Monthly Screenings

Art and Brain Week 2019


Researchers from various fields, among them theoreticians, computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, biologists and medical researchers work together at The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The multidisciplinary research at ELSC leads to new insights on the relationship between “matter” and “mind,” free will, consciousness and numerous questions on the fundamental nature and uniqueness of human beings. The Art and Brain Week strengthens the bonds between the community and the academia and raises public awareness of the importance of brain research.

Facts, Myths and Tricks About Taste

Chef Avner Niv and Prof. Masha Niv will talk about the sense of taste. The audience will take part in an tasting experience, learn about new scientific findings, and discover something about their own sense of taste (in Heb.)

As Needed

Dir.: Francesco Falaschi
| 92 minutes

Arturo, a chef, is sentenced to community service with a group of youngsters with Asperger’s syndrome. When one of them shows a true passion for cooking and is chosen to take part in a competition in Tuscany, Arturo becomes his mentor and accompanies him on the trip.

The Search for a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Naomi Habib, The Hebrew University, on cellular and molecular changes in the brain due to Alzheimer’s disease, and new research directions (in Heb.)

The Leisure Seeker

Dir.: Paolo Virzi
| 112 minutes

The Spencers take out their old RV for one final ride throughout the US. They are no longer young, and this will probably be their last hooray before her cancer and his Alzheimer completely take over. A humane and tender drama about getting old, love, and saying goodbye.

Moments of Synchrony: Brain, Love and Music

Dr. Shir Atzil, The Hebrew University, on the phenomenon of Synchrony – The coordination of behaviors and physiology between humans, which potentially evolved as a powerful mechanism for closeness and pleasure (in Heb.) 

Bohemian Rhapsody (Sing-Along)

Dir.: Bryan Singer
| 134 minutes

The biggest hit of 2018 is this rock biography of Queen. It has all the right components: a hero that has to learn to love himself, the 1970s, the highs and lows of rock ‘n’ roll, a charismatic performance by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, and of course the unforgettable songs. 

Potential vs Exposure in Child Brain Development

Dr. Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, The Technion, on the effect of environment and genetics on the developing brain: Neuro-potential vs Communication and parental love and care (in Heb.)

Three Identical Strangers

Dir.: Tim Wardle
| 96 minutes

In 1980, three strangers find out that they are in fact triplets. As they begin to dig into the past, they unveil a most unsettling plot. This blockbuster documentary asks essential questions about identity, heredity, and upbringing. 

Mastermind II

Doron Fishler (in Heb.) hosts four promising young brain scientists for an evening of humor, science and cinema. Tickets: 10 NIS / Beer: 10 NIS / Popcorn: 10 NIS

Who’s Afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

Did you know that we can teach computers to behave like humans? In Yoav Mathov’s, The Hebrew University, lecture we will learn how this is done, and the ways it is affecting our daily life (in Heb.)

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Dir.: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
| 111 minutes

Ralph and Vanellope travel to the Internet to find Vanellope a spare part for her racing car. The journey will lead the two to some exciting adventures. Ralph Breaks the Internet is a brilliant and entertaining ride for the whole family.