20 February 2012

2012 Israeli Film Festival

University of Wisconsin-Madison Hillel and the Jewish Federation of Madison are presenting the ninth annual Israeli Film Festival February 26 through March 1. This year's theme is diversity. No, it's not too Israelicious for you, baby. I'll even walk you through it. All events except those of March 1 are at UW-Madison Hillel at 611 Langdon.

February 26--a Sunday--is for the meshpakha. Snacks, face-painting, and Purim goodness at 1PM. And Super Boy at 2PM. At Hillel, of course.

The  movies to be screened the February 27--A Matter of Size, a film about overweight folks b'eretz and Rabies, an Israeli horror film (the first?), which also stars the overwhelmingly Israelicious Lior Ashkenazi and, yeah, that Ran Danker kid. Complimentary snackies!

Student shorts from film students from Tel Aviv University, which is the school directors like Eytan Fox and Haim Tabakman graduated from, and comedy This Is Sodom are on the program for February 28.

James' Journey to Jerusalem and  and The Matchmaker are the plan for February 29.

March 1, the festival's last night,  is special. Not only will the Israeli Film Festival will be collaborating with UW-Madison's Department of Communicative Disorders to show Voices from El-Sayed and Deaf Jam at the Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Avenue, but also Oded Adomi Leshem, the director of El-Sayed, will be present. Also: dessert reception!