Cincinnati Jewish and Isreali Film Festival: Hava Nagila
2012 Documentary/Comedy, 73 minutes, Roberta Grossman, USA, In English.
Film Description: The song you thought you knew. The story you won't believe. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campell, Regina Spektor and more, the film follows the ubiquitous party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the kibbutzim of Palestine to the cul-de-sacs of America. High on fun and entertainment, Hava Nagila (The Movie) is also surprisingly profound, tapping into universal themes about the importance of joy, the power of music and the resilient spirit of a people.
Stay after the film for a festive dessert reception, photo booth and private after-hours admission to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit.
Where: Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Address: 1301 Western Ave.