Filtering by: NJ Jewish Film Festival

Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (2014) Nadav Lapid

Come see The Kindergarten Teacher as part of La Cinémathèques largest series ever!

A young child's gift for poetry makes him an object of fascination for his kindergarten teacher. Her desire to protect and nurture his talent from a world that bulldozes purity leads her to claim some of his work as her own.

Film Introductions and post-screening discussion will be led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem.  This is part of a dual-series on Israeli cinema, with five films at the JCC and five at SOPAC.  Click here for more information.  Tickets are available from the JCC MetroWest box office.

Please note: Attendance to JCC Israeli Series screenings does not guarantee SOPAC screening membership.

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

MY FATHER MY LORD (2007) David Volach

Come see My Father My Lord as part of La Cinémathèques largest series ever!

Young Menachem has a growing curiosity in the natural world, which seems at odds with the doctrine of his father, a rabbi. 

Film Introductions and post-screening discussion will be led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem.  This is part of a dual-series on Israeli cinema, with five films at the JCC and five at SOPAC.  Click here for more information.  Tickets are available from the JCC MetroWest box office.

Please note: Attendance to JCC Israeli Series screenings does not guarantee SOPAC screening membership.

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

WALK ON WATER (2004) Eytan Fox

Come see Walk on Water as part of La Cinémathèques largest series ever!

A homophobic Mossad assassin befriends the granddaughter and gay grandson of a Nazi war criminal to find his quarry.

Film Introductions and post-screening discussion will be led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem.  This is part of a dual-series on Israeli cinema, with five films at the JCC and five at SOPAC.  Click here for more information.  Tickets are available from the JCC MetroWest box office.

Please note: Attendance to JCC Israeli Series screenings does not guarantee SOPAC screening membership.

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

THE SYRIAN BRIDE (2004) Eran Riklis

Come see The Syrian Bride as part of La Cinémathèques largest series ever!

Mona's father, political leader Hammed, wants her to marry a Syrian comedian, but her move to Syria would likely be a permanent one, considering the political unrest between the two countries. The wedding planning is a nightmare, and tensions are high -- especially when Mona's siblings, who have moved on to new countries and complicated relationships, come home before the big day.

Film Introductions and post-screening discussion will be led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem.  This is part of a dual-series on Israeli cinema, with five films at the JCC and five at SOPAC.  Click here for more information.  Tickets are available from the JCC MetroWest box office.

Please note: Attendance to JCC Israeli Series screenings does not guarantee SOPAC screening membership.

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

KIPPUR (2000) Amos Gitai

Come see Kippur as part of La Cinémathèques largest series ever!

This short but bloody Yom Kippur War is seen through the eyes of a student who has been instructed to join a special military unit on the Golan Heights shortly after the fighting begins, but they are thrown in an emergency medical team.

Film Introductions and post-screening discussion will be led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem.  This is part of a dual-series on Israeli cinema, with five films at the JCC and five at SOPAC.  Click here for more information.  Tickets are available from the JCC MetroWest box office.

Please note: Attendance to JCC Israeli Series screenings does not guarantee SOPAC screening membership.

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Jan
28
12:30 PM12:30

LIVE AND BECOME (2005) Radu Mihaileanu

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.  

An Ethiopian boy is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: he is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just a boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his mother’s parting request that he “go, live, and become.” Buoyed by a profound and unfaltering motherly love – both in his memory and in the arms of his adoptive mother – he ultimately finds an identity and a happiness all his own.

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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Jan
21
12:30 PM12:30

BEING JEWISH IN FRANCE pt. 2 (2007) Yves Jeuland

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.  

Yves Jeuland's sweeping new documentary explores the rich and complex history of Jews in France, the first country to grant Jews citizenship. Beginning with Revolutionary cries of Vive la France in Yiddish, the film explores the explosive Dreyfus Affair, the Vichy government's collaboration with the Nazis, and the absorption of Sephardic Jews from Arab countries in the decades after WWII. Being Jewish in France confidently continues into the 21st century, investigating charges of rising antisemitism and the county's complex attitudes toward Israel.

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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Jan
14
12:30 PM12:30

BEING JEWISH IN FRANCE pt. 1 (2007) Yves Jeuland

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.  

Yves Jeuland's sweeping new documentary explores the rich and complex history of Jews in France, the first country to grant Jews citizenship. Beginning with Revolutionary cries of Vive la France in Yiddish, the film explores the explosive Dreyfus Affair, the Vichy government's collaboration with the Nazis, and the absorption of Sephardic Jews from Arab countries in the decades after WWII. Being Jewish in France confidently continues into the 21st century, investigating charges of rising antisemitism and the county's complex attitudes toward Israel. 

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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