Sunday, April 12, 2009

PA Arts Sunday - "Waltz With Bashir" Monday at Beartooth

The award-winning Israeli animated film, Waltz with Bashir, will show twice Monday at the Bear Tooth Cinema and Pub. Show times will be 5:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. From wikipedia:

"Waltz with Bashir premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival where it entered the competition for the Palme d'Or, and since then has won and been nominated for many additional important awards while receiving wide acclaim from critics. It won a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, an NSFC Award for Best Film, a César Award for Best Foreign Film and an IDA Award for Feature Documentary, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, a BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language and an Annie Award for Best Animated Feature."

This important film will show Monday only, and may not be back to Anchorage for a while.

The film is very visceral, and from articles I've read, and clips I've seen since the film came out, it is another sign that the growing anti-war Israeli film school is making some important, powerfully evocative statements.

Here are Youtubes of the film's trailer, and of a French TV English language interview with Ari Folman, the animated film's director:

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