Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: FILM: BloomScreen and the Alliance Française present "Odessa... Odessa!" A film about the Ukrainian Jewish Diaspora, followed by a Q&A and discussion, at BloomBars in Columbia Heights, TUES, Feb 5th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, All ages, by donation

BloomScreen and the Alliance Française present: Odessa... Odessa! A film about the Ukrainian Jewish Diaspora
Tuesday, February 5th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested but no one turned away due to lack of funds
Free popcorn and refreshments provided 

Bloombars, in association with the Alliance Française of Washington DC, is proud to present monthly films which highlight the best of French language and Francophone culture. After the screening on February 5th, there will be a Q&A with Marc-Antoine Percier of the Alliance Française. He will discuss the film and the migration of Jews in the second half of the 20th century. He has studied in Poland and done coursework on Jewish history in Eastern Europe.

About the film: Odessa... Odessa! (2005, 96 min, with English subtitles), by Franco-Israeli director Michale Boganim – is a voyage from the Ukraine to New York to Israel, portraying the wanderings, hopes and illusions of a vanishing Odessa Jewish community.

Divided into three cinematic stanzas and spanning a trio of disparate locales, this hauntingly beautiful documentary from Israeli filmmaker Michale Boganim moves from the storied Ukrainian city of Odessa to Brooklyn's "Little Odessa" neighborhood and then on to Ashdod, Israel. This, however, is no ordinary travelogue. Using the symbolic figure of a weary traveler carrying a battered valise as linking device, the film is instead a psychic map of the Jewish Diaspora. (English, Russian, Yiddish and Hebrew, with English subtitles).

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Metro: Columbia Heights, walk up 14th one block to Kenyon, turn right, walk over to 11th and turn left

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