1948: Creation & Catastrophe
A documentary film about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Tuesday, March 6 * 6 p.m.
Film screening at 6:00, followed by Q&A with Andy Trimlett, director/executive producer and Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb, co-director/executive producer
Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, this film reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation.
This program is offered by OLLI and the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus as part of The Humanities & the Experience of War, a series of multigenerational, community-wide conversations that consider the impact of war and conflict on individuals and society. There is no charge to attend.
Marilyn, MADNESS & Me
Fri, March 9 & Sat, March 10
The hit Hollywood play conceived by Didier Bloch, written by Frank Furino, and directed by Joe Leonardo. Starring the original cast of Alison Janes & Adam Meyer.
He met Marilyn Monroe.
He became obsessed with Norma Jean Baker.
And that changed everything.
An unassuming limousine driver, befriended by Marilyn Monroe in the months before her death, becomes the focal point for circumstances that alter his persona and challenge his sanity…along with the course of history. How is it possible that this nobody may have been responsible for the assassinations of two iconic American political figures?
A poignant, compelling and shocking tale of unrequited love, centered amidst the last months of Marilyn Monroe’s life, including an infamous tryst in Palm Springs. This story is told first-person by the man who witnessed it, and enhanced by the beautiful and legendary Marilyn Monroe, reading excerpts from her diary.
Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to Marilyn’s steamy affairs? Think again!
All proceeds will support the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal State San Bernardino.
This performance is generously supported by Frank Furino, the play’s writer and long-time OLLI instructor.