The Times of Israel Presents: Israeli cinema, theater and conversation – in English
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The Times of Israel Presents: Israeli cinema, theater and conversation – in English

A new series of regular events in Jerusalem will showcase the best of Israeli culture and public life for visitors and English-speaking residents

Detail from poster for 'Norman,' starring Richard Gere and directed by Joseph Cedar. (Courtesy)
Detail from poster for 'Norman,' starring Richard Gere and directed by Joseph Cedar. (Courtesy)

JERUSALEM — Israeli writers, filmmakers, musicians and public figures are lining up to join The Times of Israel’s new series of English-language events in Jerusalem. They include ex-Mossad chief Efraim Halevy, Oscar-nominated director Joseph Cedar, and acclaimed author David Grossman.

From February, we will be interviewing the country’s top personalities live on stage and presenting the best of Israeli theatre and cinema available in English.

February 14: THE CITY
On February 14, the Incubator Theater’s acclaimed “hip-hop opera” “The City” — a popular sellout show in its Hebrew original — will be performed in English at Bet Mazia in central Jerusalem.

“The play tells a classic noir tale of private detective Joe meeting a mysterious woman who convinces him to investigate her sister’s strange disappearance,” reports Jessica Steinberg.

Tickets are available HERE.

February 26: EFRAIM HALEVY
On February 26, Times of Israel editor in chief David Horovitz will interview ex-Mossad director Efraim Halevy live on stage at the Hirsch Theater, Bet Shmuel, near the David Citadel Hotel. Halevy will be discussing his long career as a spy, diplomat and head of Israel’s National Security Council. He’ll also be signing copies of his superb memoir “Man in the Shadows.” Tickets available HERE.

Filmmaker Elite Zexer making the rounds of international film festivals with her award-winning film, 'Sand Storm' (Courtesy Elite Zexer)
Filmmaker Elite Zexer making the rounds of international film festivals with her award-winning film, ‘Sand Storm’ (Courtesy Elite Zexer)

March 2: SAND STORM with ELITE ZEXER
On March 2, we present a screening (with English subtitles) of “Sand Storm,” winner of the 2016 Ophir Prize for best Israeli movie and Israel’s submission for best foreign-language film at this year’s Oscars. We’ll be meeting the movie’s director, Elite Zexer, who’ll be answering questions live on stage at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Tickets available HERE.

March 6: NORMAN with JOSEPH CEDAR
On March 6, we’re hosting Oscar-nominated director Joseph Cedar for an exclusive preview screening of his new film “Norman,” starring Richard Gere. The director will join us for a live interview at Cinema City, Jerusalem. Tickets available HERE.

Coming up in future events: David Grossman, Melanie Philllips, Nir Barkat, Natan Sharansky, Yossi Klein Halevi, Nobel Prizewinner Prof. Robert Aumann, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner and many more.

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