The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades screens “Amor” as part of its IAC Cinematec Israeli Film series on Sunday, January 21. The series is designed to bring people together to see acclaimed Israeli films and participate in unique dialogues with film experts.
“Amor” is about an abstract artist who, after wandering around Europe for three years, returns home to his small farming village in Israel. The village also is home to a former dancer, who now is paralyzed and has no will to live. The film explores the demands love can make, and how memories are both fragile and fleeting — but sometimes all we have.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception with director Rafael Rebibo and producer Martine Fitoussi. The film screening at 7:30 is followed by a talkback dialogue at 9 with Mr. Rebibo and Eran Polishuk, director of film and media at Israel’s Office of cultural Affairs. The evening also includes an exhibition by two artists, Shosh Earnst and Nira Chorev, whose work will be for sale; the artists will donate 40 percent of the sales to benefit the IAC Cinematec program.
The screening is been made possible in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Israel Film Festival. Tickets available at www.jccotp.org/israeli-center-special-events. For more information or to register, call (201) 408-1427.