Film Screening: "A Borrowed Identity"

Tuesday, September 29
Date: September 29, 2015Time: 7:00 pm
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Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO
Contact: Kathryn BernheimerPhone: 303-998-1021Email:

Talkback with Liora Halperin, moderated by Kathryn Bernheimer.

Presented in conjunction with the Boulder appearance by writer Sayed Kashua at CU on September 30, this stunning adaptation of the author’s semi-autobiographical “Dancing Arabs” was a hit at last year’s Boulder International Film Festival, and has been playing to acclaim around the world. The story centers on a giftedPalestinian-Israeli teenager who is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem, where his struggle for acceptance has immense personal consequences. The film itself is a collaboration between the two cultures whose tensions it depicts so sensitively. It is directed by leading Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis (“The Human Resources Manager,” “The Syrian Bride,” “Lemon Tree”), and scripted by acclaimed Arab-Israeli writer Kashua, best known for his hit Israeli comedy TV show, “Arab Labor,” which humorously depicts Arab minority life in Israel, and his weekly column in Ha’aretz. With a terrific cross-cultural cast, the film is filled with bitter humor and human warmth, a touching and tender coming-of-age drama complicated by its unique political context.

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Sponsored by the Boulder Jewish Film Festival