Tu B’Av Films
Wednesday, July 25
In recognition of the holiday Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love, we will be screening back to back films that reflect the theme of relationships and love. Tu B’Av is both an ancient and modern holiday, it originally served as a matchmaking day for unmarried women in the land of Israel during the second Temple period.
5:00 PM-6:40 PM: Harold & Lillian | $5 Member & Public
6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Happy Hour
7:30 PM: An Israeli Love Story $9 Member | $14 Public
Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
USA, 2016, 94 min., English
Two unsung heroes working in the Hollywood system for six decades, storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson, left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more.
Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with the couple, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this charming documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim offers a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love.
An Israeli Love Story
Israel 2017, 93 Minutes, Hebrew with subtitles
An Israeli Love Story is based on the true story of the love affair between Pnina Gary, from Nahalal, and Eli Ben–Zvi, son of Rachel Yanait and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi the Second President of the State of Israel. The film is set during the turbulent period of pre-state Israel.
Margalit meets Eli on a bus and falls in love with him instantly. She tries to get close to him but he's too busy with the Palmach. Finally, the barriers come down, Margalit moves in with Eli, they set a date for their wedding, but Israel's harsh reality intervenes.
For more information, please contact Esther Bethke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.595.8186.