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Mandala Beats

Mandala Beats

Midwest Premiere

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni

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Midwest Premiere!
Blends cool reggae rhythms with classic Indian beats.
A cross-cultural, musical road trip through India.

The music is reason enough to see it!
—Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Watch the trailer

Known as the Jimi Hendrix of bass guitar, Israeli Yossi Fine has made music with artists from across the globe. Learning of his family's Indian roots, he journeys to India to explore new sounds and collaborations. He discovers a world of Jewish music and performs with musicians including Shye Ben Tzur and Gil Ron Shama. Directed by Rebekah Reiko.

Northwestern University Professor of Ethnomusicology Dr. Inna Naraditskaya will lead the Q&A. 

Inna Naroditskaya

Dr. Inna Naroditskaya is a Professor at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. A pianist from Azerbaijan, she came to the US as a refugee with her then-four-year-old son. She has since completed her doctorate at the University of Michigan, published books on the music of Russia and the Middle East, been a Senior Fellowship at Harvard, and written on music, politics, and gender for the Washington Post, Pacific Standard, Times of Israel, and Huffington Post.  

Sunday Cinema is sponsored by the Wilkow Family.
It is the 2017 Solomon Goldman Program Series.

Image at left

Yossi Fine, Photo courtesy Seventh Art Releasing.

What is Sunday Cinema?

3 Sundays in February
3 Films about Jews and Music
3 Premieres

Sunday Cinema is a mini Jewish Film Festival that happens over three Sundays in February, bringing new Jewish films to Chicago that area audiences wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to see.

The films will be screened in the beautiful, state-of-the-art Feinberg Theater at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.

Body and Soul: An American Bridge
Chicago Premiere

February 11 at 2 pm

Mandala Beats
Midwest Premiere

February 18 at 2 pm

On the Banks of the Tigris
Midwest Premiere

February 25 at 2 pm