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Presented by Randy Berler and the South Bay Film Society
The Event Program
- Intro/Seating Time
- Movie presentation of The Flat
THE FLAT is an award winning, emotionally riveting documentary from Israel . At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger’s grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades after immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a mountain of photos, letters, files, and objects, Goldfinger undertook the complex process of making sense of the accumulated ephemera of a lifetime. In the process, he began to uncover clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story: a chronicle of the unexpected yet inevitable ethical ambiguities and repressed emotions that arise when everyday friendships suddenly cross enemy lines.
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Come see this exclusive one night only screening of THE FLAT!
"SUPERB, FASCINATING. Raises questions about truth and memory so provocative that moviegoers are likely to stand in the lobby debating them."
Chuck Wilson, Village Voice/LA Weekly
"One of the best movies of the year. It plays like a great mystery - and it is. This is what a documentary should be – smart, moving, profound and unpredictable – in other words, what we look for in a great film. The Flat is all of that and more."
"Israel’s top-grossing documentary of last year as well as the winner of that country’s best documentary award, The Flat succeeds by being wide-ranging as well as particular. It tells an out-of-the-ordinary personal story and examines broad historical issues of societal memory and selective amnesia, of what is hidden between generations and what is revealed."
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times