One World Film Festival: “Footnote”

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Since forming in 1998, One World Film Festival has presented a variety of free films each year in the community that embody the belief that film can present issues of culture, society, ethnicity, gender and politics in ways that encourage creative thinking about complex social situations. The films are shown at a variety of venues and are often followed with discussions about the issues brought up in the films. All films are free and open to the public. For more information on the festival, which takes place Feb. 10 – March 14 this year, please visit

Mona Achache, Director
Israel, 2009 (PG)
Hebrew with subtitles (103 min.)
Thursday February 28, 7:00PM
Kentucky Theatre
Footnote is the tale of a great rivalry between a father and son. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. Meanwhile his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades. Then one day, the tables turn. When Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son, Uriel, is thrilled to see his father’s achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his father’s. Footnote is the story of insane academic competition, the dichotomy between admiration and envy for a role model, and the very complicated relationship between a father and son.

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One World Film Festival: “Footnote”
February 28, 2013 7:00 am
February 28, 2013 5:00 pm
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