ReelIsraelDC: "The Ballad of the Weeping Spring"
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  • ReelIsraelDC: "The Ballad of the Weeping Spring"

    Nominated for 9 Israeli Oscars (Ophir Awards) including Best Film 2012

    Twenty years ago Yosef Tawila and Avram Mufradi were tar musicians with The Turquoise Ensemble.

    On the way to the premier of their composition The  Weeping Springtime Symphony, a dreadful accident took place which killed two of the band members. Tawila, his lover Margaret and Mufradi survived. However, Tawila, who had been behind the wheel, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to several years in prison. Upon his release he moved to the north, opened an alehouse and longed for his former life.

    The story opens with the arrival of Amram, Avram Mufradi's son, who reports that his father is dying of lung cancer. He offers Tawila the musical notations for The Weeping Springtime Symphony. Tawila understands that his old friend wishes to hear the piece they both composed, before he leaves to meet his maker. Tawila comes to a decision, to journey to his past, to reunite the group of unique musicians, to grant the last wishes of his good friend and perhaps heal his own tortured soul.

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    Date & Time:Wednesday, 10.23.2013, 20:00 - 22:00Place:The Avalon Theatre: 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
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