Tag Archives: Israeli Film Series

Film Series: Hunting Elephants

2013. Israel. Dir: Reshef Levi. With Sasson Gabai, Patrick Stewart. 107 min.

 

Twelve-year-old Jonathan decides to exact revenge on the bank his father worked for, following their refusal to pay compensation for dad’s death on the job. With the aid of his grandfather and two of his elderly friends, Jonathan will attempt to rob the bank and earn some payback in this crime caper. Speaker: Isaac Zablocki, Director of Film Programs at JCC Manhattan.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: The Wonders

2013. Israel. Dir: Avi Nesher. With Adir Miller, Yehuda Levi. 112 min.

 

A graffiti artist and general slacker is sucked into the middle of a conspiracy upon discovering an unusual rabbi who is being held captive across the alleyway. Frequently honored as one of Israel’s greatest filmmakers, director Nesher cowrote the film with the lead vocalist of an Israeli hip-hop band. Speaker: Scott Higgins, Film Studies Chair.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Arab Labor

2008. Israel. Dir: Shai Kapon. With Norman Issa, Clara Khoury. 96 min.

 

We present two episodes from Season Two of this satirical sitcom about an Israeli Arab couple and their daughter who have moved into a Jewish neighborhood. Arab Labor’s characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to poke fun at the divides in Jerusalem’s mixed society. Speaker: Creator/writer Sayed Kashua.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Israeli Film Festival at Goldsmith

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

Film Series: “In Treatment: Season Two”

“IN TREATMENT” SEASON TWO
2005. Israel. TV. Starring Assi Dayan, Gila Almagor.

The second season of “In Treatment” takes a more “psychological” tack than the dramatic first season. Ori Sivan, head writer and co-creator of the show (and current Wesleyan Jewish and Israel Studies Visiting Professor), will present episodes from the second season and afterwards discuss the evolution of the series.

Date: Tonight, April 30th
Time: 8PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, CFS
FREE

Film Series: “In Treatment: Season 1”

“IN TREATMENT” SEASON ONE
2005. Israel. TV. Starring Assi Dayan, Gila Almagor.

Ori Sivan, head writer and co-creator of “In Treatment”(and current Wesleyan Jewish and Israel Studies Visiting Professor), will present episodes from the first season of this Israeli TV show about a therapist and his patients. Last year, this acclaimed show was adapted stateside for HBO. Sivan will speak after the screening.

Date: Tonight, April 23rd
Time: 8PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, CFS
FREE