Jerusalem gears up for the reel deal

The 32nd Jerusalem Film Festival, which opens with a screening of Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre at the Sultan’s Pool Amphitheater tonight and will run through July 19 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, will feature a number of special events, many of them free, in addition to more than 200 films.

One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the master class with John Turturro, who is one of the stars of Mia Madre. Turturro is best known for his roles in several Coen brothers’ movies, including his turn as the pedophile bowler named Jesus in The Big Lebowski and in the title role of Barton Fink, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. He has acted in dozens of other movies, and he has also directed a number of acclaimed films, most recently Fading Gigolo.

Turturro’s class will be held following a screening of Mia Madre on Friday, July 10 at 11:15 a.m. at Jerusalem Cinematheque 1.


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