Advanced Screening of Foreign Film 'The Attack' at E Street

Join the group for a free advanced screening of THE ATTACK.  The film begins at 7 pm but always good to get there a little early if possible.  It is in Hebrew and Arabic (with subtitles). Please try to attend if you rsvp yes.

Synopsis: Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the truth. Once there, he finds himself in ever more dangerous places and situations. Determined, he presses on seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking.

Trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/theattack/

Website: http://cohenmedia.net/the-attack/synopsis/

Here is a review from when it played at the Telluride Film Festival.

 

 

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THE ATTACK

Advance screening information:

Landmark E Street

June 12

7 p.m.

 

 

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  • Philip R.

    Having lived in Israel for many years, I found the film to be a thoughtful exploration of national identity, religion, and extremisim. Incidentally for anyone who wants to see a TV series which delves into many of these same issues, check out Prisoners of War on Hulu. (The series Homeland is loosely based on Prisoners of War.)

    June 12, 2013

    • kathy m.

      The series Prisoners of War is so much better than Homeland. You see Israel as a nation as Prisoners of War because it affects everyone, not just the soldiers who were held captive for several years.

      June 13, 2013

    • Philip R.

      I completely agree that POW is the much better series -- but of course many more people are familiar with Homeland, hence my mention of it. And yes, having lived in Israel, you do feel the effects of such events far more than you do in the US, and therefore the power of the narrative is considerably different.

      June 15, 2013

  • Paul

    A profoundly honest movie where there are no lily-white heroes, a really rare thing in war anyway. Just imperfect humans doing what they see as right, or what they see as being expected of them. Hard to do a post-meetup discussion when the Organizer could unfortunately not make it, but I did discuss and have drinks with a fellow ArtHouser who has Israeli citizenship and lived there. I was very comforted to find that we both perceived the movie as honest and balanced. It's a telling accolade to that country that a society that is faced with the profound challenges as that Israel is, is still capable of supporting a movie such as this. Far easier to face paint the enemy as unmitigated evil. Makes me wonder if we would be capable of it in the face of our own GWOT.

    2 · June 14, 2013

    • Charlotte M.

      Although I missed the movie on WED due to acute bronchitis, I am really looking forward to seeing it due to your comments so eloquently written.

      June 14, 2013

    • Nazzarena

      Sorry I missed you the way out: it would have been interesting to discuss, as for me it was a rather mediocre movie on the narrative side, a little better on the imagery. The idea was good and rather powerful, yes, but ideas are cheap, it is the execution that ultimately matters in making a good product. And it's not just me, I wasn't the only one yawning in my row.

      June 14, 2013

  • Rita Mansfield G.

    this was a wonderful thought provoking movie...wish we'd had a discussion group after

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Tony

    It was a very good movie and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It shows that, as in in any issue, there are many sides of a story and not all issues are not black and white.

    June 13, 2013

  • Lisa T.

    It was a good film. I highly recommend it when it opens. I found it definitely added another perspective to the problem between Israelis and Palestinians.

    June 13, 2013

  • Mary Frances K.

    it was a great film talked about two new cultures to me.

    June 12, 2013

  • Mary Frances K.

    Ronn, I plan to get something to ear before hand next door. So If not there at 6:30 will look for you inside. Mary

    June 12, 2013

    • Ronn

      I won't be there, but lots of others will. Had a previously scheduled happy hour. but didnt want group to miss this! enjoy.

      June 12, 2013

  • David

    Yes

    June 12, 2013

  • friend of Smokey the B.

    i have one extra ticket ... if you are on the wait list and still want to attend, please let me know and we can meet at the theater ...

    June 11, 2013

    • friend of Smokey the B.

      you got it, Bonnie! i'll be wearing my hat and will likely be in line at 6:30p ... i believe that our names will be on a list versus given physical tickets, so we should queue together.

      June 12, 2013

  • Ronn

    Again, to attend just email your name and the number of people you are bringing to [masked]. These are always easier if you can get there a little early.

    June 11, 2013

    • Natasha

      Thanks! Do you know if they will be emailing us with a response or just need to receive our email? (I haven't gotten a response)

      June 11, 2013

    • Ronn

      No, you won't get a response. If you emailed, you're good. The backup is just saying you're with ArtHouse. Enjoy! They've been very good to work with.

      June 11, 2013

  • friend of Smokey the B.

    hey there ~ it would seem from Ronn's message that we are placed on a list at the theater if we followed his direction. Not exactly a popcorn munching film for me, but i am grateful to be allowed to view it as a guest tomorrow ... getting there early is a great suggestion ... TTFN! and seriously, if you can get tickets to the Swedish Embassy gig, the view is fabulous cuz it's daylight until after 9p! see you there!

    June 11, 2013

  • Charlotte M.

    Looking forward to seeing this movie with 1 friend. Thanks

    June 11, 2013

  • A S.

    Do we need to reserve tickets with the theater, or has the free screening been set up for our group?

    June 10, 2013

  • Liliana

    Hello Ronn,

    Sounds great. I'd love to attend. Where is the link to RSVP? Thank you!!

    L.

    June 9, 2013

  • friend of Smokey the B.

    Ronn scores the highest in leadership of social meeting groups and events. One of the best things that ever happened to me in this area was finding this group. Thanks, Ronn!!

    June 9, 2013

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