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Written by: [2 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is a wonderfully feel-good film that surges with the excitement of the race to space, and the nascent Civil Rights Movement. It’s a riveting story that follows Katherine Goble, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson, three African-American women, as they struggle with the tensions of racial discrimination and sexism of early 1960s America, while their mathematical and engineering talents play a crucial role in advancing space travel. A story all the more amazing as it is based on fact, perhaps the most surprising aspect of the film is that …

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Written by: [31 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Censorship – Exhibition

Censorship (Tzenzura) is the title of a four-day multi-disciplinary exhibition curated by Yehezkel Lazarov, and produced by Omri Shapira at AZA 13, the Ankori Studios. The event will take place from February 1 – 4, 2017, and is free and open to the public.
The exhibition will be on display throughout all the spaces within the building – 20 in all, and will include works from a variety of disciplines: photography, painting, performance, installations, music, dance, video, and film. Among the participating artists are: Tamar Borrer, Michael Bar Or, Avi Benjamin, …

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Written by: [25 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
Raash BaSifriya – Fun & Free at the Beit Ariela Library

Vegan Friendly (Geva Alon’s new band), Vaadat Charigim, Eifo HaYeled, and Daniel Davidovsky on amplified bicycle, will be performing at Beit Ariela, on Thursday, December 29, 2016 – admission free! What’s the occasion?

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Written by: [14 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Slamstival #2 December 2016 | ]
Slamstival #2 December 2016

The Spoken Word peak event of the year will take place this month – Slamstival #2, presented by the Incubator Theater and Poetry Slam Israel. Now in its 2nd edition, the annual Spoken Word festival of Poetry Slam Israel is going international, with performers from Japan, Russia, Canada, Italy, Denmark and Belgium. Events will take place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on December 25 – 27, 2016, with the Grand Slam taking place on December 29th at Hangar 11, Port of Tel Aviv.
The festival program:
Sunday, December 25th
International Poetry Slam with …

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Written by: [13 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival: Bang! The Bert Berns Story | ]
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival: Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Piece of my Heart is one of those songs that hits you hard and deep, for me, and for a multitude of music fans (fanatics?) it will always be connected with Janis Joplin, but after seeing Bang! The Bert Berns Story, I will never again hear the song in the same way. It still cuts deep, maybe even deeper,

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Written by: [8 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Ibrahim Mahama – Fracture | ]
Ibrahim Mahama – Fracture

Ibrahim Mahama’s Fracture transforms the Lightfall in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The site-specific installation covers the smooth walls with jute sacks, their rough texture marked by time, and imprinted with traces of people and transactions; human labor translated into visual, textural expression.

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Written by: [7 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Moana | ]
Moana

Moana is the adventurer so many girls (and girls at heart) long to see on screen – curious, brave, and strong. John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) have created a story with the force of myth, powered by nature, magic, and character, infused with music and humor, and with a visually compelling island aesthetic expressed in use of traditional designs, tattoo art, glowing underwater scenes, dramatic storms and serene green exotica.

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Written by: [4 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival 2016 | ]
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival 2016

The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival will take place from December 24 – 29, 2016 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Now in its 18th edition, the festival will present 40 films, with Israeli and international premieres, with many opportunities for the audience to meet and converse with the festival’s special guests.

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Written by: [29 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Kutiman – Offgrid Offline | ]
Kutiman – Offgrid Offline

Art is a mind-altering substance. Certainly, in its creation, but even as an observer, viewing, hearing, experiencing a work of art impacts the mind whether consciously or not. The ways art is made and the ways in which it is defined and understood are always in flux, although we are living in a time when this process is perhaps more readily apparent than most. Offgrid, by Kutiman (Ophir Kutiel), the musician and video artist, is the latest work in his Thru You series begun in 2009, a mesmerizing mash-up whose …

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Written by: [26 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Midnight East Top Ten: December 2016 | ]
Midnight East Top Ten: December 2016

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As 2016 moves towards its close, leaving many of us looking back in horror at the events of the past year, and since, as we know, winter is coming – let’s bring some warmth and light into the month to come and the new year ahead!