RESCHEDULED: Award-winning Israeli Film Screens at Rutgers on March 1

**Please note that Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance was originally scheduled to screen on February 9, but due to inclement weather conditions has been moved to March 1. Current ticket holders can call the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, 848-932-7511, starting Friday, February 10, with any questions.**

On March 1, the award-winning Israeli film Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance screens at Rutgers University following its New York opening at Lincoln Center and Film Forum. The documentary will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, on Rutgers’ Douglass Campus. There will be a discussion with film producer Barak Heymann following the screening. The event is presented by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life in partnership with the Dance Department and Rutgers Filmmaking Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance presents a portrait of Ohad Naharin (bottom right photo), a renowned Israeli choreographer and the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. This insightful and spirited documentary mixes intimate rehearsal footage and breathtaking dance sequences, showcasing Naharin who redefined the language of modern dance. The film (100 min.) is in English and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Tickets go on sale January 20 through the Bildner Center website,, and in-person or by phone at the Mason Gross Box Office – 848-932-7511. Ticket prices are $10 for the general public and free for Rutgers faculty, staff and students with I.D. Convenient free campus parking is available. (No permit required). Please check the website for information and updates. Contact phone number: 848-932-4166; email:

The event is a special winter screening of the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, a major annual program of the Bildner Center at Rutgers for more than seventeen years. The festival brings Central New Jersey a diverse roster of award-winning, international films, as well as discussions with filmmakers, scholars, and other noteworthy speakers who enrich the film-going experience. 

Attend a free Gaga/people master class on February 11, 2017.

Posted January 2017