Summer Film Series: Tel Aviv on Fire

7:00pm, Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Whittier Theatre
Tel Aviv on Fire

Directed bySameh Zoabi

Salem (Kais Nashef), a Palestinian from East Jerusalem, is a low-level production assistant on the soap opera Tel Aviv on Fire in Ramallah. The show, which is popular with both Palestinians and Israelis, tells the story of a Palestinian spy who falls in love with an IDF officer. Asi (Yaniv Biton), who staffs the checkpoint Salem must pass through every day to get to work, tells Salem that the show's military dialogue is unrealistic, and writes his own script. Salem uses Asi's dialogue in the show, which impresses the producers and the star, Tala (Lubna Azabal), and leads to Salem being suddenly promoted to fulltime screenwriter. There's only one problem: Salem can't write screenplays and must quickly learn.

Tel Aviv on Fire is not rated; may contain adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film.

This is a Pay-What-You-Can event. Tickets are sold at the door on the day of the show. No advanced tickets are being sold for this event.

FREE popcorn will be available at the screening.
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