IAC Cinematec Israeli Film Series
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will present IAC Cinematec, intended as a US public introduction to Israeli films, film makers and daily life in Israel. The goal is to create an Israeli -American community of film fans, who can share in the experience and enjoy dialogues about the films.
The 4-film series will be screened with English subtitles and will take place on Sunday evenings. Each screening will be attended by a guest director, actor, or a film professional, who will discuss issues related to the film in English.
WHERE: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
ADMISSION: $12 for JCC members; $14 public; full series is $36 for members; $40 public.
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1427.
Enter the world of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. Mr. Gaga captures the elusive beauty of contemporary dance and immerses the audience in the creative process behind Batsheva’s unique performances. Using intimate rehearsal footage, extensive unseen archive materials and stunning dance sequences, Gaga’s director Tomer Heymann reveals the fascinating story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance. Following the film, Heymann will lead engage the audience in a discussion, after being introduced by Eran Polishuk, director of Film and Media at the Israeli Consulate.
Gaga Dance workshop – Prior to the film, people are welcome to join a unique Gaga dance workshop led by a previous Batsheva dancer. No prior dancing experience required. Please wear comfortable clothes. 7-7:45 pm. $10 JCC members; $12 public.
WHEN: Sun, Feb 19, 7-9 PM
This is the story of a 78-yearold Greek man and his Hasidic rapper son, who have been estranged for many years. They embark together on a road trip from Israel to Greece, searching for an old magician who saved the father’s life during World War II. Directors: Guy Nattiv, Erez Tadmor
WHEN: Sun, Mar 5, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Based on the story of Eli Amir, Farewell Baghdad depicts the story of the last days of the Baghdad Jewish community of the 1950s. At that time, Iraq was struggling to overcome its defeat in the Arab-Israel war and the world’s oldest Jewish community was grappling between its historical and cultural relationship with the Iraqi people, the growing support for the communist movement, and their solidarity with the State of Israel. Director: Nissim Dayan. Based on a story by Eli Amir
Is That You?
WHEN: Sun, May 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Meet Ronnie (Alon Aboutboul) a 60-year-old Israeli projectionist, who has been fired from his job and goes to the U.S. in search of Rachel, the love of his youth. Is That You? is a romantic, road trip to “The Road not Taken” in life, created by award winning film maker Dani Menkin.