Award-winning Israeli Filmmaker David Fisher to Visit Cleveland

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World-renowned filmmaker David Fisher will visit Cleveland to screen his award-winning documentary film trilogy, as part of The Reel Israel, which brings Israeli films and documentaries to local audiences and is sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The films are open to the public and will be screened at various locations, March 9-12, as follows: “Mostar Round Trip (March 9, Siegal College), “Love Inventory” (March 11, Mandel JCC) and “Six Million and One” (March 12, Cleveland Museum of Art).

The highly-acclaimed film, “Six Million and One” features Peter Carnabuci, a WWII veteran and Maple Heights resident who helped liberate Fisher’s father, a Holocaust survivor, from the Gunskirchen Lager concentration camp. Fisher and Carbabuci will reunite at the film’s March 12 screening at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Fisher is recognized worldwide for his powerful and moving documentaries. He is currently a guest lecturer at Yale University’s Film Studies Department. His trip to Cleveland provides a unique opportunity to hear from Fisher in person. Fisher’s appearance is courtesy of the Schusterman Visiting Artist Program and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, which brings renowned Israeli art and artists to Cleveland.

The trilogy includes:

“Mostar Round Trip” (2011)
Sunday, March 9, 1:00 p.m.
Siegal College, 26500 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood
Free and open to the public

A father-son relationship evolves as 17-year old Yuval leaves Israel to attend an international high school in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a year later his father, filmmaker David Fisher, follows.

“Love Inventory” (2000) with special guest, David Fisher
Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
For tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/566089
Stonehill Auditorium, Mandel JCC, 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood

Bittersweet, honest, and touchingly funny, this multi-award-winning film chronicles Fisher’s attempt to solve a family mystery–uniting his troubled family in the process.

“Six Million and One” (2011) with special guest, David Fisher

Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. Morely Lecture Hall, Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland

For tickets, visit http://clevelandart.org/events/films/six-million-and-one Fisher and his siblings retrace the steps of their Hungarian Jewish father, Joseph, a Holocaust survivor. While imprisoned he kept a memoir that was discovered 12 years after his death.

The David Fisher Film Trilogy is presented by the Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Museum of Art, Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, and Mandel Jewish Community Center.

For more information on the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, please visit www.jewishcleveland.org/israelarts.

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