My Mom, my Dad and the would-be
first Zionist (empty) plane hijacking
Israeli filmmaker documents her parents heroic failed escape attempt from the USSR in 1970:
Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents who were denied exit visas, plot to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. 45 years later, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents, leaders of the group, "heroes" in the West but "terrorists" in Russia.
"Watching this film gives us the sense of looking through a magical, miraculous window on a time the likes of which we may never see again. We can, however, experience it through Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov’s powerful, emotional, exhilarating film and come away filled with both satisfaction and hope.."
— Beth Sarafraz, The Jewish Press
Director Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov will arrive in the US & Canada to present “Operation Wedding” & answer audience’s questions!
October 28, 9:15 pm l ArcLight Cinemas - The Glen
Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (Illinois premiere)
JCC Manhattan: October 31, 2017 at 7 PM l Co-presented with Generation R, Jewish Community Relations Council NYNational Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry & World Jewish Congress North America
November 4 at 7pm: Schwartz/Reisman Centre
Sponsored by UJA Fedration of Greater Toronto, Genesis Philanthropy Group, J. Academy Camp
November 8 at 6:30 pm
Chevra Cinema opening night red carpet