All movies buffs and anybody who enjoys cinema can be very excited about the Jewish and Israeli Film festival coming up with some wonderful, sublime movies and documentaries. This is a combination of two festivals, one with a general Jewish theme hosted at Cornell’s Willard Straight cinema, and one with a contemporary Israeli theme hosted at Ithaca college. The Ithaca college Israeli film festival also features panel discussions exploring the themes of the movies.
I’m particularly excited about the Israeli film festival as this festival is showing the two fictional movies of the entire series, “The Ballad of the Weeping Spring” and “Mabul“. Using the power of fiction to explore Israeli cultural issues is an opportunity that young people in this country encounter less often than documentary and historical approaches.
For practical, logistical purposes I list the movies by calendar date:
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00PM “The Last of the Unjust” documentary by Claude Lanzmann. Location Cornell Cinema Willard Straight Theatre.
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:15PM “The Ballad of the Weeping Spring“ Location Ithaca College Park Auditorium.
Sunday March 2, 11:00AM “Sukkah City” (documentary). Location Cornell Cinema Willard Straight Theatre. Hosted by the TBE Arts Committee, with free bagels and coffee.
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 5:00PM “The Garden of Eden”. Location Ithaca College Park Auditorium.
Saturday March 8, 7:00PM “Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here“ (documentary). Location Cornell Cinema Willard Straight Theatre. Note this movie is also shown Sunday March 9th.
Sunday March 16, 11:00AM “Beautifully Broken: The Life and Work of Rafael Goldchain” (documentary). Location Cornell Cinema Willard Straight Theatre. Hosted by the TBE Arts Committee, with free bagels and coffee. Rafael Goldchain, the subject of the documentary, will be present.
For more information go to: cinema.cornell.edu/series_Spring2014/jewish-film-festiv.html and israelffithaca.com
I haven’t seen any of these movies and they all look amazing. Does anyone have a personal recommendations?