Joseph Cedar visited UIUC's campus in the Fall of 2012 with funding from the Israel Studies Project.
4:00 pm – Chicago Humanities Festival Event, “Beyond Hollywood” – Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E. 60thStreet
7:30 pm – Screening of Footnote and informal Q&A at Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago, 1212 East 59th Street
4:30 pm– Conversation, Chicago International Film Festival, AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street
4:00 pm – Jewish Studies Workshop, informal discussion of Footnote, 109 English Building
7:00 pm – Screening of Footnote at Hillel, followed by informal discussion
Nominated for the 2012 Academy Award as Best Foreign Film, Footnote is a masterful portrait of a father-son relationship set in the world of Rabbinic scholarship. Written and directed by Joseph Cedar, it was a worldwide sensation, garnering such prizes as Best Screenplay at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nine Ophir Awards (the Israeli Oscars). Footnote is Joseph Cedar’s fourth and latest feature film. His previous works are Time of Favor (2000), Campfire (2004), and Beaufort (2007), the last of which won Cedar a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.