MAGIC MEN

Dir. Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor (100min, Israel, 2014)
Hebrew and Greek with English Subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

OPENING NIGHT SPONSORED BY THE JACOB & CHARLOTTE LEHRMAN FOUNDATION

In the latest feature from the directors of Flood (Mabul), A Matter of Size, and Strangers, a 78-year-old Greek-born atheist (Makram Khouri, Ophir-winner for Best Actor) and his estranged Hasidic rapper son travel from Israel to Greece searching for the magician who saved his father’s life during World War II.

Their Adriatic road trip involves much familial bickering but also has moments of affection, humor, and good will as father and son reconnect during their adventure.

OPENING NIGHT:
Thursday, February 19, 6:30 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

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Additional Screening:
Sunday, February 22, 1:00 pm
JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville)
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD

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Speaker & Events
The Opening Night Party will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza immediately following the screening. Catered by Provisions.

Free Parking at the Town Square Garage (801 Ellsworth Drive), 2 blocks from the theater and across the street from the Opening Night Party.

Bio
Guy-NattivGuy Nattiv is an acclaimed writer/director from Tel Aviv, Israel. His first feature, Strangers, premiered at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals in 2008. His second feature, The Flood (Mabul) won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011, two awards at the Thesaloniki film festivals, best film at Haifa Film Festival and was nominated for 6 Israeli Academy Awards.

 

erezBorn in 1974, Erez Tadmor Is a writer/director from Tel-Aviv, Israel. His First feature “Strangers” (with Guy Nattiv) was based on the short accepted to the Sundance in 2007. A Matter of Size, his second film, (Directed with Sharon Maymon) was overweight people relating to their bodies through the world of sumo. A Matter of Size Won in Audience Award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009, and Best Comedy at Traverse City Film Festival.

Press
“You’ll remember the sharply drawn characters from this cross-cultural odyssey.”
-The Hollywood Reporter