Sunday, January 19, 2014
Live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin!
Young Oded gets lost on a class outing in the scenic Jezreel Valley near Haifa, encountering Bedouins, an eccentric tourist and various animals that spark his curiosity. Newly restored, this first feature film to be made in pre-state Israel, tells the allegorical tale of the Jewish wanderer. Film courtesy of Joseph Halachmi.
The Wandering Jew / Le Juif Errant | Georges Méliès | France | 1904 | 3m
The earliest creator of special effects in cinema, pioneering filmmaker Georges Méliès (1868 – 1938), known for landmark titles like A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Impossible Voyage (1904), portrays a Jewish character of legends as a lost soul wandering throughout the ages.