BETHLEHEM - Passport to World Cinema
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are proud to present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year's strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the monthly screenings will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur. The ongoing partnership, now in its second year, encourages cinematic discussion and film education among local students and audiences via contemporary masterpieces.
About the film
A young Palestinian informant is forced to make some difficult decisions when he discovers that Israeli secret service officer he works for is planning to assassinate his extremist brother in this gripping Isreali drama from first-time filmmaker Yuval Adler.
Director: Yuval Adler
Cast: Tsahi Halevi, Sahdi Marei, Haitham Omari
Run time: 100 minutes
Official Selection of: Toronto, Venice, AFI
Film Discussion led by Eran Preis
Temple University Associate Professor ERAN PREIS received his BFA in theater from Tel Aviv University and his MFA in film from Ohio University. Before entering Academe, Mr. Preis worked for fifteen years as a playwright and screenwriter for the Israeli television, theater and film industries. Five of his plays were produced professionally and received prestigious Israeli prizes such as the King David Award. Mr. Preis has had six screenplays produced for television and film including co-author of Beyond the Walls as co-author, which was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film Category in 1984. Mr. Preis continued for several years writing for the Israeli theater and film industry, and is now producing video documentaries in the United States. His feature length video documentary The Case of Jonathan Pollard received the New Filmmaker Award at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, and was selected for the Jewish Festivals of Toronto, Vancouver and Philadelphia, and the Dallas Video Festival, the Fort Lauderdale International Film & Video Festival and the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. His documentaries Cheerleaders and Bet Herut: the End of the Beginning (which is currently in distribution with the Cinema Guild) have won awards and been shown in national festivals. P. Baltimore, a documentary on a homeless woman, is being screened at conferences throughout the country. Professor Preis teaches Scriptwriting for Short and Feature Film, Senior Projects, and International Cinema.
General Admission: $5.00
PFS Members: FREE
UArts Current Students & Faculty: FREE
When & Where
The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS)’s mission is to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema, programming the Roxy theater, thereby providing daily access to films and experiences from which the Philadelphia community can be further engaged and educated, as well as by offering unique and varied screenings and events throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and instrument of cultural change.