Two Evenings with Documentary Filmmaker Lilly Rivlin

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Location:  Show map JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Contact: Andy MuchinPhone: 510-848-0237 x118Email:

Cost: Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 JCC for EB members, seniors, students — per evening.

Documentary filmmaker Lilly Rivlin will present a mini-retrospective of her work at JCC East Bay on Wednesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 21, both programs beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The New York-based Rivlin has worked as a journalist, writer and filmmaker for more than 35 years internationally and in the U.S. She was a founder of the first Feminist Seder and advises foundations on Middle East politics, Jewish affairs, non-violent conflict resolution and gender Issues. 

On Aug. 13, she will screen and discuss two films: “The Tribe,” in which 2,500 members of the far-flung Rivlin family, including the future president of Israel, Reuven “Rubi” Rivlin, attend a reunion in Jerusalem; andGimme A Kiss,” in which she speaks with her parents at life’s end as they rest in adjoining beds.

On Aug. 21, she’ll screen and discuss all or parts of three films: “Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace,” in which bereaved women come together to demand a better future; a trailer from “Grace Paley: Collected Shorts,” which reconstructs the life of the writer, activist and mother; and a trailer from “Heather Booth: Changing the World,” Rivlin’s new project.

For more information, contact Andy Muchin at JCC East Bay, 510-848-0237 x118 or, or visit