10th Annual Israeli Film Festival
(Movie / Film)
Come join us Sunday, March 22, and Monday, March 23, for our annual Israeli Film Festival. Please note this year's new event location in Wells Hall B-122.
"Garden of Eden" (2012)
Director: Ran Tal
Runtime: 73 minutes. Hebrew, with English subtitles.
The documentary "The Garden of Eden" is the story of Sakhne springs, one of the most popular national parks in Israel. The film documents the park's transformations over the course of a year while telling the poignant stories of its denizens. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2012 Jerusalem Film Festival.
Discussion to be led by Dr. Ronen Steinberg.
Director: Yuval Adler
Runtime: 99 minutes. Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles.
The drama "Bethlehem" is the story of the bond between Razi, an Israeli "Shin Bet" (secret service) officer, and his Palestinian informant, Sanfur, the younger brother of a Palestinian militant. Israel's nominee for Best Foreign Film at the 2013 Academy Awards. Discussion to be led by Dr. Yael Aronoff.
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner break
Free meals and drinks for movie patrons. Catered by Woody's Oasis Mediterranean Deli.
"Farewell Party" (2014)
Directors: Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit
Runtime: 90 minutes. Hebrew, with English subtitles.
A compassionate, humor-softened handling of a difficult issue that all must someday confront. With a finely honed visual sense and superbly ironic comic timing and dialogue, the movie pits the ethics of assisted suicide against the right to die with dignity. Winner of many Israeli and world film festival prizes in 2014. Discussion to be led by Dr. Steven Weiland.
IFF 2015 Festival Coordinator: Marc Bernstein
IFF 2015 Film Committee: Ariana Mentzel and Ronen Steinberg
We would like to thank our co-sponsors for their generous support: Asian Studies Center, College of Arts and Letters, College of Social Science, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Linguistics & Languages, Global Studies, Greater Lansing Jewish Welfare Federation, Hadassah Lansing, Hillel Student Center, James Madison College, Kehillat Israel Congregation, Muslim Studies Program, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, and Elliott A. Spoon.