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The culture roundup for the week to come.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
November 25, 2016 13:00
4 minute read.
Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough’s new TV series Conquest of the Skies. (photo credit: COLOSSUS PRODUCTIONS)

 
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1. WITCHES AND WIZARDS

The new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series. The movie was written and produced by J. K. Rowling, inspired by her book of the same name. The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York, he is faced with a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. With Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Catherine Waterston.

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2. IN WAR AND LOVE

In the film Allied, intelligence officer Max Vatan is stationed in North Africa during World War II, where he encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. With Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard.


3. SOPHIA IS COMING TO TOWN

Italian superstar Sophia Loren presents an evening called “Story of My Life.” Loren has an interesting story to tell, from her childhood near Naples to being in the spotlight as an international icon. Bill Harris of Entertainment Tonight will moderate the evening, talking with the actress about various topics such as her personal life, famous movies and celebrities. Clips from her films will be screened during the evening.

Loren will also answer questions from the audience.



November 25 at 9 p.m. at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium (Heichal Hatarbut), Tel Aviv


4. FINEST FILMS IN THE DESERT

The fifth Arava International Film Festival continues through this week until December 3 in the Ashush nature reserve in the Tzukim community. Films are screened outdoors in the evening. The festival features the finest in contemporary international and Israeli cinema, films for children and teens, short films, and movies that were shot during the past year in the Arava.

For details and to order tickets: www.aravaff.co.il/en.


5. RULERS OF THE SKY

Sir David Attenborough’s stunning new TV series Conquest of the Skies debuted on Channel 1 on November 15. The programs will air on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. In the series, Attenborough goes back in time to discover the fascinating story of the development of birds and the hidden mechanics of their ability to fly.

Using 3D cameras and other cutting-edge technology, the series brings birds from around the globe closer to us than ever. (Photo: Colossus Productions)


6. UP AND DOWN THE LADDER

The Jacob’s Ladder festival winter edition takes place at the Nof Ginosar Hotel by the Sea of Galilee. The highlights include The Gilad Ephrat Ensemble with guest star Jean Louis Matinier (France), who will perform original world music with ethnic roots; Sally Rodgers and Howie Bursen (US), who brings American folk sounds; and local bands and ensembles. There will also be Irish dancing, singalongs and jam sessions, guided walking tours and more.

December 2 and 3. For details, go to www.jlfetival.com. For packages, go to www.ginosar.co.il.


7. SUPER JAZZ STARS

The Super Jazz Ashdod festival opens this week, offering a host of concerts. This year’s lineup features saxophonist Craig Handy, guitarist Ron Jackson, trumpeter-vocalist Joey Morant, percussionist Francisco Mel, guitarist Tom Dorofeev and the Carling Big Band from Sweden, as well as top local talent.

November 30 and December 1 at various venues around Ashdod


8. VISIONARY PIANIST

Robert Glasper and his Experiment ensemble open this year’s jazz series at the Israeli Opera. The recipient of a 2013 Grammy for his album Black Radio, Glasper is a visionary pianist and music producer who defies the boundaries of contemporary jazz. He will perform with his eclectic Experiment band in a program that combines jazz, hip hop, gospel and R&B. Glasper on keyboard; Mark Colenberg on drums; Casey Benjamin on sax/vocoder; Burniss Traviss II on bass; and Mike Severson on guitar.

December 2 at 10 p.m., the Opera House, Tel Aviv. Tel: (03) 692-7777


9. ONLY WHEN I LAUGH

The Koby Mandell Foundation’s biannual fund-raising tour Comedy for Koby returns next month with a talented roster of American stand-up comedians. This time around, the tour features Elayne Boosler, Allan Havey, Tom Cotter and Avi Liberman.

Tickets will be available at www.comedyforkoby.com.

December 6 at 8:30 p.m. at Eshkol Pais, Beit Shemesh; December 7 at 8:30 p.m. at Matnas Gush Etzion; December 8 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Beit Shmuel Theater, Jerusalem; December 10 at 8:30 p.m. at Yad Labanim, Ra’anana; December 11 at 8:30 p.m. at Heichal Hatarbut, Modi’in; and December 12 at 8:30 p.m. at Tzavta Theater, Tel Aviv.


10. FREE SCREENINGS

The international festival of art video, AVI (Art Video International), will be held this year at Cinema City in Jerusalem as part of the capital’s Hamshushalaim. Every weekend in December, starting December 1, there will be free screenings of video art and animation created by 120 artists from around the world. Free entry.

At the Cinema Museum, Cinema City, Thursdays between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.; and at Theater 19 on Thursday at 5 p.m.; Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Saturdays between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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