News Update
February 22, 2012
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival AJFF
Lisa Kirk Colburn
Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child
Dir. by Lisa Kirk Colburn, USA, in English, Running time: 72 min, 2011.
Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child is both a visual feast and landmark union of artistic titans Levin and Helnwein, both concerned with the theme of childhood innocence betrayed.
Scene from the opera 'The Cild Dreams' by Hanoch Lewin
2011
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:00pm: Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child
Documentary
The world premiere of a controversial Israeli opera is the backdrop for this riveting behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. Commissioned by the Israeli Opera for its 25th anniversary season, The Child Dreams is abstractly inspired by the plight of Jewish refugees and based on the work of Hanoch Levin, widely regarded as Israel’s greatest playwright. The bold costume and set design for this startling new production falls to Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein, known for provocative portraits of wounded children. Translating Helnwien’s graphic images and acrobatic choreography for stage proves artistically and technically challenging, and conflict erupts between Helnwein and the opera company over a crucial casting decision. Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child is both a visual feast and landmark union of artistic titans Levin and Helnwein, both concerned with the theme of childhood innocence betrayed.
Lefont Sandy Springs
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 | 2:00 PM
Guest Speakers
Lisa Kirk Colburn
Director, Producer
Dennis Hanthorn
Zurich General Director, Atlanta Opera
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a cinematic exploration of Jewish life, culture and history. Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing both the Jewish and global communities.




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