An Evening With Etgar Keret
120 Minute Running Time
Saturday, April 10 at 7:15pm
Center for Judaic Studies and Denver Film Society presents Best-Selling Israeli Writer & Filmmaker Etgar Keret
Etgar will show and discuss his award-winning film $9.99, an animated feature based on several of his stories, and directed by Tatia Rosenthal.
7:15pm Film screening, with introduction by Alex Epstein, CJS Schusterman Visiting Artist-in-Residence'
8:30pm Talk-back with Etgar Keret
Tickets: $12 general admission
$10 DU Students & Denver Film Society Members
Hailed as the voice of young Israel, Etgar Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories and films. His books are best-sellers in Israel and have been published in twenty-two languages. More than forty short movies have been based on his stories.
As a filmmaker, Keret is the writer of several feature screenplays, including "Skin Deep" (1996), which won First Prize at several international film festivals and was awarded the Israeli Oscar. Keret's fiction was also the basis for cult favorite "Wrist Cutters." The film, featuring Tom Waits, won awards at nine film festivals and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance (2006). "Jellyfish," his first movie as a director along with his wife Shira Geffen, won the coveted Camera d'Or prize for best first feature at the Cannes Film Festival (2007).
Visit Etgar Keret's personal website for more of his work!
The animated feature film "$9.99," based on several of Keret's stories, marries the tradition of Jewish humor with absurdity. "$9.99" features the voice work of Anthony LaPaglia and Geoffrey Rush, and won awards and garnered prize nominations at several international film festivals (2008-09).
Films and Events in Program...
- Based on the Short Stories of Etgar Keret, and adapted for the screen by Etgar Keret and Director Tatia Rosenthal, $9.99 is a stop motion animated feature which offers slightly less than $10 worth about the meaning of life.
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