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2:00 PM14:00

M (1931) Fritz Lang

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On January 13, 2019, The West Orange Classic Film Festival presents “M” (1931), with La Cinémathèque founder Gerard Amsellem. Peter Lorre stars in this German classic that revolves around the actions of a serial killer of children and the manhunt for him, conducted by both the police and the criminal underworld. Fritz Lang’s first “talking” picture is considered by many film scholars to be a masterpiece of the early sound era.

All screenings are at the AMC Theatre in Essex Green Shopping Center on Prospect Avenue in West Orange at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 ($9 for members of the West Orange Arts Council, who must purchase tickets at the box office) and will be available at the theatre box office or through Fandango (a link will be posted here when they become available). For further information, contact, or join the Facebook page “West Orange Classic Film Festival”.

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2:00 PM14:00

LOVE AND ANARCHY (1973) Lina Wertmüller

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Gerard Amsellem will present Love and Anarchy at the West Orange Classic Film Festival!

Members of our Women Film Directors series will remember Lina Wertmüller as the director of Seven Beauties.  Now we're screening her 1973 classic Love and Anarchy.  Everyone is welcome, whether you are a member of La Cinémathèque or the West Orange Film Society or not!

The story, set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of World War II, centers on Giannini's character, an anarchist who stays in a brothel while preparing to assassinate Benito Mussolini. Giannini's character falls in love with one of the women working in the brothel. 

This film is a part of the 2018 West Orange Classic Film Festival.  Tickets are available through the Fandango

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1:00 PM13:00

The Eternal Question Interview Taping

Gerard Amsellem and New Waves Productions will be taping interviews for his long-anticipated documentary, The Eternal Question this year at South Orange's arts extravaganza, SouthNext!

On June 18, 2016, we will be stationed at South Mountain Yoga and we will be interviewing anyone who has something to say about love and life.  We will try to accommodate walk-ins but we cannot guarantee you will be interviewed unless you make an appointment.  Sign up here to be interviewed as part of this extensive and exciting project!  See our News section for more information.

To purchase wristbands for the SouthNext festival, click here. 

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12:30 PM12:30

FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS (2007) Marco Carmel

Explore Jewish films from around the world, from new releases to restored classics, narratives to documentaries, in this weekly film class. Following each screening, Gerard Amsellem will facilitate a discussion.  

Belleville, the 70’s. Just arrived from Israel with his wife Mireille and both his kids, Felix dreams of success. He enables his family to settle, little by little. His meeting with Serge, a local mafia boss, will shatter his son’s childhood. Michel (11 years old) who always thought his dad was a hero, will grow up fast, too fast...

For more information and to enroll, visit the JCC Metro West website or download the poster.  Screenings are held in the Maurice Levin Theater, Leon & Toby Cooperman Building, at the JCC in West Orange.

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