Having already feted the gays, the Latinos, the terminally single, and the Brooklyn Bridge (and we still think she’s lying about her ago—125? Yeah, right!), we now move on to the state of Israel, currently celebrating its 60th birthday with a film series at Lincoln Center! We’re partial to Late Marriage, about “Zaza, a handsome Tel-Aviv bachelor” who is “the despair of his mother, Lily, whose Old World customs brought to Israel from Soviet Georgia include the pressing need to find a virgin bride to marry into the family. The trouble is that Zaza is already passionately involved with Judith”—and Judith, dontcha know, ain’t no virgin! Summer is suddenly looking up.
[Israel @ 60, Late Marriage, 4:15 p.m., Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, http://www.filmlinc.com for complete schedule]