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Events in Jerusalem

Beer, Fantasy, and Other Worlds: Friday Afternoon Encounters on Literature, Cinema, the Comics, and More

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Friday aug 2nd

Beit Avi Chai presents "Beer, Fantasy, and Other Worlds": Friday Afternoon Encounters on Literature, Cinema, the Comics, and More

Over a glass of beer, Fridays at 1:30 PM. Admission free.

Between the Western Wall and the planet Krypton

It turns out that even fantasy has local connections and a Jewish grandfather. A series that explores the mythological bonds between Jewish and Israeli culture on the one hand, and other worlds in literature, cinema, and comics.

Includes excerpts from films.

Editor and moderator: Doron Fishler, film critic, editor of the Ain Hadag website

1: Israeli Cinema-Wonderland

Friday, August 2, 1:30 PM

Director Avi Nesher about the development of Israeli taste and the combination of mysticism and Judaism in his movies Wonders and The Secrets.
With: Avi Nesher, director and screenwriter

2: Horror Films-Dybbuks, Golems, and Kosher Vampires

Friday, August 9, 1:30 PM

On the sources of Frankenstein, The Exorcist, and Dracula, and the influence of Jewish mythology on horror novels and films. And you wouldn't believe it-there's even a connection to The Matrix.
With: Ilan Eshkoli, screenwriter (Srugim) and author, and Sahara Blau, author and journalist

Session 3: Comics-Is Superman Jewish?

Friday, August 16, 1:30 PM

Is Superman a Holocaust survivor? And is Magneto, the rival of the leader of the X-Men, Charles Xavier, a metaphor for the State of Israel? The encounter will touch on the Jewish roots of the American comics and superhero culture and follow the life of the Israeli hero who tried to butt into the scene.
With: Michael Netzer, cartoonist and creator of the Israeli superhero Uri-On

4: Animation-Abraham versus Loof Man

Friday, August 23, 1:30 PM

From Donald Duck as Noah, to Abraham battling a huge robot in the streets of Jerusalem, biblical stories have always served as an inspiration for animators. The session will address biblical and Jewish myths and screen video clips based on those myths, from Israel and abroad.
With: Dudi Rubin, director of animation film Loof; Michael Liron, director of Shedim Meqomiyim (local demons)

5: Literature-Angels and Demons on the Jewish Bookshelf

Friday, August 30, 1:30 PM

Harry Potter, who became a household name the world over, generated a sharp increase in the popularity of fantasy literature, which hasn't passed over our little country. On the new wave of original Israeli literature that jumps from the here and now to infinity and beyond: Judaism and fantasy, "Israeliness" and science fiction.

With: Assaf Ashri, author of Simantov, Avivit Mishmari, author of Hazaken Hishtage'a (The Old Man Lost His Mind)

Admission free, but subject to available space; one ticket per person
Tickets available from 12:30 PM

This is a Hebrew-language only event.


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