October 06, 2011
Newburgh, NY -
Mary College will screen the award-winning film, My So-Called
Enemy, at 7 pm on October 12 in Aquinas Hall Theatre, 330
Powell Avenue, Newburgh.
Lisa Gossels (left), an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, will
introduce her latest production and lead a question and answer
session after the screening.
An in-depth conversation with Gossels will be held on October 13
at 4 pm in Curtin Memorial Library on campus.
My So-Called Enemy, which has won six prestigious
filmmaking awards including the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival,
2011 CINE Golden Eagle, and the 2010 Hamptons International Film
Festival, is a coming of age story about 22 Palestinian and Israeli
girls who came to the U.S. in 2002 to participate in Building
Bridges for Peace, a women’s leadership program.
The film follows six of the women over a seven-year period,
poignantly depicting how the experience of knowing their “enemies”
as human beings meets with the realities of their lives at home in
the Middle East.
Lisa Gossels won an Emmy Award in 2001 for her feature
documentary about the Holocaust, The Children of
Chabannes, which was praised as “One of the most heartening
Holocaust films ever made …” by the Los Angeles Times. Gossels is
president of Good Egg Productions, Inc., a New York City-based film
Light refreshments will be served. The events are co-sponsored
by the arts and letters department, Curtin Memorial Library, and
the Catholic and Dominican Institute at Mount Saint Mary College.
For information, call Curtin Library at 845-569-3600.