The Season

FOXTROT

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"... bruisingly powerful ..."
NPR

"... (a) gorgeous piece of work ..."
RogerEbert.com

"... a grabber of an opener ..."
New York Times

11:00 AM Sunday, February 18th
Center for Contemporary Arts

Denounced by Israel’s Minister of Culture yet acclaimed by the critics, Director Samuel Moaz’s FOXTROT is one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated films. It’s blend of realism with surrealism pack a powerful punch.

FOXTROT is a story of mourning told against the backdrop of two traumatized generations by the Israeli military service. It is a remarkable film in its honesty, and an example of the soul searching often apparent in Israeli cinema. Maoz previous film was the critically acclaimed “Lebanon”. FOXTROT made its premier at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Silver Lion Award as well as the award for Best Film.

SAMMY DAVIS JR
I’ve Gotta Be Me

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"... fast paced ..."
Hollywood Reporter

" with clips that convey the breadth of (Davis') talent."
Philadelphia Inquirer

"... delightful and entertaining ..."
The Jerusalem Post

11:00 AM Sunday, January 28th
Center for Contemporary Arts

Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. And yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory. He was the veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions trying to stay relevant; he frequently found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America; he was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority.

Featuring new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novak, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film and concert, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s.