Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination

Sun, July 23, 8:30 PM
Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination
Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination
Amos Gitai

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RESERVED SEATING
Tickets: $70, $50, $30

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PRESENTED WITH THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL

In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the architect of the Oslo Accords, was assassinated. Acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai blends the words of Rabin’s widow, Leah, with live music and projections as a theatrical counterpoint to his 2015 investigative film Rabin, the Last Day. Seated at either end of a table, two actresses (Einat Weizman and Sarah Adler) read from Leah’s memoirs. Together, they travel back through time to explore the violence that led to Rabin’s assassination, traumatizing a country and sending shockwaves around the world. Premiered at the Festival d’Avignon last summer and coming to the Ford directly from the acclaimed Lincoln Center Festival, the piece exists between elegy and lullaby, “reconstructing the past and renewing the conscience of humanity." Inferno Magazine

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In conjunction with this performance, the Ford has partnered with the Skirball Cultural Center to co-present a screening of Rabin, the Last Day, taking place at the Skirball on Thursday, July 20, at 7:00 p.m. In this political thriller, Amos Gitai documents the November 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Through staged re-enactments and archival news footage, Gitai illuminates the subculture of hate—fueled by hysterical rhetoric, paranoia and political intrigue—that led to Rabin’s untimely death. This “never less than eerily absorbing” film, as lauded by the Independent, is a “must-see.”

Rabin, The Last Day at the Skirball is FREE for Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination ticket-holders. Ticket-holders will be able to request free screening tickets by selecting this event in the "add-ons" section of the shopping cart.

 

Part of the IGNITE @ the FORD! series, made possible through the generous support of LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Proceeds benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation.