Theater : Sat 26th At Colony Theater / Mon 4th At Frank Theaters
Directed by Roberta Grossman
USA, 2012, 75 min.
It is instantly recognizable – musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings, bar mitzvahs and even at Major League Baseball games. It conjures up wistful smiles, memories of generations past. But the song is much more. It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future. In its own believe-it-or-not way, Hava Nagila encapsulates the Jewish journey over the past 150 years. It also reveals the power of one song to express and sustain identity, to transmit lessons across generations and to bridge cultural divides and connect us all on a universal level.
“A toe-tapping, entertaining celebration of the song, starring Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy and many others.” San Francisco Chronicle
On Saturday, January 26th film will be Preceded by the short film BEN GURION HOSTING
Directed by Navel Ben-Israel
Israel, 2011, 12 min.
An animated biography of Israel’s first Prime Minister from the creators of Oscar nominee Waltz with Bashir. Scripted from Ben-Gurion’s writings and voiced by noted Israeli actor Tuvia Tzafir
Film Sponsor Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra. LLC – At Colony Theater
Film Sponsor The Kloda, Whitebook & Gottlieb Families, Atlantic Hosiery Outlet – At Frank Theaters