Directed by Tsivia Barkai-Yacov (Israel, 2018, 91 min.). Digital. Hebrew with English subtitles.

In Biblical times, red cows were sacrificed to purify anyone who came into contact with a corpse. Benni’s father is convinced his prized red calf will bring them salvation, but Benni, who lives with her dad in an East Jerusalem settlement, feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its pen. When she meets Yael (Moran Rosenblatt, Apples from the Desert, BJFF 2015), new feelings of longing and desire arise. Increasingly critical of her dad’s peculiar spirituality, Benni sets out on a personal journey that will shape her religious, political, and sexual consciousness.

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Ticket Information

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Ticketing Policies


Event Policies

This film occurs after Museum hours. Please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road.

Taste Café will be open for movie concessions until 15 minutes after the film starts.

The parking garage will remain open for 30 minutes after the film ends.


Museum doors will open 45 minutes before the start of the film and will be closed 30 minutes after it starts. Latecomers will not be admitted.