Israeli Film Night: Salsa Tel Aviv
Join us for Israeli Film Night the first Wednesday of each month. Admission is free, and it's an entertaining way to learn about the diversity of modern Israeli culture and ideas.
This month's film: Salsa Tel Aviv
Salsa Tel Aviv is a sensual, swinging and hilarious romantic comedy by Jewish Mexican filmmaker Jorge Weller situated in the underground salsa scene of Tel Aviv. Vicki, a salsa teacher played by Angélica Vale (“Betty” in the Mexican Ugly Betty) flies to Israel to find her ex-husband Beto, hoping to reunite her family. On Beto’s advice she travels disguised as a nun in order to enter Israel more easily. It is Vicki’s first plane journey, but the brainy and charming Yoni who sits next to her is of assistance. Gradually an undeniable but completely improper mutual attraction arises between them. She is a nun, at least in appearance; he turns out to be engaged. In Israel, Vicki is reunited with Beto and Yoni returns to his fiancée Daphne. However the mutual attraction does not disappear. Once Vicki starts giving Yoni salsa lessons, they can no longer ignore their feelings and their love story gains momentum. Cultural, religious and social differences plus a jealous Beto and determined Daphne put their love to the ultimate test. A delicious feel-good movie filled with sunny music about the power of love and dance.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm