7PM Tonight: In honor of Yom HaAliyah, Sallah Shabati – NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival
Reserve Tickets to Closing Night (Film and Reception): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2880320
This sharp, often hilarious, satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history, is about new Greater Sephardi immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their promised apartment and are abandoned for months. This 1964 classic won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, putting Israel on the international film stage for the first time.
Distinguished ASF Board Member Professor Ephraim Isaac will introduce the film’s context and controversial legacy.
Closing Night of the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival is generously supported by American Friends of Soroka Medical Center.