Sunday, March 19, 2006

States of Unbelonging

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in Association with San Francisco Jewish Fim Festival

Former Bay Area artist Lynne Sachs comes to Cinematheque to screen her newest cine-essay States of Unbelonging, made in collaboration with her Israeli friend and former student Nir Zats. Intrigued by the life of a young Israeli filmmaker, Revital Ohayon, who was murdered with her two children, Sachs begins a digital correspondence with Zats as a means of exploring the meanings and aftermath of this violent act. Approaching the Middle East conflict through this singular event, the filmís layered and multiple images and sounds—of Israel and Brooklyn, of private and public spaces—weave their sensitive and increasingly complex tale through dialogue with Zats and others. (Irina Leimbacher)