Israeli Society During a War of Attrition: History Through the Lens of Cinema
You're invited to hear a talk given by Renen Schorr, founder and head of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Physics and Astronomy Building (PAB), Room 1434A
Renen Schorr is the founder and head of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. A graduate of the film-making program at Tel Aviv University, Schorr was a leader in building Israel’s film industry even while he was in his mid-20’s. He was among the creators of the Israel Film Fund in 1978 with support from the Ministry of Education and Culture. In addition to directing short films in the 1980s, he also began to teach film as coordinator of the film-making program at Beit Zvi.
In 1987 he was catapulted to fame with his feature film Late Summer Blues. Critically acclaimed all over the world and a commercial hit, it has become a landmark in Israeli culture for its portrayal of a group of high school graduates in 1970 in the weeks before their induction to army service.
In his role as founder and head of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Schorr has continued his leadership of Israel’s film industry through his involvement in the European Union of Film Schools (GEECT), which he served as president from 2000 to 2004.
His latest film, HaBodedim-The Loners-was released in Israel in 2009, and continues the exploration of how individual soldiers relate to the army establishment through their attitudes, expectations, words, and deeds. It will have its American premiere at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival on March 13.
Cost: Free of charge
Parking is available in Structure 2 for $10 and may be purchased at the parking kiosk located at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme Avenues.