2024 EVENT LIST

IN PERSON ONLY
Drama
105 min
2012
Israel
Joseph Madmoney
Jacob Fidelman, proprietor of an antique restoration business in Tel Aviv, is lost. His partner of forty years has just died, his business is at death’s door, and his hot shot son Noah is trying to force him to sell the shop. But then Fidelman takes on a new employee, Anton, who discovers the potential value locked in a decrepid 1882 Steinway piano, and who also starts to fall for Noah’s wife, eight months pregnant with Fidelman’s grandson. Nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards.

Evans Performance Center at Shalom Austin

Mar 17

7:30PM
VIRTUAL ONLY
Documentary
115 min
2023
Israel
Yariv Mozer
In previously unheard bombshell audiotapes, the architect of Hitler’s Final Solution boasts about his role and motives during the Holocaust. Six decades after his trial and execution in Israel, these long-hidden recordings surface of Adolf Eichmann talking with a Dutch Nazi journalist in 1957 Argentina. Before facing justice, the candid admissions expose Eichmann’s visceral antisemitism and zeal for mass murder, contradicting his later claims that he was merely a functionary following orders. Investigative filmmaker Yariv Mozer, who tracked down the original recordings, posits why the evidence was concealed during trial. Staged reenactments of Eichmann’s own chilling words, as well as colorized courtroom footage, offer a dramatic rebuttal to notions of the banality of evil.

Virtual

Jan 19

12:00PM
VIRTUAL ONLY
Drama
116 min
2023
France
Cédric Kahn
In 1976, the second trial of Pierre Goldman, a far-left activist suspected of killing two pharmacists during a robbery gone wrong, was held. The case mobilized many media figures. Based on true events.

Virtual

Mar 30

12:00PM
VIRTUAL ONLY
Drama
125 min
2023
Italy
Giuseppe Piccioni
Italy, after the promulgation of the racial laws (1938). Luciano, a Fascist-abiding restaurateur, nonetheless believes he can still live by his own rules inside his business. However, everything changes when Anna, a girl with a dangerous secret, starts to work at his restaurant.

Virtual

Feb 24

10:00AM
IN PERSON ONLY
Comedy, Drama, Romance
110 min
2004
Israel
Avi Nesher
A group of families emigrate from India to Israel in the late sixties, seeking a better life in what they believe to be the first outpost of the West in Asia. To their surprise, they are sent to a new settlement in the middle of the desert, populated mostly by Moroccan Jews. The two cultures clash as the group tries to integrate into the community, and are faced by harsh realities. But despite the conflicts and prejudices, a strong friendship develops between two girls from opposite sides of the struggle. The film finds a perfect combination between humor and sentiment in a very real and very difficult situation.

Evans Performance Center at Shalom Austin

May 19

7:30PM
IN PERSON ONLY
Comedy, Drama
100 min
2014
Israel
Talya Lavie
A smash hit in Israel and winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Zero Motivation is a unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, Talya Lavie's brilliant debut details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. Pencil-pushers in the Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their aspiring senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career, but with a platoon of unskilled, idle, female soldiers without any drive under her charge, her ambitions for promotion are constantly thwarted.

Evans Performance Center at Shalom Austin

Apr 14

7:30PM