Total Love

Film/Video

Photo courtesy the director

Total Love

Gur Bentwich, 2000

Melton Center Matinees

The annual Melton Center Matinees film series explores aspects of contemporary Jewish life and history. Screenings are followed by informal discussion with scholars from the Ohio State community.Copresented by<b>Ohio State's Melton Center for Jewish Studies.</b>

Sun, Feb 3, 2002 2 PM

"A rollicking techno-music-fueled backpacker odyssey."--East Bay Express

Three Israeli 20-somethings concoct an aphrodisiac called Total Love (84 mins.), and their adventures in minor-league recreational drug peddling take them from Israel to Amsterdam to India as they're swept up in the world of backpacking global wanderers. While many "drug films" focus on violence and betrayal, this one shows a charming, far-reaching quest for true love within the trance scene, a phenomenon pursued nowhere more eagerly than among Israeli youth.

Postscreening discussion led by Matt Goldish, Department of History, and Michael Swartz, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

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