During the summer of 1968 in Haifa, a teenage boy goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust – both their lives are forever altered. In “The Matchmaker”, written and directed by Avi Nesher, Arik’s coming-of-age story and the personalities he encounters along the way express the hopes and fears of a country awash in unsettling history. Discussion by Prof. Lew Shaw. Since 2008, Lew has been a visiting professor at the University of Haifa and spends several months a year living and working there.
Event Location: Nehar Shalom
43 Lochstead Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02130