From July ’11 Spotlight:
The Alliance of Latinos and Jews and the Chicago YIVO Society are co-sponsoring two screenings of Alejandro Springall’s film My Mexican Shivah. The first one is Wednesday, July 6 at 12:15 p.m. at Skokie Public Library; the second one is Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center on State Street. Shivah, “an artful blend of farce and philosophy,”made its local debut at 2008’s Chicago Latino Film Festival where it won an Audience Choice Award in the Feature Film category. For more details, visit: www.ChicagoYivoBlog.com.
The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest and Cinema/Chicago are co-sponsoring two screenings of Ayelet Menahemi’s film Noodle. The first one is Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m., the second one is Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m., and both screenings are at the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan and Randolph). Noodle, nominated for ten Ophir Awards by the Israel Film Academy in 2007, was on my “Highly Recommended” list when it made its local debut the next year at our Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema. For more details, visit: www.CinemaChicago.org.
All four screenings are free and open to the public, but space is limited so plan to arrive early if you want a good seat. Read full reviews of both films on my Blog: www.SecondCityTzivi.com.