Above and Beyond

Directing By: Roberta Grossman | 2015 | 1h 27m | Unrated

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500 71st St, Miami Beach (786) 207-1919

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A ragtag band of brothers, volunteering from abroad, turned the tide of Israel’s Independence War and laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.

In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. This ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride. ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story. The first major feature-length documentary about the foreign airmen in the ’48 War, ABOVE AND BEYOND brings together new interviews as well as stunning aerial footage to present a fascinating, little-known tale filled with heart, heroism and high-flying chutzpah.

Filmed in the U.S., Israel and the United Kingdom, ABOVE AND BEYOND is produced by Nancy Spielberg and directed by Roberta Grossman, with cinematography by Harris Done, special effects by Industrial Light & Magic and an original score from Hans Zimmer’s Studio.

A fascinating little-known historical tale is stirringly recounted in Roberta Grossman’s documentary about Jewish-American fighter pilots who volunteered to fight for Israel in its 1948 War of Independence.
– HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

…The film (produced by Steven Spielberg’s sister Nancy) is nutty, dramatic, surprising and above all inspiring.
– NEW YORK POST

The film is best appreciated as a straightforward testimonial: old war buddies’ hurrah against anti-Semitism.
– NEW YORK TIMES

…The film offers a fascinating chronicle of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war through the eyes of a daring group of men.
– LOS ANGELES TIMES