WED, JULY 17, 6:30PM
$10 General; $5 for Maltz Museum Members
This Israeli documentary takes us behind the hidden heavy metal doors of an old Jerusalem bomb shelter to a tiny animation studio. Every week several children of Russian immigrants meet to create a colorful carnival of monsters and earthquakes. WILD KIDS illuminates the subversive world of two talented teenage artists through a period of adolescence as they discover their own identity, as one must decide whether to stay in Israel and the other strives for recognition of his radical artistic path. The images they create together are integrated into their uncompromising world view. A talk-back on the influence of art as therapy follows with Ali Trotter, Director of Admissions and Community Outreach at Bellefaire JCB.