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“In Times Like These”: Amos and Efratia Gitai

March 05, 2020 – March 09, 2020

The Museum of Modern Art

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MoMA presents a staged reading of Efratia Gitai: Correspondence 1929–1994 (Centro Primo Levi Editions, 2020), with the actors Barbara Sukowa and Ronald Gutman and pianist Yali Levy Schwartz on March 5, as well as four fiction features by Efratia Gitai’s son, the Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai—including new digital restorations of Esther (1986) and Berlin-Jerusalem (1989).

 

Organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. Special thanks to Alessandro Cassin, Director of Publishing, Centro Primo Levi New York; and Rivka Gitai, the editor of Efratia Gitai: Correspondence 1929-1994.

 

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art. 

 

 

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Berlin-Jerusalem. 1989. Israel/Netherlands/Italy/France/UK. Directed by Amos Gitai. Courtesy AGAV Films

Esther. 1986. Israel/Austria/UK. Directed by Amos Gitai. Courtesy AGAV Films

Kedma. 2002. Israel/Italy/France. Directed by Amos Gitai. Courtesy AGAV Films

Carmel. 2009. Israel/France/Italy. Directed and written by Amos Gitai. Courtesy AGAV Films

Carmel. 2009. Israel/France/Italy. Directed and written by Amos Gitai. Courtesy AGAV Films