Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Events: Amos Gitai and Daniel Pearl

The Passion of Amos Gitai - "Kippur"
Thursday, February 7, 8:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Espanola Way
$10 General / $6 Members/Students
The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War, in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights.Not a traditional "blood, guts and glory" war film, Kippur is the shell-shocked memoir of the director Gitai, himself a participant in the conflict, and of the days that changed his life forever. Hebrew w/English subtitles.

Percussion Consort: Of Laws and Loss
Friday, February 8, 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
Tickets $10
The kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002 haunted people throughout the world. Minimalist master Steve Reich responded by writing this tribute to the journalist, based on texts from the Book of Daniel alongside Pearl's own words. Breaking the rules of traditional instrumentation, David Lang's so-called laws of nature require percussionists to play instruments they build themselves.

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