Written by: [27 Jul 2015 ]
Animix 2015: Art from the Big Apple

If you read The New Yorker for the cartoons, then you will want to mark your calendar for the screening of Very Semi-Serious at the Animix International Animation, Comics and Caricature Festival 2015. Directed by Leah Wolchok, the documentary looks behind the scenes at the making of those quirky single-panel cartoons, with Bob Mankoff, New Yorker cartoon editor leading pitch meetings, as well as quick tour of the department’s history since 1925, its legends – James Thurber, William Steig, Charles Addams; and ample cartoons. As Bob Mankoff says in the …

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Written by: [25 Jul 2015 ]
Musical Summer at the Israel Museum

The Jerusalem hills and the Sculpture Garden of the Israel Museum will be the picturesque setting for a series of summer concerts, part of the ongoing celebrations for the museum’s 50th anniversary.
Mashina, still rocking hard after all these years, will be performing on Monday, July 27th with their greatest hits from “The First 30 years!”  A great nostalgia event for those who remember, and if you don’t know this great band, well it’s about time…

The Israeli Opera will host Noa (Ahinoam Nini) in a special concert conducted by David Sebba …

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Written by: [22 Jul 2015 ]
Shaun the Sheep

Madcap adventures, slapstick comedy, and barnyard mayhem takes a bite out of the big city in Shaun the Sheep, 85 minutes of sheer hilarity, insane pleasure, sight gags, cosmic mishaps, and plentiful moments of both “awww” and awe. Playful imagination meets visual artistry, storytelling wizardry, and colorful characters, to make a seriously fun film!

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Written by: [20 Jul 2015 ]
The Summer of Sangaile

The diffuse eroticism of summer permeates The Summer of Sangaile, the feel of sun and water on skin, the abundance of light in a world turned green. It’s a beautiful film – a luminous, poetic evocation of a young woman coming into her own. Director Alante Kavaite’s film is a rare find: an art film that feels good, without ever slipping into the abyss of sentimentality, a film about teenagers that is open, honest, direct, nuanced and intelligent.

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Written by: [20 Jul 2015 ]
OH LÀ LÀ – Festival of French Comedies

We all could use a good laugh, and summer is the perfect time for comedies. OH LÀ LÀ, the international comedy festival will be presenting films from July 28 – August 15, 2015. Initiated by Eden Cinema, the focus of this year’s festival will be on French comedies – which are plentiful! The films will be shown at cinematheques in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Sderot, Holon, Herzliya, and Ashdod.
17 feature films will be shown, as well as a program of comedy shorts. The films range from the classic Les Aventures …

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Written by: [19 Jul 2015 ]
Intimadance 2015

Intimadance is an annual festival of dance, presented by Tmuna Theatre, consisting of new works created in response to a different theme each year. This year’s theme is: resistance.  The works are not intended to be “crowd pleasers,” but rather as an opportunity for choreographers and performers to engage deeply with their art and focus on the process. I may not like everything I see, but I am rarely bored, often surprised, and I always have fun.
Intimadance will take place from Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2, 2015, under …