The Museum

Dir. Ran Tal | 65 min
Documentary Israel 2017 EnglishHebrew with English subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Saturday, May 52:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema Pre-Sale Only*

Sunday, May 64:30 PM Edlavitch DCJCC

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

A striking account of Israel’s most important cultural institution that explores the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms, and visitors of the Israel Museum. The documentary eschews the dry formula one might expect for such an undertaking however— managing to unpack the mysteries inside with a refreshing humor and frankness totally unexpected in a film of this nature.

We follow singing security guards, blind patrons, and the Haredi kashrut inspector—characters who are given screen time alongside thoughtful curators, Palestinian guides, and the American museum director.

Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Ran Tal

Co-presented by AJC Global Jewish Advocacy, Washington


Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Ran Tal

Ran Tal is an independent director. His films present a view of Israeli reality through a social and historical perspective. His films won many awards in Israel and abroad.  Among Ran’s most prominent films are “The museum” (2017).

“The Garden of Eden” (2012) the film won Jerusalem Film Festival and the Israeli Forum of Creators.  “Children of the Sun”(2007). The film won Jerusalem Film Festival. The Israeli Forum of Creators and the Israeli Academy of Film. “Skin Deep”(1996). “67 Ben Tsvi Road”(1998). “My Dream House”(2005), “Gitay in search of the Carmel”(2009).

Tal Is the Editor of “TAKRIV” a journal of documentary cinema. He teach cinema at Tel Aviv University and Sapir College.


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This event finished on May 7, 2018.