2024 Vinnik Evening of Jewish Culture - Noa Yedlin's STOCKHOLM

thu07mar7:00 pmthu9:30 pm2024 Vinnik Evening of Jewish Culture - Noa Yedlin's STOCKHOLM

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-07:00)

Location

Sie Film Center

2510 E Colfax Avenue

Event Details

STOCKHOLM: Special Screening and Discussion with Screenwriter Noa Yedlin

Life after death wasn’t supposed to be this funny

Just days before potentially fulfilling his lifelongambition, a leading contender for this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics is found dead in his bed. His four closest friends, who have known him for the past 50 years, make an extraordinary decision: what if they could hide his death for five days, allowing him to “die” with an extraordinary honor to his name? What seems like a relatively simple task quickly turns into an overwhelmingly complicated challenge.

In an age when people live longer, Stockholm offers a refreshing perspective on this fascinating age group. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Noa Yedlin, Stockholm’s dark humor breaks stereotypes and conventional assumptions. The four septuagenarians’ friendships, family, loyalty, professionalism, love, and lust are all put to the test –and the results are not what we may imagine…

Noa Yedlin is a multiple award-winning Israeli author and screenwriter whose work has been praised for its black comedy and incisive take on everyday Israeli reality. She is the author of several best-selling novels, including the smash hit Stockholm. Published at the end of 2023 and translated into English by Man Booker International prize-winner Jessica Cohen, Stockholm has been hailed as “a seriously funny take on death and dying” (Kirkus) and “a deviously clever black comedy” (Publishers Weekly).

Stockholm Season 1, Episodes 1-2 will be screened in the theater, followed by an in-person discussion with Noa Yedlin. Ticketholders will receive a link to stream Episodes 3-4 at home.

The Annual Dr. Irwin E. and Sandra Vinnik Evening of Jewish Culture is presented by the DU Center for Judaic Studies. 

Tickets ($15 / $12) can be purchased through Denver Film at bit.ly/cjs-stockholm.