Hava Nagila (The Movie) - Scottsdale
HAVA NAGILA (THE MOVIE) (USA)
Producer / Director: Roberta Grossman
Documentary - 73 minutes, English
Harkins Camelview 5 - Sun. Feb. 10th, 7 PM
What does every Jewish film festival need? A spirited, signature theme song. And what better than what is practically Jewish anthem: Hava Nagila! But wait, not only is your ticket admission to see and hear it played in all varieties of ways, by all manners of entertainers, but also to take an historic journey of sadness and joy through time and place, as the film traces the odyssey of the song. From the shtetels of the Ukraine, through the kibbutzim of Palestine, and the triumph of Israel's statehood, all the way to America's bar and bat mitzvah celebrations and wedding halls and country clubsand you don't even have to be Jewish. Here's a film to come to, and take up its title words and "REJOICE"!
Guest Speaker at Camelview 5
Roberta Grossman, Producer / Director
An award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, Roberta Grossman has written and produced more than forty hours of documentary film and television. Grossman's last film, Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, won the audience award at 13 film festivals, was broadcast on PBS and nominated for a Primetime Emmy. Grossman was the series producer and co-writer of 500 Nations, the eight-hour CBS mini-series on Native Americans hosted by Kevin Costner. Her feature documentary, Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action, premiered in February 2005, and screened and won awards at festivals worldwide. Homeland aired on public television stations in November 2005. Other writing and directing credits include In the Footsteps of Jesus, a four-hour special for the History Channel; Hollywood & Power: Women on Top, a special for AMC; The Rich in America: 150 Years of Town and Country Magazine for A&E; The History of Christianity: the First Thousand Years, a four-hour special on A&E; and Heroines of the Hebrew Bible and Judas for the A&E series Mysteries of the Bible.
Harkins Camelview 5 (View)
7001 E. Highland Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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