Upcoming Israeli cultural highlights, from theater to film

Upcoming Israeli cultural highlights

  •   From theater to film
    Exclusive Miami Premiere of Yossi, a new film from acclaimed Israeli director Eytan Fox about a gay man's journey to love.
    Yossi opens Friday, February 15th and screens daily through February 28th
    The tender and emotionally gripping Israeli film Yossi, screened to critical praise at the Tribeca Film Festival. Returning to his award-winning role from director Eytan Fox's groundbreaking Yossi & Jagger, esteemed actor Ohad Knoller gives another stellar performance as Yossi, a closeted gay man now living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv attempting to let go of the past in order to make room for the future. Nostalgia, romance, and a breaking down of emotional barriers heat up the mix in this wise film that speaks to all audiences.
    Coral Gables Art Cinema
    260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
    More info at www.gablescinema.com or call 786-385-9689
    US Premiere of Three Good Men (Tres Hombres De Bien), the award winning play of Israeli-Argentinian author, Andrea Bauab, will play this weekend (in Spanish).
    Saturday, February 17th at 8:30 pm
    Sunday, February 18th at 5:00 pm
    The compelling work Three Good Men (Tres Hombres de Bien) earned the highest prize at the Beit Lessin Theater Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel.  It explores the theme of corruption through a single incident where a well-known doctor (Osvaldo Strongoli), a well-respected judge (Jorge Hernández), a reporter of impeccable reputation (Roberto San Martín), a distraught mother (Laura Ferretti), and the reporter's motivated wife (Victoria Murtagh) will confront a moral dilemma and find themselves in a conflict that will reveal their darker sides.  The U.S. Premiere of this play is directed by Carbonell Award-winning director, John Rodaz. 
    Andrea Bauab, Playwright: Founder and director of the Contemporary Jewish Theatre in Argentina which explores cultural issues with diverse actors.  Important works include: Desde la Cuna, A Punto de Irnos, Nunca es Demasiado Tarde, and the children's plays La Venganza de la Letra L and Shirley en Jerusalem.  Ms. Bauab is the screenwriter of many films, including Cartas para Jenny, which opened in 2009. 
    Area Stage Theatre
    1560 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL  33146
    More info at 305-666-2078 or www.areastagecompany.com
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