Israeli Film Series 2016-2017

A year-long series on Israeli cinema, co-presented by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies and The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. All programs begin at 6 p.m., include a reception and are free and open to the public. 

In the fall, the screenings will be devoted to a retrospective of (1964-2016), an actress famous for her cinematic roles portraying the experience of Mizrachi Jewish women in Israeli society and on the Israeli screen. In the spring, the series will move thematically through key moments in Israeli history, society, and culture to examine the potential of Israeli cinema to tug at the intersections of art and society.

Fall 2016: Mizrachi Identities on the Israeli Screen

Film: The Band's Visit (Israel, 2007, 87 min.)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Film: GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (France, 2014, 115 min.)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
RSVP at bit.ly/vivianeamsalem

Film: Late Marriage (Israel, 2001,102 minutes)
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
RSVP at bit.ly/latemarriage