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‘Matchmaker’ Opens Israel Film Festival

The Toronto entry is one of more than 30 titles on tap

israel flagIsrael Film Festival organizers unveiled the 30-plus lineup for the fest, including the West Coast premiere of Avi Nesher's Toronto entry "The Matchmaker" as opening night film.

The festival runs Oct. 20-Nov. 4 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, the Royal in West Los Angeles and the Laemmle Fallbrook 7 in West Hills.

A gala awards dinner honoring Richard Dreyfuss with the Career Achievement Award; Ryan Kavanaugh with the Outstanding Achievement in Film Award; Jon Landau with the Visionary Award; and Avi Lerner with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tickets and more info: www.IsraelFilmFestival.com.