LIFE IN STILLS
Dir. Tamar Tal (60min, Israel/Germany, 2011)
Hebrew and German with English Subtitles
The winner of the 2012 Ophir (Israeli Oscar) for Best Documentary focuses on 96-year-old Miriam Weissenstein, the outspoken proprietor of The Photo House, a Tel Aviv institution that holds over one million photos documenting defining moments in Israel’s history. When a new development threatens the shop, Miriam teams up with her grandson – a young gay man who just began working there – to save the store, and the two embark on an exploration of Israel’s past, its modernization, and their own family history.
Winner - Best Documentary, Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscar)
Winner - Audience Award, Krakow International Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award, Berlin Jewish Film Festival
Winner - Best Film Award, DocAviv Film Festival
Preceded by Adam Bizanski’s music video for Left Behind by Zero 7 (feat. Jose Gonzalez).
Presented in Partnership with GLOE - The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement
Co-presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington