Written by: [30 May 2016 ]
Jerusalem Film Festival 2016: Almodovar’s Julieta

Julieta, Pedro Almodovar’s latest film, will open the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival in a festive screening at the Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem, on July 7, 2016. Actors Emma Suarez and Daniel Grao will be in attendance

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Written by: [31 May 2016 ]
19th Poetry Festival Metula: June 9 – 12, 2016

The Right to Shout – that is the theme for the 19th Poetry Festival in Metula, which will take place from June 9 – 12, 2016. The annual festival is the initiative of The Confederation House, which also produces the festival, and its Director Effie Benaya. The festival’s Artistic Director is Benny Ziffer, and the artistic committee members are: Effie Benaya, Rachel Gatz Salomon, Keren Koch, Ilan Berkovich, Hava Pinhas Cohen, and Dr. Ketzia Alon. Festival events include poetry readings, discussions, and encounters with poets, as well as musical performances. …

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Written by: [26 May 2016 ]
TLVFEST 2016: S & M Sally

S & M Sally, a romantic comedy with a satiric bite, explores the joys and trepidation of flagellation, meditation, polyamory and other aspects of contemporary relationships with a light and sure touch. Anxiety, as we all know, is very funny, and Jamie (portrayed by writer/director Michelle Ehlen) is an anxiety virtuoso.

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Written by: [26 May 2016 ]
Ruj Sharkie: Contemporary Arab Culture June 2016

The Jaffa Theatre and Al Saraya Theatre will present Ruj Sharkie, a five day festival of contemporary Arab Culture from June 1 – 5, 2016. The festival will present works of theatre, music, poetry and film from Palestinian, Iraqi, Lebanese and Egyptian cultures.
Opening the festival will be a musical show in the Jaffa Theatre Square, with singer/actor Galit Giat, singer/actor Mira Awad, Ala Abu Amra, Ala Azam, The Qarrar Band led by Muhamad Kondas, and rapper Tamer Nafar of DAM. In addition to musical performances, Palestinian writer Eyad Barghouthywill discuss …

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Written by: [23 May 2016 ]
Avishai Cohen & The Big Vicious: Photos

Avishai Cohen and his project The Big Vicious – with two ferocious guitarists, Uzi Ramirez and Yonatan Albalak, and two terrific drummers, Dan Mayo and Aviv Cohen – was one of the highlights of the recent Yearot Menashe Festival.

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Written by: [23 May 2016 ]
Musrara Mix 2016: Translocation


Musrara Mix, the international multidisciplinary arts festival will take place for three days, from Tuesday, May 24th – Thursday, May 26th, from 19:00 – 23:00 each evening. Featuring art exhibits, installations, performance art and music shows, one of the unique aspects of this festival is the collaboration between the college and its environs, with events taking place throughout the neighborhood. I’ve attended festivals in past years, and found it fun to roam freely amidst the music, exhibitions and installations.
Bio-art will be the focus of this year’s festival, featuring works by about …