smARTfilms: FOREIGN FILM - FOOTNOTE
Curated & Hosted by tj faddis.
Join us for another trip around the globe as we explore other cultures and peoples stories through contemporary film here at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium. This month we have a film each from Russia, Norway, Saudi Arabia and Israel. All films are subtitled. Well feature a short introduction before each film and host a post-film discussion with the audience. Please note the BIMA Bistro will not be open for dinner; however, we can purchase beverages (and beer & wine) - which we can take into the auditorium to sip as we watch the world unfold.
Bar open at 6:30
Auditorium opens at 7:00
Movie starts at 7:30
FOOTNOTE (2012) - shows September 28 - Israel - 103 minutes - Drama with light humor
See trailer here: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/footnote
FOOTNOTE is a film about Talmudic research, close analysis of the ancient writings on Jewish law. Talmudic scholars are detail oriented by trade, and the two in close-up here are a father and son long at odds, both emotionally and intellectually. Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar-Aba), the father, is the traditionalist who compares himself to an archaeologist combing through pot shards. He pores over evidence - so much so that he once spent 30 years pursuing a breakthrough that collapsed when a rival published first. Uriel Shkolnik (Lior Ashkenazi) is the successful, admired, cutting-edge son, and its Uriel who gets the accolades, the academy membership, the adoring looks from women. Eliezer's biggest triumph is a footnote: his name in the masterwork of a revered scholar. When the Israeli prize committee calls to congratulate the winner of their big national prize, did they get the correct Professor Shkolnik? Its one of the smartest and most merciless comedies to come along in a while - it centers on an area of fairly narrow interest, but in its study of human nature, it is deep and takes no prisoners. - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (View)
550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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