Israeli Cinema Founder Lia Van Leer 1924-2015

The Jerusalem Cinematheque, from which one has one of the best views of the Old City, is in the news today.

Cinematheque sign Jerusalem, Israel old city in background

Usually the Jerusalem Cinematheque makes headlines for the international films it is showing, sometimes for controversial independent films.

However today, Israeli Cinematheques are in the news with the death of their founder, the Israeli first lady of cinema, Lia Van Leer.

Only recently she attended an event in Jerusalem and one had to marvel at her activity for a 90 year old.

Lia Van Leer recent photo

May her memory be a blessing.

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