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Wednesday, January 18 at 8:30pm Miami Theater Center
Thursday, January 19 at 7:30pm Michael-Ann Russell JCC

Israel-Germany | 120 minutes | 2022


Southeast US Premiere

Visually iridescent and unexpectedly uplifting, America is the hotly anticipated award-winning film from director Ofir Raul Graizer, of The Cakemaker fame. Sincerely felt to the last with vibrant production design reminiscent of the best in Pedro Almodovar’s established oeuvre, the film follows a Chicago-based swimming coach who is unexpectedly forced to return to his native Israel after his father’s death. After contacting an old friend he hasn’t seen in 10 years – as well as meeting his friend's fiancée – an incident soon occurs that creates a seismic shift in each of their lives. A summery melodrama, bright and verdant and attuned to the languor of the Middle East heat, America has a novelistic sprawl and an intimate bent as it carefully unfolds the three well-drawn characters in beautifully captured chapters. Winner of the Best Actress Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival, this sensual cinematic experience is a work of true magic, all built with love and redeemed by love.

The special premiere event will feature writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A afterward.


Best Actress Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival

Director's Bio

Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer

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Ofir Raul Graizer is an Israeli-born film director and screenwriter who lives between Berlin and Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Film School in Sapir College, Sderot. His first feature film The Cakemaker premiered at MJFF 2018 and went on to win seven Israeli Academy Awards as well as being selected as Israel’s official entry to the Academy Awards.

Cast and Credits


Ofir Raul Graizer


Ofir Raul Graizer


Omri Aloni


Michal Oppenheim


Oshrat Ingadashet, Michael Moshonov, Ofri Biterman

Film Info






120 minutes


English and Hebrew with English subtitles
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