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

"Incitement" Film About Orthodox law student Yigal Amir, who assassinated Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin

The 33RD Israel Film Festival Gala Premiere of "Incitement" at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills was presented on November 12, 2019 to a sold out crowd of 900 guests by Rachel Ganz

Israel Film Festival Founder/Executive Director Meir Fenigstein,with over 30 years of leadership for the Festival, was the evening's host.

Actress Rosanna Arquette presented Academy Award winning producer Arthur Cohn the 2019 IFF Lifetime achievement.

Standing ovation and tremendous applause was given as Avi Lerner, CEO of Millennium Media, gifted Sharn Harel-Cohen the 2019 IFF Achievement in Film Award.

The Israel Film Festival Gala Premier of"Incitement" directed by Yaron Ziberman, the winner of the Ophir Award for Israel's Best Feature Film in 2019 and Israel's Official Selection to the 2019 Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film.

Incitement is a documented drama that investigates the background of the young Orthodox law student, Yigal Amir, who assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995

. This film is disturbing and provocative, drawing the audience into the mind of a conflicted assassin. The film does an outstanding job of fusing newsreel footage with staged scenes. The movies' title Incitement, sum up Ziberman's message of blaming a pernicious political climate for the violent actions of psychopathic killer

The Israel Film Festival 2019 took place from November 12-26, 2019. For further information visit or contact the IsraelFest Foundation: 310/247-1800 or email


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