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Film Class: Footnote

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St San Francisco, CA, 94115 (map)
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Writer/director Joseph Cedar managed to make a global hit out of mining tensions in the small world of Talmudic scholarship. The winner of nine Ophir Awards, the film focuses on a father and son who are both scholars in Talmudic studies at Hebrew University, but whose personalities and interests are at odds. When there is a mix-up in the awarding of the prestigious Israel Prize, the resentment and bitter humor soar. 2011, 106 minutes. Led by Library Director Howard Freedman.

Program made possible, in part, by Barbara Shragge.