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Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut: The Exciting and Provocative Cinema of Israel

Black and white film still of a building with many arched windowsThursday May 4, 2017
Doors open: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Admission: $5.00

With film critic Shlomo Schwartzberg

From social portraits of women, immigrants, Israeli Arabs and religious Jews to political films about the Israeli-Palestinian struggle, learn how recent Israeli movies offer a thought-provoking glimpse into some of the issues facing the country. In recent years, Israeli films such as Walk on Water, Broken Wings, James’ Journey to Jerusalem, Close to Home, Lebanon, Late Marriage, Sweet Mud and Ushpizin have testified to the breadth and depth of a country that is much more than the conflict-ridden place it is often portrayed as in the media.

From social portraits of women, immigrants, Israeli Arabs and religious Jews to political films about the Israeli-Palestinian struggle, Israeli movies offer a thought-provoking glimpse into some of the issues facing the country.
Shlomo webShlomo Schwartzberg is a Toronto based critic, teacher and programmer. Shlomo was Director of Programming for the Toronto Jewish Film Festival from 1996-2004 and Chair of the Toronto Jewish Film Society from 2008-2011. He has written for a number of publications, including The New York Times, The Jerusalem Report magazine, The South China Post, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and the Canadian Jewish News. He was also the Canadian correspondent for Box Office magazine and Screen International. In January 2010, Shlomo co-founded Critics at Large, a noted online daily publication which covers the cultural arts. Currently, Shlomo lectures on cinema and television at Ryerson University, as well as at various venues around the city, including the Miles Nadal JCC.

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