Screen/Society--AMI Showcase--"Waltz with Bashir"
Waltz with Bashir
(Ari Folman, 2008, 90 min, Israel, in Hebrew w/ English subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray)
-- Introduced by Casey Herbert (AMI) and Shai Ginsburg (AMES/AMI)!
Director Ari Folman's animated, quasi-documentary Waltz with Bashir follows the filmmaker's emotional attempt to decipher the horrors that unfolded one night in September of 1982, when Christian militia members massacred more than 3,000 Palestinian refugees in the heart of Beirut as Israeli soldiers surrounded the area. Folman's depictions of the dementia of war have a hallucinatory power as strong as that of Apocalypse Now.
-- Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year in 2009!
-- Winner of 2008 National Board of Review Award for Top Five Foreign Films!
-- Winner of 2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Animation!
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).