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Late Summer Blues (Blues Lahofesh Hagadol) - Israeli Film Series

Date: August 8, 2019  - Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Nicole RosensonPhone: 9494353400 ext. 161Email: nicoler@jccoc.org
Registration:  Ticket Purchase - JCC Member Price:  $15.00
Non Member Ticket Purchase Price:  $20.00
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Late Summer Blues (Blues Lahofesh Hagadol)

Thursday, August 8, 7 p.m.

Drama/romance, 101 minutes

Director: Ronen Schorr

Hebrew with English with subtitles

Set just after the Six-Day War, in the shadow of the War of Attrition with Egypt, Late Summer Blues follows a group of high school graduates during the summer before they are drafted into the army. Restored after thirty years, this Israeli classic portrays the paradox of Israeli adolescence in raw, deeply human terms: the uncertainty, confusion, and playful embrace of the present are constantly tainted by the shadow of military service and the razor's edge of anxiety, only somewhat tempered by days at the beach and rock music. Drawing from his own experiences, director Ronen Schorr and writer Doron Nesher create a powerful and bitterly funny anti-war message by drawing on the restlessness of the young men and women as they will be forced to make decisions about more than social acceptance and self-image, but critical decisions of life and death. 

$15 JCC Members, $20 public

Film series passes available here

 

Merage JCC Myers Theatre

Israeli Film Series

Films that promise to entertain, inspire and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, Jan. 12

Scaffolding, Feb. 7

Azimuth, March 28

Mr. Predictable, April 11

The Testament, May 16

Driver, June 13

Outdoors, July 11

Late Summer Blues, August 8

Film series season passes available here. View one film per month in the Myers Theatre, now equipped with a professional-quality wide screen and enhanced sound system.