Professor Katz in the Religion and Hebrew Departments writes:
The Jewish and Israel Studies with the co-sponsoring of the Film Studies Department would like to invite you, your students and friends to the opening of The Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival on Thursday, January 28 at 8pm at the Goldsmith Family Cinema. Each Thursday, for six consecutive weeks, an Israeli movie will be screened. The last screening will take place on March 4. Our first movie, Souvenirs, is the winner of the Golden Gate award from the San Francisco International Film Festival (2007) as well as the winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary (2006). Shahar, an unemployed film maker, starts a filmed journey in search of his father’s, an 82 years old Yemenite, “souvenirs”, left with local girls during his service in the Jewish Brigade while stationed in Amsterdam during the Second War World. This charming and funny journey starts in Israel and continues through Italy and Germany and ends in Holland with an unexpected discovery. During this journey, some myths of bravery are questioned with compassion and without the heart break. After the screening, film critic Laura Blum will deliver a talk entitled “Military Affairs: Souvenirs and the Romance of the Jewish Brigade”.
Next Thursday, the comedy A Matter of Size will premiere in Connecticut with commentary by the two Israeli directors.
I hope to see you at the movies, Dalit Katz.
For a complete listing of the movies playing in the series, check your film calendars. They’re all in there.
Time: 8:00 PM (movie time)
Date: This and upcoming Thursdays.
Location: Goldsmith Cinema