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NY's Other Israel Film Festival Announces North American Premiere of 'The Gatekeepers' TV Series

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 28, 2013 at 2:38PM

The 7th annual Other Israel Film Festival (OIFF), running November 14-21 in Manhattan, announced today that this year’s fest has nabbed the North American premiere of Dror Moreh’s new television series, "The Gatekeepers," expanded from the director's eponymous Oscar-nominated 2012 documentary on the chillingly complex world of the Israeli Secret Service.
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'The Gatekeepers'
'The Gatekeepers'

The 7th annual Other Israel Film Festival (OIFF), running November 14-21 in Manhattan, announced today that this year’s fest has nabbed the North American premiere of Dror Moreh’s new television series, "The Gatekeepers," expanded from the director's eponymous Oscar-nominated 2012 documentary on the chillingly complex world of the Israeli Secret Service.  

Moreh will attend the premiere to speak to audiences after the screening.  

Other guests and presenters at this year’s festival include "60 Minutes" host Bob Simon; Daily Beast columnist Peter Beinart, and Oscar- winning filmmaker Michael Moore.

Our TOH! interview with Moreh out of the 2012 Telluride Film Festival is here.

This article is related to: Festivals, The Gatekeepers, Dror Moreh


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.