Farewell to Lia at Jerusalem Cinematheque

Lia van Leer, who founded the cinematheques in Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv, as well as the Jerusalem Film Festival, was driven to create these national treasures out of her deep love for movies.

As a tribute to van Leer, who passed away on March 13 at age 90, the Jerusalem Cinematheque is showing her favorite films throughout the month, in a program called Farewell to Lia.

One of the wonderful aspects of her personality that is reflected in this specific program and the programs at the cinematheques in general was the depth and breadth of her love for movies. She loved classics and was also excited by the work of new, young directors, and the movies in Farewell to Lia demonstrate this.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Farewell-to-Lia-at-Jerusalem-Cinematheque-400957

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