A childless Israeli musical couple seeks to form a family in HARMONIA, a contemporary adaptation of the tale of Abraham and Sarah set inside the inner sanctum of a symphony hall.

Beautiful harpist Sarah is married to Abraham, the charismatic conductor of the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra. With no children, their melancholy life revolves around their music. Along comes Hagar, a young horn player of French-Arab descent from East Jerusalem, who joins the orchestra and forms a close personal relationship with Sarah. Their bond develops to something deeper, and Hagar offers to carry the couple’s baby. Two rival prodigies are born – one Jewish, one Arab -- leading to a metaphoric and multi-generational clash of cultures that can ultimately be reconciled only through music.

Nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards, HARMONIA uncovers the metaphoric emotional roots of the ancient conflict between the two peoples living in Jerusalem, now seeking harmony through a dramatic encounter between Western and Eastern music.

Israel * 2016 * 98 minutes * Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles * Drama

Starring: Tali Sharon, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Yana Youssef

Director: Ori Sivan




SPEAKER on February 13th at Harkins Shea 14 at 7pm:  RABBI Nate Crane

Rabbi Crane is the Associate Rabbi and Education Director of Congregation Or Tzion, Scottsdale. The recipient of the New CJE Young Professional Fellowship, the Jewish United Fund of Metro Chicago’s Best Practices in Jewish Education Grant, and the only rabbi to date to receive the PJ Library Grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.  He serves as a rabbinic advisor to the VOS JCC’s Early Childhood Center. He founded Hagigah, a non-profit based at Or Tzion, which provides accessible and fun Jewish holiday celebrations for Phoenix’s and Scottsdale’s families with special needs.