See Animated Film The Adventures of Prince Achmed With Live Score
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Hailed as one of Israel's most important films, Assi Dayan's 1992 film centers on a Tel Aviv pub and its multicultural clientele. Owned by a middle age woman and representing a complex portrait of Israel, the pub hosts men and women, Jews and Arabs, and a mix of Jewish ethnicities. One night a squad of soldiers is kicked out of the establishment for hassling a waitress. But the consequences of that act are greater than anyone could have imagined. Screened in Hebrew with English subtitles, Dayan's film won the Ophir Award for best film and stars legendary actress Gila Almagor. Learn More
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Featured review from Pam Franks Herman
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This was such an enchanting evening! The film was so interesting in its technique. As a silent film fan, I had seen Prince Achmed before on TCM but to see it on a larger screen and especially with the live musical accompaniment was fabulous! Tom Teasley did a wonderful job of creating a score that enhanced the experience. Glad we stayed for the discussion afterwards as Mr. Teasley discussed his instruments and creative process.
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It was one of the most interesting performances I've ever seen. Lotte Reiniger's 1926 film was beautiful and surprisingly sensitive for silhouettes. It's hard to believe so much emotion could come out of something so simple. The artwork really...continued
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