Film/Discussion


A LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY ISRAEL THROUGH CINEMA: Professor Valerie Franco has two decades of experience in film and television production in New York and Hollywood. She lectures throughout the United States and Europe on cinema, gender and ethnicity in film, and Italian and Italian-American culture. The themes and issues of this set of films include romance, espionage, immigration, assimilation, religious acceptance and survivor responsibility. In tonight’s movie, Broken Wings (2002-84 min.), writer/director Nir Bergman explores the relationships in a troubled Israeli family — overworked nurse Dafna, her older daughter (an aspiring singer/songwriter), her older son (who hands out fliers on the subway dressed as a mouse), her needy younger daughter and her daredevil younger son. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.