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International Film Director, Ilan Heitner, Visits The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Israeli author will present award-winning hit, Wisdom of the Pretzel


For Immediate Release  

Friday, December 02, 2005

Contact:    Tim Kelly

                  Dorothy Munro   

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950


Galloway Township, NJ – Israeli author, Ilan Heitner, will visit The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on Monday, December 5, 2005, 8:00 p.m. in Room C-134 to present his award-winning film, Wisdom of the Pretzel.


Heitner, a former brokerage firm analyst, wrote Wisdom of the Pretzel out of boredom, never imagining that it would become a best seller in Israel.  After the success of the book, Heitner attended NYU’s film school and managed to turn his novel into a cult film blockbuster.  The film is 93:00 minutes long and includes English subtitles.  It is said to be a “true portrayal of life in Israel – beyond the conflict, beautifully reflecting the close relationships Israeli’s build with one another.”


The event is sponsored by the Jewish Student Union/Hillel, the Campus Religious Council, the Office of Housing and Residential Life, and the International Student Organization.


The event is free and open to the public and pizza and snacks will be served.  Ultra Credit for attendance is available to Stockton students.  For further information, contact Matthew Winard at 609-626-3500, x 1723, or 732-642-4939.