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Screening of The Ballad of the Weeping Spring

  • Columbia University, IIJS, 617 Kent Hall 1140 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

The Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies presents a screening of The Ballad of the Weeping Spring, a Western-inspired musical drama with an award-winning Mizrahi soundtrack. Comments and Q&A after the film with Gershom Gorenberg, Knapp Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor of Journalism. 


Synopsis: Yosef Tawila, the legendary tar (lute) player, is running a bar in northern Israel when the son of Avram, his bandmate and best friend, arrives with the news that his father is dying. He brings sheet music for “The Weeping Springtime Symphony,” a piece Yosef and Avram worked on together but never played. Yosef decides to reunite the remaining members of the band to grant his dying friend’s final wish and, perhaps, to heal his own tortured soul. (106 minutes)

Date: Monday, March 26

Time: 7:00pm

Location: 617 Kent Hall

Please send RSVPs to by March 22. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Earlier Event: March 22
The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
Later Event: April 9
Film Screening of 1945