Life is so busy lately that going for a movie seems like an almost absurd fantasy. I’m always trying to find an opportunity to have a cinema break, so I was beyond thrilled when I read that Tel Aviv was going to host its first American Indie festival. Ok, it’s probably not going to be as exciting as a trip to Sundance but I’m always keen to support new projects.
“States of Minds” was founded by Lysbeth Sherman, she sees the festival as a “meeting of minds” between the U.S. and Israel, media professionals, filmmakers and entrepreneurs to inspire social change*”.Social, environnemental and political issues are the mains subjects and focus of the festival
The festival will last four days, and will screen 12 movies (fiction, documentary and short film) from contemporary US filmmakers.
“States of Minds” will be held at the Lev Cinema in the Dizengoff “ugly” Center, but few screenings and other events will be held at other theaters including the Jerusalem Cinematheque, the Galil Park in Carmiel, the Beit Hagefen Jewish-Arab Cultural Center in Haifa, and the Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon.
See you there.
For more information, check their website right here.
* Source : haaretz.com