Saturday, November 7

Special Events ArchiveBoston Jewish Film Festival 2015

The Hebrew Superhero

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Presented by Boston Jewish Film Festival

Director Asaf Galay in Person!

USA Premiere!

(Israel, 2015) dir Shaul Betser, Asaf Galay, Gilat Parag [54 min; in Hebrew]
In this rare energetic cinematic treat, filmmakers Shaul Betser and Asaf Galay trace the little-known history of Israeli comics — from the medium’s humble and messy roots to the modern day characters created by Dudu Geva, Rutu Modan and Etgar Keret. Often imitating American comics, artists redefined the superhero for Israeli and Jewish contexts. Featuring brilliant uses of animation and interviews with many of these artists, this film is a must for comic book fans and followers of Israeli indie culture.

Screening Supported by the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University.

To learn more about The Hebrew Superhero, read an exclusive interview with director Asaf Galay here:

Included Shorts:
Hearts Melt and Knees Tremble

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  • Saturday 11/7 at 9:00 PM

Tickets $16, $14 Seniors, Students, BJFF Members. Brattle Passes not accepted for this event.