Thursday at the Theater presents Off White Lies

Thursday at the Theater presents Off White Lies

For as little as $2.50 with a student ID, or $5 without one, you can watch award-winning independent films at Thursday at the Theatre, sponsored by the AWC Foundation, in Yuma's Historic Art Theatre on Main Street.

The evening event begins at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 pm so that film viewers will have time to purchase $2 bags of popcorn, $2 sodas and find a good seat. Before the feature film, AWC Professor Michael Miller gives an introduction and any disclaimers, and an award-winning short film is shown.

After both films, interested viewers are welcome to stay and join Professor Miller's film class to discuss and critique the films.

June 6, 2013 - Off White Lies

A film by Maya Kenig

Israel | 2011 | Comedy | Hebrew & English w/ English subtitles | 86 minutes

"CharmingÖfull of wit, [and] sex appeal! Vibrant with juicy young cinema." -- Yair Raveh, Cinemascope

Synopsis After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager, is sent to live with him in Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her dad, Shaul, is an infantile eccentric, and that he is 'in-between apartments' (in other words, homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads: they pose as refugees from the bombarded northern region of Israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. Finally in a 'normal' household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father-daughter relationship, but their false identities can't last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life; those she must tell now, and those she's been fed since childhood.

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS WINNER: Best Actor (Gur Bentwich), JERUSALEM Film Festival

NOMINATED: 7 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best screenplay


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