Friday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. -- FOOTNOTE (2011) Starring Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Yuval Scharf, and Alma Zack; Rated PG; 103 minutes; In Hebrew with English subtitles.
This film tells the story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation.
Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Film
"Footnote is a film about the nature of truth, about sacrifice, hubris, hypocrisy. It's nothing short of brilliant." -- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
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