Israel @ 70 Film Series     

January 30, 2018

Watching Israeli films is often a fascinating encounter with the country’s reality, brought alive on the big screen. Join us for three films and get a glimpse of Israeli culture and society.

Tickets: $9 M/ $11NM (Per Film)

Register: (204) 477-7510 or Buy Tickets Online

The Ballad of the Weeping Spring  Balada Le’aviv Ha’bohe

Wednesday, February 14

7 p.m.

Berney Theatre

Torn apart by tragedy, a legendary band reunites to play an emotional final concert in the captivating feature The Ballad of the Weeping Spring; a stylized homage to spaghetti westerns and samurai epics, shot entirely in Israel but set in a mythical time and place.

With a pervasive pan-ethnic soundtrack serving as the film’s backbone, the story centers on the brooding  Josef Tawila (Israeli Academy  Winner Uri Gavriel), once the leader of the Mizrahi band (a unique musical form combining Middle Eastern and North African influences), who lives a hermit-like existence in the wake of a terrible accident. In a series of quirky vignettes across stunning exotic locations, Tawila brings together his old musician buddies to grant the last wishes of a dying friend, while healing his own tortured soul.

Nominated for nine Israeli Academy Awards, with wins for Best Original Music, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.

“It has it all–music, drama, comedy, romance–all done with a deft hand.”   Tablet Magazine

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Turn Left at the End of the World

Sof Ha’Olam Smola

Wednesday, March 21

2:00 pm 

Berney Theatre

At the end of the sixties, two immigrant families – one from Morocco and the other from India – become unlikely neighbours in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere in Israel. Apart from the dream of a new life, they have nothing in common.

Obliged to live side by side, they flex their muscles and try to assert their identity. Both cling to their customs and try to impose their culture on the other.

Meanwhile, each family has a teenage daughter negotiating the landscapes of the sexual revolution. When the sultry Moroccan, Nicol, and the heady Indian, Sara, become friends, their youth and desire for freedom help them overcome prejudices. In this isolated place, the road to harmony twists joyfully with many surprises. Nominated for 6 awards at the Israel Film Academy.

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Entebbe: Operation Thunderbolt

Mivtsa Yonatan

Wednesday, April 4

7:00 pm

Berney Theatre

In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages. The film is based on the true facts and follows the events since the flight’s takeoff and until the hostages’ return to Israel.

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