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The Lighthouse International Film Society is the film festival's sister organization, bringing  you cutting-edge, award-winning films to enjoy all year long.  

   Mark your calendars, buy your pass for the 15th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival June 7-11, 2023

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THURSDAY, March 23

7:30 p.m.

Ship Bottom Firehouse

2006 Central Ave, Ship Bottom, NJ

ADMISSION: $10 online/$12 door

(Free to LIF Society members)

LET IT BE MORNING is the story of Sami  a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen living in Jerusalem who receives an invitation to his brother’s wedding forcing him to return to the Arab village where he grew up. After the wedding finishes, with no explanation, Sami's hometown is put under a military blockade lockdown by the Israeli government. When chaos erupts overnight amongst the villagers stuck behind the wall due to the blockade, Sami is cut off from the outside world and trapped in an unexpected situation. As he deals with questions about his own identity and hidden secrets are revealed, Sami watches everything he holds dear begin to fall apart. 

LET IT BE MORNING is a film about a state of siege, both internal and external – centered around a man who has built a wall around his heart, and how that inner wall starts coming apart when an actual, real wall goes up around his hometown.  Director Eran Kolirin employs a distinctly dry sense of humor to underline the absurdities of life in modern-day Israel.


Written and directed by award-winning Israeli filmmaker Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit), and adapted from the international best-selling novel, Let It Be Morning  by Palestinian author Sayed Kashua.

Thank you to our sponsor 


RE/MAX of Long Beach Island 

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LIF Society's  Past Screenings 



Cinema Sabaya - Jan. 21 

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Feb. 18th/19th


Cat Daddies- Dec. 15

DashCam - Dec. 8

The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez - Nov. 23

Hold Me TIght - November 5

Boblo Boats - October 27

Facing Monsters - September 30th

Sweet Disaster – September 16th

A Rising Fury – August 31st

Birth of the Endless Summer: Discovery of Cape St. Francis – May 21st

OLGA – May 11th

Broken Wings & Nest 38 – April 9th

Oscar Nominated Shorts March 18th & 19th
The Automat & One All The Way
March 4th
February 20th
January 13th-31st

Hive December 15th
The Pine Barrens
November 11th-14th
Velvet Underground Documentary
November 5th
October 13th
2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts – April
New York DOG Festival
March 22nd-29th

New York CAT Festival March 8th-15th
February 12th-25th
Horse Latitudes 
February 11th-18th
Two of Us
February 5th-25th
Some Kind of Heaven 
January 15th - February 15th
Big vs Small 
January 7th-11th

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