The Times of Israel Presents: Israeli cinema, theater and conversation – in English

Norman Poster

From February, we will be interviewing the country’s top personalities live on stage and presenting the best of Israeli theatre and cinema available in English.

February 14: THE CITY
On February 14, the Incubator Theater’s acclaimed “hip-hop opera” “The City” — a popular sellout show in its Hebrew original — will be performed in English at Bet Mazia in central Jerusalem.

“The play tells a classic noir tale of private detective Joe meeting a mysterious woman who convinces him to investigate her sister’s strange disappearance,” reports Jessica Steinberg.

February 26: EFRAIM HALEVY
On February 26, Times of Israel editor in chief David Horovitz will interview ex-Mossad director Efraim Halevy live on stage at the Hirsch Theater, Bet Shmuel, near the David Citadel Hotel. Halevy will be discussing his long career as a spy, diplomat and head of Israel’s National Security Council. He’ll also be signing copies of his superb memoir “Man in the Shadows.”

On March 2, we present a screening (with English subtitles) of “Sand Storm,” winner of the 2016 Ophir Prize for best Israeli movie and Israel’s submission for best foreign-language film at this year’s Oscars. We’ll be meeting the movie’s director, Elite Zexer, who’ll be answering questions live on stage at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. March 6: NORMAN with JOSEPH CEDAR

On March 6, we’re hosting Oscar-nominated director Joseph Cedar for an exclusive preview screening of his new film “Norman,” starring Richard Gere. The director will join us for a live interview at Cinema City, Jerusalem.

Coming up in future events: David Grossman, Melanie Philllips, Nir Barkat, Natan Sharansky, Yossi Klein Halevi, Nobel Prizewinner Prof. Robert Aumann, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner and many more.