New York University will host “Altneuland: Israeli Queer Cinema Festival,” on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24, at New York University’s King Juan Carlos Center [screening room] (53 Washington Square South, between Sullivan and Thompson Streets). The event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies and the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to email@example.com or 212.998.8981. Space is limited. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
“Alteuland,” taken from Theodor Herzl’s Utopian novel (“Old New Land”), will feature seven films selected from current Israeli LGBT cinema. From successful features such as “Yossi and Jagger” and “Eyes Wide Open” to award-winning documentaries, including “Keep Not Silent” and “Paper Dolls”, these films explore the Israeli LGBT community, gendered identities, and sexual politics, offering a unique perspective and different insights on the state of Israel, its society, and culture. The event will also include a panel featuring the directors of three of the screened films (October 24, 6:30 p.m.): Yair Qedar (“Gay Days”); Tomer Heymann (“Paper Dolls”); and Tamar Glezerman (“The Other War”).
For a complete schedule of screenings, click here.
The Taub Center was established with a gift from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. The gift supports an endowed professorship and two graduate fellowships in Israel Studies, and funds lectures, seminars, scholarly colloquia at the Center, and other special programs for students, faculty, and the community. In addition to offering its own programming, the Taub Center works closely with NYU’s departments to create cross-disciplinary programming, serving to broaden NYU’s offerings in Judaic and Middle Eastern studies. For more, click here.
Founded in 1996, the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life engages one of the largest and most creative Jewish student populations in the United States. The Bronfman Center is home to dozens of student groups and hundreds of innovative programs and projects. In the heart of Greenwich Village, the Bronfman Center taps into the energy of New York City to create open and pluralistic communities where students learn, celebrate, and explore their identities and Jewish life. For more, click here.