Admission Policy

Complimentary for Current Members

Guest (Non-Members)
at the door

Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM

Coachella Valley Premiere

Saturday - July 7, 2007
Doors Open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

What is it like living in a state of perpetual war and terror?  Israel is a paradise of sun and beach, of splendor and history. Is it crazy to live in a country where any day may bring death, where 18-year-old boys and girls are required to enlist in the army?  Israel is a place where daily life is both glory and affliction.  Mike's Place is a popular live music bar on the Tel Aviv beachfront.  It could be any rock and blues bar in any city, anywhere in the world.  Three filmmakers chose Mike's Place to show that the bloodshed and fear on news broadcasts is not the whole story concerning Israel.  People there still laugh, dance and listen to music despite the seemingly endless warfare and terrorism.

Festivals & Awards:

Hamptons International Film Festival - Best film award for Films of Conflict and Resolution; 12th Avignon/New York Film Festival - Pierre Salinger Award for Best Documentary; Fire Island Golden Wagon Film Festival - Red Wagon Award; Newport International Film Festival, Washington Jewish Film Festival, Cannes Film Market, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Boston Jewish Film Festival, Dayton Jewish International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, St. Louis Jewish Film Festival, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival


“Blues by the Beach presents Mike's Place as an example of the way Israelis persevere in the face of constant threat.” - Philadelphia Arts;  

“A very, very important film.” - David Mamet

Director: Joshua Faudem
Distributor: Pax Americana Productions
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Run time: 75 minutes

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