A New Family, A New Secret
Dan Wolman’s beautifully shot 2010 film Gei Oni (Valley of Fortitude) depicts a young woman and her baby seeking a new life in late 19th-century Palestine after escaping a Russian pogrom. An adaptation of Shulamit Lapid’s best-selling historical novel by the same name, Gei Oni has its Dallas premier as part of the 16th annual Jewish Film Festival of Dallas at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Part historical narrative and part love story, the movie follows a young woman named Fania (Tamar Alkan) as she meets and marries a widowed farmer, all the while hiding a terrible secret from her past. Wolman’s film is a historical snapshot of cultural meshing as well as a linguistic adventure; English subtitles translate Yiddish, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Turkish and Romanian. Tickets for the Studio Movie Grill screening (11170 North Central Expressway) are $10. For more information, visit jccdallas.org.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Dallas, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.
11170 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243