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Disturbing the Peace

One Night Only
Post-film Talk with Director Stephen Apkon

A New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Disturbing the Peace follows a group of former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from the most elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have come together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.”

The film traces their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to non-violent peace activists and their founding of Combatants for Peace (CfP).

While the film is based in the Middle East, it creates an experience that addresses universal themes that are relevant to all of us – regardless of geography.

It is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us, and with the power of our convictions take action to create a new possibility.


Post-film Talk
Director Stephen Apkon will be in attendance and will field Q&A after the film.


About the Speaker

Stephen Apkon (Director and Producer) is a filmmaker and social entrepreneur. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education center located in Pleasantville, NY.

Opened in 2001, the JBFC has become one of the premier film institutions in the United States, with a Board of Directors that includes Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Jonathan Demme among others.

Disturbing the Peace is his directorial debut. He is a Co-Producer of Presenting Princess Shaw, directed by Ido Haar (distributed by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media), Producer of I’m Carolyn Parker, directed by Jonathan Demme and Enlistment Days, also directed by Haar, and Executive Producer of Planetary.

Mr. Apkon is the author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in April 2013 – foreword by Martin Scorsese.

"Their stories are compelling — and persuasive. The transformations they describe are less like lightning bolts and more like dawning epiphanies."

Andy Webster, New York Times

"The film is a space for listening, for trying to understand."

Diana Clarke, Village Voice

"Well-chosen news and archival clips, footage from CFP's provocative rallies, plus a series of skillful and useful reenactments help flesh out this inspiring portrait."

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

Movie Info

DIRECTED BY STEPHEN APKON AND ANDREW YOUNG
87 MINUTES

CINEMA ADMISSION:

REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $5
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $4.50
SENIORS (65+): $7
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $7

REAL ART WAYS' FACILITIES ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CAFÉ.