Occasional film nights
We were showing two films in this winter season, but we will reschedule these after the lockdown. In the meantime, look in our calendar for Zoom discussions about films, plays and TV series.
Postponed: 'Sefarad'. This epic historical drama was financed and produced by the tiny
Portuguese Jewish community. It recounts the story of the Jews of Portugal from their expulsion in 1496 to this very day. Based on true events, this sweeping period piece sheds light on a small community of “hidden” Jews, first heard of in the 19th century. As the descendants of Portugal’s original Jewish residents, they had lived in complete isolation for generations believing that they were the last Jews on earth. At they finally reconnect with their fellow Jews, and with the arrival of many refugees from Nazi-Occupied Europe, Portugal becomes a vibrant Jewish centre once more.
See the trailer: https://vimeo.com/325213906
Postponed: 'The Cakemaker' (in Hebrew האופה מברלין, haOfeh miBerlin) is a 2017 Israeli-German drama film directed by Ofir Raul Grazier. See trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBa3S_FzPQ
A voluntary £5 donation will be collected at each film. All films are in English or with English subtitles.
Pather Panchali. Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. A highly rated gem of Indian cinema. See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048473/
The Farewell Party. A recent Israeli film.
The Women's Balcony. A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.
A Tale of Love and Darkness. Based on Amos Oz's poignant memoir.
'A Borrowed Identity', the film version of the book 'Dancing Arabs' by Sayed Kashua, directed by Eran Riklis (2015)
'The Frisco Kid', the 1979 classic American western comedy film directed by Robert Aldrich.