Jerusalem highlights the week of November 5-11


Arnaldo Angeli Filho, better known by the pseudonym Angeli, is the Brazilian creator of a comic book character named Bob Spit. The 2021 stop-motion animated film Bob Spit: We Don’t Like People will be screened today at 7pm as part of the AniNation International Animated Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Follow what happens when Angeli decides to ditch her iconic punk persona, who does not delve smoothly into that good night. Directed by Cesar Cabral, this is the last movie he made with Angeli. One of the first was the 2008 award-winning short film Dossiê Rê Bordosa, which has a similar plot involving a female character.

On Saturday at 5:30 pm a very different animated movie will be shown. Archipelago is a French-speaking Canadian film that explores invented islands in a poetic and highly artistic way.

Phone (02) 565-4333 for tickets. Both movies have English subtitles.


Saxophonist Maayan James will perform at the Gatsby Bar at 18 Hillel St today at 8 pm The performance will explore the depths of free improvisation as the musician meets the audience and the mood of the night.

Information: 054-814-7173. No admission fee is indicated.

The Jerusalem Cinematheque presents a renovated auditorium (credit: Courtesy)


Watch the premiere of Hakshava Neima (Nice Listening), written and directed by Eran Tobol, a wild 80-minute comedy about a family man who nearly went crazy from a pain in his ears. Desperate, he begins to imagine that his wife is unfaithful to him and that the doctors are not honest. When offered a new treatment, you take the opportunity to wake up to a world where your ears don’t hurt, plus everyone you know is gone. 9 pm at the Masie Theater Center at 18 Mesilat Yesharim. For more information, call (02) 623-0002 (Hebrew only). 75 NIS at the door and 60 NIS if you buy a ticket in advance. The performance is part of the International Jewish Festival of Contemporary Culture, which includes shows intended only for female patrons (Singels, Quarter to Seven) and online shows (Marrano).


Visit the “Tip of the Iceberg” exhibition, featuring works by Haimi Fenichel, Shulamit Etzion and Nadia Adina Rose. Open 9 am to 5 pm today in Beita at 155 Jaffa St. Admission is free.

Call (02) 595-3348 for more details.


Come meet Manchester-born Israeli film director Igal Bursztyn and discuss his latest documentary Our Beds Are Burning today at 6pm at a special screening at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. The film is unique, intertwining archival materials with actors expressing (in Hebrew) real ideas expressed by neo-Nazis, Italian fascists and French politicians of our present time. 40 NIS per ticket.

The movie has English subtitles. Phone (02) 565-4333 for tickets.


The first ever Jerusalem Harmonica Festival will begin today at 7:30 pm at the Harmony Culture Center at 1 Koresh St with Michal Adler, Roni Eytan, Yael Feldheim, Jason Rosenblatt, Yotam Ben Or, Dov Hammer and more. They all have a passion for the world’s most beloved instrument: the harmonica. 66 NIS per ticket.

Information: (02) 621-1777. Tickets must be purchased online, as you must present a special barcode at the door. Visit


Jerusalem Orchestra East and West invites you to explore Mozart in the Levant with special original works composed by pianist Nizar Elkhater, jazz musician Guy Mintos and composer Michael Wolpe. The composers will perform these works tonight at 9 pm at the Jerusalem Theater. Customers will also enjoy listening to a recently discovered composition by Mozart, which was confirmed as genuine this year, Allegro in D major K. 626b / 16. 120 NIS per ticket.

Information: (02) 560-5755, 20 Marcus St.

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