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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.

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

The Deli Man Cometh – Part I

deli man movie poster - close up of a sandwich cross section with the words Deli Man in the middleThursday May 11, 2017
Socialize over refreshments: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

$4 Drop-In

Film Screening of Deli Man

For some, delicatessen food is close to a religious experience. A tender, crumbling cut of corned beef steeped in its juices. A full-bodied garlic dill pickle. Spicy brown mustard with grain. A blintz that melts in your mouth like a creamsicle on a summer’s day. Recipes and culinary garnishes from Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania that flowed into late 19th and early 20th century America and soon became part of an American culinary and cultural vernacular – Deli.

Read more: The Deli Man Cometh – Part I

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