Catch the best of DocAviv's films, including Memory Agents, Studio 54 and Big Time
The screenings at Gan HaPisga
, which were very successful last year, are back! Every Wednesday there will be an open screening of a film in front of spectacular views of the beaches of Tel Aviv. This month, selected films from Docaviv 2018 will be screened: Memory Agents, Studio 54 and Big Time.
Wednesday, June 13th, "Memory Agents" Israel 2018
Ido and Amalia Rosenblum’s father, Adam Baruch, was born to an orthodox family and became a central figure in Israel’s mass media culture. His intense lifestyle led to his untimely death, leaving his children with questions about the gap between their private dad and the public figure who had quite a few admirers as well as critics. To answer these questions, they collected thousands of items from their father’s audio-visual archives, and built a unique exhibition space, to which they invited key figures from Baruch’s life who help them piece together the different parts and create a more complete picture of their father.
Wednesday, June 20th, "Studio 54" USA 2018
This documentary tells the story of the iconic Manhattan club. Studio 54 operated in Manhattan for less than three years, more than 40 years ago, but the talk about it never stopped. The club that revolutionized the nightlife of New York was a temple of hedonism and ecstasy, attracting all the beautiful, shiny, successful, young and infamous people of the era. Director Matt Tyrnauer reconstructs the ball of mirrors with this documentary, composed of films taken at the club (then "disco") in the days of glory, and stories of those who were there and those who waited at the door but were not allowed to enter. In a revealing interview with one of the founders, Ian Schrager, he also tells the story of the collapse of the place that succeeded too a little much.
Wednesday, June 27th, "Big Time" Denmark 2017
"Big Time" tells the story of the success of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. Ingels justifies his title as an Archi-Architect. After Denmark, he takes over Manhattan and completely intends to conquer the world. But this young, charismatic, original and workaholic architect also copes with difficulties that put him in the face of an uncertain future. Ingels, who built a combined power station with a ski slope in his homeland, whose chimney emits stylized smoke rings, and created the strange but miraculous "8 House", is now building a strange and breathtaking complex where the world trade center towers used to be. The film follows him for over seven years, and shows the upheavals, ambition and wild imagination of a man who at the age of 40 was included in the list of the hundred most influential people in Time Magazine.