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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.

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