Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams
Amos Oz, who died in December 2018, was a bestselling Israeli writer, intellectual, and peace advocate. This gorgeous documentary covers a two-year period in Oz’s life during an international book tour for his wildly successful memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness, published in 2005. The film takes viewers on a journey from pre-war Europe to the State of Israel’s beginnings to a peace demonstration where Oz delivers a profoundly moving, historic speech on the choices facing Israel. We see Oz, the veteran Peace Now activist walking in Jerusalem with Palestinian writer Sari Nusseibeh, visiting the cafes, bus stops and beaches of Tel Aviv, all the while asking whether reconciliation is possible.
Note: Amos Oz spent the spring of 2018 in Rochester as the inaugural Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Humanities and Culture.
Sunday, July 7 | 1pm | Dryden Theatre
Director: Yonathan and Masha Zur
Running Time: 86 min
Language: Hebrew, English (w/ subtitles)
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