Thursday, April 7, 2016
WALTZ WITH BASHIR
At Temple Beth El
2815 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
Tickets: $10 pp includes refreshments
The most revealing war film ever made? The greatest animated feature to come out of Israel? Both of these descriptions could apply to this confessional account of Ari Folman's experience as a young soldier during Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon. One night at a bar, an old friend tells him about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War. Ari is surprised that he can't remember anything about that period of his life. Intrigued, he decides to interview old friends and comrades around the world. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal messages.