The Artist’s Daughter, Oil on Canvas

Sunday, March 19, 2023
11:00 am–1:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2023-03-19 11:00:00 2023-03-19 13:30:00 The Artist's Daughter 03/19/2023 11AM Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Margarita Linton and Yaniv Linton (Israel, 2022, 59 min.). In Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles. Sneak Preview.

Filmmaker Margarita Linton visits the Tel Aviv exhibition of an esteemed Israeli painter’s most stirring and revealing self-portraits—the painter also happens to be her estranged father. Linton captures her father’s show on film to better understand him and reconnect with him. The subject of her project naturally broadens as she records casual yet revealing conversations with an increasing number of family members. The more The Artist’s Daughter, Oil on Canvas progresses, the more we witness Linton’s search for understanding and healing from her father’s lifelong absence. Linton hopes to find solace in her work—the results are mystifying and surprising.

Winner of the Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo Award for Best Debut Film at the 2022 Docaviv Festival.
Winner of Best Documentary under 60 minutes at the 2022 Israeli Academy Awards.
Winner of the Best Israeli Documentary Film at the 2022 Israeli Documentary Forum Awards.

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Preceded by:

Killing Ourselves
Directed by Maya Yadlin (Israel, 2022, 15 min.). Hebrew with English subtitles. Boston Premiere.

Film student Maya once again recruits her parents and sister to act in her latest film project. The family drives into the desert, which acts as the backdrop for an important scene Maya attempts to capture in one day. As the light wanes family conflicts flare up into arguments and tension grows from strained relationships, threatening the success of Maya’s shoot.

Winner of the Diamond Award for Best Live Action Film at the 2022 Jerusalem Film Festival.

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Also preceded by:

Deep Water
Directed by Yehonatan Valtser (Israel, 2022, 16 min.). In Hebrew with English subtitles. World Premiere.

As a student who suffers from social anxiety, Alex finds refuge from the outside world in ghostwriting his peers’ essays. But when one enigmatic student refuses to pay Alex for his work, he must venture into the places he tirelessly strives to avoid in order to collect his compensation.

The screenings will be followed by a pre-recorded Zoom Q&A between Lisa Gossels, Artistic Director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival; Margarita Linton, director of The Artist's Daughter; Maya Yadlin, director of Killing Ourselves; and Yehonatan Valtser, director of Deep Water. Also followed by an in-person conversation between Lisa Gossels and Kaj Wilson, previous Artistic Director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

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With English subtitles

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