Written by: [22 Jul 2014 ]

A white square in the darkness, framed by white walls it becomes a three dimensional canvas, a museum gallery. This canvas is never empty, its blank walls are never mute, they sing centuries of history, a palimpsest of change and invention, this is the house that ideas built. One cannot look at these walls without a sense of expectation.
Wallflower by Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak begins in medias res: as the audience enters the sculpture gallery of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, three musicians are sitting on the white …

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Written by: [20 Jul 2014 ]
Jerusalem Film Festival 2014 – Awards

The 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival showed grace under pressure, taking place from July 10 – 20, 2014, in the heat of the current conflict. Audiences and film industry professionals came together to view and engage with the excellent program of films and events selected and organized by the festival’s new energetic and innovative team – Festival Director Noa Regev and Artistic Director Elad Samorzik.
Jerusalem Film Festival 2014 Awards
The Haggiag Award for Best Israeli Feature
Directors Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz for the film Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Director Tali Shalom …

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Written by: [20 Jul 2014 ]
Jerusalem Season of Culture – Update

The Jerusalem Season of Culture has issued a press release, announcing their decision to postpone events scheduled for the coming weeks, in response to the continuing conflict in the region.
Jerusalem Season of Culture press release:
Right now, as war and violence rage around us, we have decided to postpone our activities, take time to assess the changing reality, and respond in the most appropriate way to the current situation. As long as the war continues, the Jerusalem Season of Culture’s events will not carry on as planned. We look forward …

Music, Performance »

Written by: [17 Jul 2014 ]
Indie City Live 2014

***UPDATE*** Indie City Live has been postponed by the Jerusalem Municipality in accordance with the instructions of the Israeli Home Front Command. The festival, which was to take place July 24 – 25, 2014 has been postponed to a later date, as yet to be announced.
You can’t stop the music! Amid the turmoil of these difficult days, Indie City is still going strong. The music festival will go on as planned in Jerusalem with two days of back-to-back concerts July 24 – 25, 2014 – admission FREE!
Indie City will go …

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Written by: [15 Jul 2014 ]

Ania Brud Tal will be presenting her first major work: Teledoll. Inspired by her observation of new media and the different ways that people interact with the innovations of technology, Teledoll is a work for seven dancers.
Brud Tal was a principal dancer with the Bat Dor Dance Company from 1986 until 1993, when she retired from dance due to a foot injury. A dance teacher and choreographer at Bat Dor from 1993 – 1999, she also created choreography for the Musa Dance Company, taught at the Rubin Dance Academy, Bat …

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Written by: [15 Jul 2014 ]
Jerusalem Film Festival 2014: Things People Do

The American Dream is not dead, it’s become a nightmare. Examining cars in a junkyard, the charred remains of a family home, the wreckage of someone else’s dream, looking for clues to determine fault, taking careful notes, is Bill Scanlon, insurance adjuster, the protagonist of Saar Klein’s debut feature Things People Do. Bill (Wes Bentley) is living the dream: a beautiful wife (Vinessa Shaw) and two boys, a big house with a swimming pool in the back yard, gleaming like a jewel in the arid landscape.

Bill is a good guy. …