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A History of Israeli Cinema


Sunday, April 11th @ 1:00 PM

A History of Israeli Cinema

$8 General; $6 Members and Full-Time Students Fee includes admission to either or both film parts

In recent years, Israeli cinema has risen to prominence through a recent wave of hits such as The Band's Visit, Waltz with Bashir, and Jellyfish, but its history proves much longer and richer. Don't miss A History of Israeli Cinema, Raphaël Nadjari's epic documentary on the history of the films and the cultural milieu that gave rise to their creation.

Part 1 covers 1932–1978, while Part 2 addresses 1978–2007. Together they provide a fascinating and lively overview of the nation's foray into the art form. (France/Israel, 2009. Part 1: 104 min.; Part 2: 106 min. In Hebrew with English subtitles. No MPAA rating.)

Israeli scholar Yaffa Weisman will moderate a post-screening discussion with the audience. Dr. Weisman is an adjunct associate professor of contemporary Jewish studies and the librarian of the Frances-Henry Library at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, in Los Angeles. She is a published writer and translator, in Israel and in the United States, in the areas of history and criticism of modern drama, poetry, literature, and liturgy