and Sunday, February 26, 3:00 PM
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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A dysfunctional family and delayed puberty make life miserable for a pre-adolescent growing up in Jerusalem in the 1960's. The film, an adaptation of David Grossman's "The Book of Intimate Grammar", shows our hero, Aharon Kleinfeld, striving to survive his domineering mother, his anti-intellectual father and his own diminutive stature in a setting of a lower-middle-class housing development where gossip is rampant and appearances are all important.
Three years in the life of Aharon in which his soul matures but his body refuses to grow. Perhaps, one of his glands is dormant, or perhaps he is afraid of growing up and becoming like his parents. Or maybe, he is just a late bloomer, in need of a little more time. But nobody has the time to wait. Betrayed by his family, by his best friend and his beloved, lonely in his small body, but aware of his maturing soul, he realizes something must be done.
Israel, 2010, 110 minutes.
Hebrew with English subtitles
Guest Speaker: Roee Elsberg, lead actor. Mr. Elsberg will appear at both screenings of Intimate Grammar, Saturday evening at 8:00 PM and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM.
Director: Nir Bergman
Awards: Winner, Sakura Grand Prix, Tokyo International Film 2010; Winner, Best Feature Film, Jerusalem Film Festival 2010
Saturday Tickets: General Admission $18; Seniors $15
Sunday Tickets: General Admission $12; Seniors $10
Gala Dessert Reception after screening on Saturday.
Students: Reserve your free tickets online. Make sure to pick them up an hour before the screening, otherwise the reservation will expire.
On the day of the show, tickets will be available at the box office starting one hour before the screening.
Please note: General admission tickets are open seating; reserved seating is one benefit of becoming a sponsor!