Tucson JCC

Upheaval: The Journey of Menachim Begin

Expired May 3, 2022 11:59 AM
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The film screening and post-film program for Upheaval: The Journey of Menachim Begin is presented by the Weintraub Israel Center, a partnership between the Tucson J and Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona (formerly the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona). The film is available for watching between Sunday, April 24 and Wednesday, May 3. Once you begin watching you have 72-hours to complete the film. There is a limit of 240 tickets available for purchase. We are not able to provide refunds.

Imprisoned by the Soviets. Orphaned by the Holocaust. Elected Prime Minister. Crowned peacemaker by the Nobel Prize Committee. Haunted by the Lebanon War. Menachem Begin was a pillar of the State of Israel and a tireless fighter for the Jewish people. He was, at the same time, a controversial leader. His life is a nuanced and complicated canvas that tells the story of key events in the history of modern Israel and its relationship to its Middle East neighbors. With evocative imagery, rarely seen archival materials, and revealing interviews with those who knew him, Upheaval portrays the life and essence of this brilliant, tough, complex, loving, and proud man who never compromised when the survival of Israel and the Jewish people were at stake.

Ticket holders for this film are invited to participate in a post-film discussion with Daniel Gordis on Monday, May 2 at 5pm PST via Zoom Webinar. The Zoom Webinar link is included in the confirmation email of your virtual ticket purchase.

Ticket holders are invited to join a post-film program conversation on Monday, May 2 at 5pm PST via Zoom Meeting with Dr. Daniel Gordis, Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College. The author of more than a dozen books, Gordis is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion; his widely-read blog and podcast on Substack, “Israel from the Inside,” have tens of thousands of subscribers.

A link to the post-film program is provided in the confirmation email once you have purchased a virtual household ticket. We hope you find the film meaningful and look forward to seeing you virtually at the post-film program. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, English, Hebrew
  • Director
    Jonathan Gruber
  • Screenwriter
    Jonathan Gruber