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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Students present their research on April 20

Thursday April 20, 11 am-12:15 pm, William Pitt Union Kurzman Room

"The Pittsburgh Torah Scrolls Project"

 

Film Schmoozes: Join us at the JFilm Festival for two post-film discussions led by local scholars. 

 

Friday April 21, 5:30; Schmooze immediately following, Manor Theater

Past Life

Pittsburgh Premiere, Director: Avi Nesher

2016, Israel/Poland, 110 Min, Hebrew, English, German,Polish with subtitles

FILM SCHMOOZE LED BY VIVIAN CURRAN

(University of Pittsburgh Law School)

Set in 1977, this gripping drama follows two daughters of Holocaust survivors as they search for the truth about their father’s past. After an elderly Polish woman accuses their father of being a murderer, the young women launch an investigation into their father’s murky history. Part detective story, part psychodrama, with rich cinematography and a hauntingly beautiful score, Past Life is helmed by celebrated Israeli director Avi Nesher and based on actual events chronicled in the wartime diaries of Dr. Baruch Milch.

 

Monday April 24,7:30 pm; Schmooze immediately following, Manor Theater

AKA Nadia

Pittsburgh Premiere, Director: Tova Ascher

2016, Israel/UK, 115 minutes. Hebrew, Arabic and English with subtitles

FILM SCHMOOZE LED BY LAURIE ZITTRAIN EISENBERG

(Carnegie Mellon Department of History)

Maya, a modern dance choreographer and mother of two, leads a seemingly great life. But when a former lover appears on the scene, the secret she has harbored for over twenty years unravels her past in an instant. Through powerful and unhurried cinematography, noted film editor Tova Ascher’s directorial debut features a brief but pivotal cameo by John Hurt and exposes an emotional depth that is nothing short of captivating.

 

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