The City Vault would like to invite you to the Advance Movie Screening of “ A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS” on August 25th  at 7:30 pm in Bethesda, MD. 

Tickets are FREE but expected to go quickly. You must have a ticket to attend this screening but a ticket does not guarantee seating–seating is first come, first served until we reach theater capacity —GET THERE EARLY.  The Screening starts on time and there will be No Admittance after the screening begins and No duplicate passes will be accepted/allowed in the theater, (in some cases) each pass admits two and has an individual code. By entering this contest you are giving us permission to sign you up for our newsletter.


A Tale of Love and Darkness is based on the memories of Amos Oz/ growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with Arieh/ his academic father and Fania/ his dreamy/ imaginative mother. They were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine from Europe during the 1930s and 40s to escape persecution. Arieh was cautiously hopeful for the future but Fania wanted much more. The terror of the war and running from home had been followed by the tedium of everyday life/ which weighed heavily on Fania’s spirit. Unhappy in her marriage and intellectually stifled/ she would make up stories of adventures (like treks across the desert) to cheer herself up and entertain her 10-year-old son Amos. He became so enraptured when she read him poetry and explained about words and language; it would become an influence on his writing for the rest of his life. When independence didn’t bring the renewed sense of life that Fania had hoped for/ she slipped into solitude and sadness. Unable to help her/ Amos was forced to say an untimely good-bye. As he witnessed the birth of Israel/ he had to come to terms with his own new beginning.


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