Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
“Expertly written, brilliantly acted” –Variety “An astonishing work of craftsmanship” –Hollywood Reporter
An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz, “The Band’s Visit”) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz. Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom and the ambiguous role of the rabbinical judges shape a procedure where tragedy vies with absurdity in this searing drama. “Gett” made its international debut this year at Cannes and is Israel’s submission for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Picture. Tickets available at CCA and at www.SantaFeJFF.org.
11:00a Sunday, November 30 , coffee preceding film begins at 10:30a
Encore show added 4:00p Thursday Dec 4!
Veterans for Peace present Joyeux Noel
“A deeply moving and uplifting piece.” –Hollywood Reporter
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the World War I “Christmas Truce,” in which opposing troops laid down their arms, just for a moment, Veterans for Peaces shares Christian Carron’s Oscar-nominated film. In the film, the Germans, French, and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of humanity. (France-Germany-U.K., 2005, 35mm, 116m). This event also includes live music and poetry performances.
1:30p Sunday, December 7
Science On Screen: Eric Libby presents Alien
“In space, no one can here you scream"
Ridley Scott’s unbeatable sci-fi horror classic follows a spacecraft invaded by a maleficent creature bent on destruction. Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellow Eric Libby, a biologist with a fascination in how cells mutate and evolve into new organizations, will introduce the film with a presentation. (U.S., 1979, 117m)
7:00p Wednesday, December 17