THE ATTACK

"… the best kind of anti-war propaganda film: calm in feeling and mood, yet truly terrifying in showing the scourge of our age: terrorism, which can strike anybody, anywhere, at any time.” - Roger Ebert

SYNOPSIS: An esteemed Israeli Palestinian doctor ( portrayed by international award-winner, Ali Suliman) has lived and worked in Tel Aviv for his entire career,   happily married for many years.   Suddenly his world turned upside down by a suicide bombing,  in which his wife his killed.  The tragedy grows exponentially for her husband, Amin, as he begins to learn why she was caught in the explosion,  and how much of her life he didn’t know.  What is most impressive about "The Attack" is its ability to be sympathetic to all sides of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict,  and most especially to Amin, the husband,  who finds himself stranded in the middle. Alive to the pain everyone feels, the film captures the nuances of a problem that has defied solution. 

Directed by Ziad Doueiri
Written by Joelle Touma, Ziad Doueiri
Based on the novel by Yasmina Khadra
Genre:  Drama
Rating: R
Running Time: 102 minutes
Release Date:  2013
Language:  Arabic, Hebrew

 

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Special Guest Speaker Dov Waxman - Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies

 

ALL TICKETS INCLUDE:  

6:30  RECEPTION ON THE PATIO
          Sponsored by Jack Karp & Judith Felsen

7:00  SPEAKER
7:30  FILM followed by Q&A,  led by our guest speaker

PRICING

BHC & Colonial Members
Single Tickets: - $9           Season pass - All 5 Showings - $35

General Admission
Single Tickets - $10         Season Pass: Includes all 5 Showings $40

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