Past Depth of Field Film + Video

The Wedding Song
Directed by Karin Albou, 100 min
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

Friends since childhood, Muslim Nour and Jewish Myriam live in harmony in the same building in a humble Tunis neighborhood until the Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains their bonds of friendship.

Film poster for Turn Left at the End of the World
Directed by Avi Nesher, 110 min
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

In a small settlement in late 1960s Israel, Jewish immigrants from India are confronted with a community of Moroccan Jews and find themselves embroiled in a clash of cultures.

image from The Governess
Directed by Sandra Goldbacher, 115 min
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

The story of Rosina da Silva, the sophisticated eldest daughter of a wealthy Jewish Italian family living in a small enclave in London in the 1840s, who accepts a position as a governess in Scotland.

El Gusto image
Directed by Safinez Bousbia, 88 min
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

Filmmaker Safinez Bousbia tells the story of a group of Algerian Jewish and Muslim musicians who were torn apart by the Algerian Revolution (1954-1962) and reunited 50 years later for an exceptional concert.

Savevd by Language article image
Directed by Bryan Kirschen & Susanna Zaraysky, 53 min
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

This film recounts the personal story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo, who spoke Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), his native tongue, to survive the Holocaust. The screening will be followed by a short 1929 documentary film, rediscovered in 1992, portrays Sephardic community life in Macedonia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, and Romania, including rare footage of Jewish schools, residential quarters, synagogues, and cemeteries.

Image from the film Toledo
Directed by Jack Matitiahu, 90 min
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

Toledo was a city in which three major cultures met, intertwined, and enriched one another. This film tells the stories of Toledo’s “Marranos,” converted Jews who continued to practice Judaism in secret, as recalled by three of their descendants.

image from the cover of Stories We Tell showing 2 people walking on a snowy bridge
Directed by Sarah Polley
Monday, Apr 7, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Revisiting a family secret through interviews and home movies, director Sarah Polley’s film uses personal experience to explore questions of love, family, memory, and storytelling.

Image of Kuchus in Uganda holding photo of the deceased David Kato
Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Monday, Mar 3, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A new bill threatens to further criminalize homosexuality in Uganda, making it punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, is one of the few who dare to publicly protest this state-sanctioned homophobia.

Image from Megacities film
Directed by Michael Glawogger
Monday, Feb 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Intermingling large street scenes with individual portraits of citizens from Mexico City, Mumbai, New York, and Moscow, this film exposes divergent forms of urban living and weaves a moving portrait of the effects of globalization.

Film image for The Memory Loss Tapes
Directed by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob
Monday, Nov 4, 2013 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

The first installment of HBO’s four-part Alzheimer’s Project, this film offers a personal portrait of the complex disease scientists are still struggling to understand and treat, and insight into what makes each of us an individual.

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