If you missed our hot night of salsa–the screening of the comedy Salsa Tel Aviv starring South of the Border sensation Angelica Vale, followed by a salsa dance party in Thorne Auditorium of the Northwestern University Law School celebrating 60 years of Israeli-Mexican friendship–on Saturday, Oct. 27, then you had two more chances to see it–on Thurs., Nov. 1 and Sun., Nov. 4 at the AMC Northbrook Court.
[The Oct. 27th event was hosted by the Consulates of Israel and Mexico, the Petach Tikva and Mexico City Committees of Chicago Sister Cities International, the AJC, Alliance of Latinos & Jews, the Jewish Community Relations Council and Club 1948. Music by DJ Frankie. Salsa dance instruction was by Molly Siegel and Arthur Russki. Mexi-raeli treats were provided by Garden Fresh Market.] The Thursday, Nov. 1st screening was hosted by Pintel Financial.
About Salsa Tel Aviv
In Hebrew and Spanish with English subtitles.
Director: Jorge Weller. With Angélica Vale, Angel Bonani, Angélica María and Hilla Vidor.
Best Comedy, Jewish Omaha Film Festival
Official Selection, Jerusalem and Guadalajara International Film Festivals; Moscow Israeli Film Festival; UK, Toronto, Washington and Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festivals
Salsa Tel Aviv is a musical romantic comedy alive with comic twists and sensuality. It centers on Vicky (Angélica Vale), a talented Mexican salsa dancer and single mom who disguises herself as a nun to journey to Israel in pursuit of her ex-husband and father of her young son. On the plane she meets Yoni, a young Israeli biologist, who is on his way back to Israel to marry his rich girlfriend, Dafna. Vicki and Yoni are from completely different worlds. Almost everything divides them—religion, culture, social class—yet despite everything, they slowly develop a close relationship.