Fest Film to show “Incitement” in February

By Reporter staff 

The Binghamton Jewish Film Fest will hold a virtual showing of the Israeli drama “Incitement” in February. The film is in Hebrew with English subtitles. Registration is required prior to Wednesday, February 1, which is when the link will be sent out. A discussion will take place on Sunday, February 5 at 5:30 pm. Registration is free, but donations are welcome. To register, click here

“Incitement” offers a depiction of the lead-up to the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin seen through the worldview of his assassin, Yigal Amir. It chronicles the descent of a promising law student to an intransigent ultra-nationalist obsessed with murdering his country’s leader. The film was nominated for 10 Ophir awards in Israel and won awards for best film and casting. 

In The Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan noted that “those expecting a bombastic diatribe will encounter a film that is anything but. A chilling portrait of how fanaticism can grow and be enabled, this is a matter-of-fact film that moves with an awful inexorability toward its foregone conclusion.” On the website Movie Nation (https://rogersmovienation.com), Roger Moore wrote that “‘Incitement’ is a riveting Israeli docudrama about the chain of events that led Amir, an intense, fanatical ex-special forces soldier turned law student, to assassinate Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, a murder that directly led to decades of right wing rule in Israel, much of it by the indicted, corrupt darling of Israel’s religious right, Benjamin Netanyahu.” 

“Join us for this thought-provoking and dramaic film,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton. “It packs a powerful punch.”