Argentine Film The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) screens on Sunday 2/24 at 3:00 pm

Introduction by Dr. David William Foster, Arizona State University
Argentine Film The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) screens on Sunday 2/24 at 3:00 pm

Sunday February 24, 2019
3;00 p.m.
at the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium -
University of Louisville

Sponsored by The 2019 Naamani Memorial Lecture

This FREE screening will be introduced by a Naamani Memorial Lecture by David William Foster, with a reception following the film. No tickets are required for this event, but an RSVP is requested to Treva Hodges ( 

David William Foster, a Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University, has written extensively on Argentine narrative and theater and has held 3 Fulbright teaching appointments in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.  He works with Jewish artists, writers, film directors, photographers, theater directors and is one of the most renowned critics of Latin American Cultural Studies. Foster served as the past president of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association.


The Tenth Man (El Rey del Once)

Presented as part of the program of the 2019 Jewish Film Festival 

In this kind-hearted, humorous film, Ariel lives in New York, far from the lively Jewish district in Buenos Aires where he grew up. But when his estranged father, the manager of a Jewish charity and big macher in the community, summons him home for help, Ariel reluctantly returns.  Within the first week he seeks to reconnect with his father who was frequently absent during his childhood, due to his religious obligations.