Ridley Scott’s star-studded movie The Counselor
presents a nightmarish scenario in which a respected lawyer’s one-time dalliance
with an illegal business deal spirals out of control. With Michael Fassbender,
Penélope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz.
15th annual Jewish Film Festival opens this week at the Jerusalem Cinematheque,
offering a varied program that includes 50 Israeli premieres, a food film
marathon, a celebration of the centenary of the first film made about life in
Israel, master classes and more.November 30 to December 6. For tickets
and a full program, go to http://www.jer-cin.org.il./
As part of the
Hamshushalayim event, entrance to the Israel Museum will be free next Thursday
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Among the events is a concert of medieval and early
Renaissance music at the Shrine of the Book at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.titled
“Love Songs for the Mediterranean Shores.”Thursday, Israel Museum,
The good guys
Jazz fans of all ages and of varying tastes will be
thrilled to welcome The Bad Plus, an American jazz trio that brings its eclectic
offerings to Israel this week.Tuesday at Reading 3, Tel Aviv. For
tickets: www.eventim.co.il Piano Festival
The national contest for young
pianists opens today at the Monart Center in Ashdod.
The contest, for
piano students aged six to 28, is divided into age groups.
ceremony, prize giving and gala concert will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. at
the Monart Concert Hall, Ashdod, (08) 854-5130.
Ol’ Blue EYeS
Lutnick returns with his ever-popular Frankly, Sinatra
, an evening inspired by
the iconic singer’s love affair with the Jewish people and the State of
Israel.Saturday at 8:30 at the Khan Theater, Jerusalem, (02) 630-3600.
Sunday at the Yad Labanim Auditorium, Ra’anana. For tickets, call 077-
The parts that make a whole
Human body parts – hands, feet,
torsos, organs – are the subject of “Out of Body – Fragmentation in Art,” an
exhibition at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, which explores the ways diverse
cultures rendered parts of the body in different eras.
(Photo: Hila Lulu Lin, ‘Miles I Would Go,1998’)Gideon’s own
1942–2008,” another exhibition opening this week at the Israel Museum,
Jerusalem, is the first retrospective of the work of Israeli artist Gideon
Gechtman, five years after his death. The exhibition presents approximately 120
objects, encompassing a wide range of media – installation, sculpture, painting,
photography, video and print.
Luck, be a Lady
“Tipat Mazal,” a solo exhibition by Roy Menachem Markovich, opens today at
the Raw Art Gallery in Tel Aviv. Markovich presents works in sculpture and video
that range between luxurious and common qualities, between sincere political-
personal sentiments and their wornout cynical exploitations in daily
3 Shvil Hameretz St., Building 8, fourth Floor, Tel Aviv, (03)
683-2559, www.rawartgallery.comKIDSTales from the forest
Dance troupe presents Who Took My Cheese?, a dance-theater show for kids based
on three of Aesop’s fables: “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Lion and the
Mouse,” and “The Fox and the Crow.”
Tomorrow at Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem at
11 a.m. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. at the Gerard Behar Center, Jerusalem. NIS 40-60. For
more performance information and tickets: (02) 624-3365; www.kolbendance.com