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Wacky Film Club

Onsite screening

The Best (and Funniest) Musicals

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) takes the audience on a tour through the magical history of the Musical genre.

Little Shop of Horror

Dir.: Frank Oz
| 93 minutes

When business is bad, a man develops a plant which will turn his shop into a hit. But this plant must be fed with human blood.... An entertaining, spine-chilling, and delightful film made based on a successful Broadway musical that has become a cult film. 

Onsite screening

Pixar

Speaker (in Heb.): Alon Gur Arye on how Pixar changed the world of animation.

Soul

Dir.: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
| 107 minutes

A jazz musician finally gets his big break, when a wrong step takes him to the Great Before. Now, he has to find his way back home. Soul, one of the best films of the year, is a brilliant work about missed opportunities and self-fulfillment.

Onsite screening
Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the one and only Robin Williams

The Fisher King

Dir.: Terry Gilliam
| 137 minutes

A famous New York City D.J attempts to commit suicide, but is saved by an eccentric homeless man. The encounter between the two men, exquisitely performed by Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, unfolds into an unusual, absorbing, comic, and tender film.

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on Jewish humor

An American Pickle

Dir.: Brandon Trost
| 90 minutes
Herschel and Sarah escape 1919 Eastern Europe for America in search of a better future. Lo and behold, Herschel wakes up 100 years later to discover his great-grandson. Armed with a pickle recipe and a set of traditional values, Herschel tries to survive the 21st century. An amusing comedy that finely balances between direct humor and sophisticated satire. 

 

Spy Comedies

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the stories behind some of the greatest spy comedies ever made

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Dir.: Jay Roach
| 98 minutes

This totally goofy spoof, with a strange combination of low and highbrow humor, pays tribute to the swinging spy genre of the 1960s.

25th Anniversary

Marking the 25th anniversary of Fargo, Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the works of the Coen Brothers

Fargo

Dir.: Joel Coen
| 97 minutes

A car salesman from Minnesota tries to settle his money problems by having his wife kidnapped. He hires two thugs for the job, offering them a cut from the ransom, which he tries to force her rich father-in-law to pay. But the kidnapping turns sour.

In Memory of Jerry Lewis

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the life and work of comedian Jerry Lewis.

The Errand Boy

Dir.: Jerry Lewis
| 89 minutes

The managers of a Hollywood studio ask the errand boy to spy and report any suspicious activity that could cause them financial loss. The errand boy embarks on the mission, but all he does is get into more and more mischief. 

Wacky Film Club
Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the comedies that predicted the future

The Truman Show

Dir.: Peter Weir
| 102 minutes

Truman Burbank's life turns upside-down when he discovers that his whole existence is nothing but a scripted television show. A delightful and complete film that boasts an exceptional Jim Carrey and a brilliant script. In short, this is a masterpiece not to be missed.

Bill Murray

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the brilliant actor and comedian Bill Murray and the most successful comedy of the 1980s Ghostbusters. Tickets: 15 NIS / Members: free entry

Ghostbusters

Dir.: Ivan Reitman
| 104 minutes

Three unemployed parapsychologists set up a unique ghost removal service. The three odd-balls discover that the world is about to be invaded by evil spirits and that the doorway is located in New York City. In a sequence of hilarious scenes they set out to save the world. 

Quentin Dupieux

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the cinema of Quentin Dupieux

Deerskin

Dir.: Quentin Dupieux
| 77 minutes

Georges is delighted to spend a small fortune on a vintage, Made-in-Italy, 100% deerskin jacket. His growing obsession with the jacket fuels his rage and paranoia. Deerskin is an offbeat and unexpected dark comedy from unique filmmaker Quentin Dupieux.

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the legendary French comedian Louis de Funes. 

The Troops of St. Tropez

Dir.: Jean Girault
| 95 minutes

Ambitious police officer Gendarme Ludovic Cruchot is re-assigned to the French Riviera seaside resort town of Saint-Tropez. His daughter completely complicates his life by introducing her father as a yacht owning millionaire. 

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the life and work of Quentin Tarantino

Reservoir Dogs

Dir.: Quentin Tarantino
| 100 minutes

The post-mortem of a bungled jewel robbery. The film's elements - complex plot, hard-boiled dialogue, brutal violence, hair-raising suspense, and exciting use of costumes and music - make Reservoir Dogs a strong and well-made first feature by director Tarantino.

Political Manipulation in the Dark

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the true stories behind some of the best political satires in cinema 

The Death of Stalin

Dir.: Aramando Iannucci
| 107 minutes

The days that follow Josef Stalin’s death are full of chaos – the succession fight is crammed with men competing for the title with astonishing and mean strategies. The plot twists, sharp dialogues, and tremendous ensemble create an audacious satire that will make you burst with laughter. 

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on how Groundhog Day became the staple for time loops and on other time traveling and loops adventures 

Groundhog Day

Dir.: Harold Ramis
| 101 minutes

An agitated weatherman gets caught up in a time loop in which he repeatedly wakes up to "Groundhog Day." Will he take the opportunity to conquer the heart of his love interest? A brilliant comedy, with an exceptional self-aware performance by the great Bill Murray.

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on Arik Einstein and his film work

Lool

Dir.: Uri Zohar, Boaz Davidson
| 90 minutes

Compiled in the 1980s from sketches from the eponymous late-sixties cult television series, Lool  is one of the hallmarks of Israeli culture. In between the songs, performed by Arik Einstein and Shalom Hanoch, are sketches ranging from parodies to wild and zany nonsense. 

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the comedies and comedians that dared to defy Hitler

To Be or Not to Be

Dir.: Ernst Lubitsch
| 99 minutes

A brilliant black comedy about the members of a Polish theater company who become involved in a real-life drama during the Nazi invasion of their country. 

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the British comedian John Cleese

A Fish Called Wanda

Dir.: Charles Crichton
| 108 minutes

A crazy comedy a la Monty Python about a gang of jewel thieves and a very proper barrister…. One of the best comedies of the 1980s.

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the universe and culture of The Simpsons

The Simpsons Movie

Dir.: David Silverman
| 87 minutes

The plot follows the family as they try to save their city from the glass bubble that has been laid over the town to protect it from pollution - caused not surprisingly by Homer Simpson himself.

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the best teen comedies of all time

Booksmart

Dir.: Olivia Wilde
| 102 minutes

On graduation night, book smart best friends Amy and Molly decide to have one night of uninterrupted fun.… With witty dialogue and Olivia Wilde’s touch, “Nothing funnier, smarter, quicker or more joyous has graced the big screen in a long time” (Wall Street Journal).

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Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the life and work of Uri Zohar

Lool

Dir.: Uri Zohar, Boaz Davidson
| 90 minutes

Compiled in the 1980s from sketches from the eponymous late-sixties cult television series, Lool  is one of the hallmarks of Israeli culture. In between the songs, performed by Arik Einstein and Shalom Hanoch, are sketches ranging from parodies to wild and zany nonsense. 

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on his blockbuster hit film

Mossad

Dir.: Alon Gur Arye
| 130 minutes

A parody on the Israeli Mossad. A Mossad agent and a CIA agent compete against each other on who will save the world from a terrorist organization. She plays by the books; he is always looking for the short cut. What could possibly go wrong?

Alon Gur Arye (in Heb.) on the different sides of Chaplin and how he has influenced cinematic clowns, including the Joker.

The Circus

Dir.: Charles Chaplin
| 72 minutes

The story has Charlie accidentally joining a traveling circus, falling in love with bareback rider. Hilarious comedy, with a great finale.

Speaker (in Heb.): Alon Gur Arye

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

Dir.: Terry Jones
| 93 minutes

A crazy and hilarious religious parable about a man whose life parallels Christ. On the 40th anniversary of this Monty Python's masterpiece, with its mad humor, witty dialogues, and real nonsense, we are proud to present a new and dazzling digital print.

Onsite screening

A Serious Man

Dir.: Ethan & Joel Coen
| 106 minutes

Minnesota, the 1960s. Just when his son is about to celebrate his bar mitzvah, Larry Gopnik's life turns upside down. From here on, everything turns downhill.... In their most personal film to date, the Minnesota-born and bred Coen brothers reveal some of the inspirational sources that have made their films original and unique.