Films engage your imagination, capture history and explore societal issues.
Movies / Israel, Latvia / 2016 / 120 minsLeningrad, 1970. Young Jewish dissidents plot to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. Caught by the KGB a few steps from boarding, two were sentenced to death, with others getting years in the gulag. 48 years later, Israeli filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents, leaders of the group: “heroes” in the West but “terrorists” in Russia. The director will lead a Q&A session following the screening.
SCREENING AND Q&A WITH DIRECTOR OF “OPERATION WEDDING”
Chabad of the Tri-Valley
Sunday, Oct. 7 1:30pm
Movies / Israel / 2015 / 94 minsLet’s do social, with a scary (but not too scary) movie, beer and friends. Join us for the zombie-filled screening of "Jeruzalem" in which two young American women visit the Old City of Jerusalem despite dire warnings that the apocalypse is near.
Movies / USA / 1967When "The Graduate" premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations of what seemed to be a small, sexy art-house comedy starring a little known actor named Dustin Homan. And then suddenly ... the movie became a monster hit. Beverly Gray, the author of "Seduced by Mrs. Robinson," shares never before-revealed details about the making of the film. Book signing followed by a screening of "The Graduate."
SEDUCED BY MRS. ROBINSON & SCREENING OF “THE GRADUATE”
Congregation B'nai Shalom
Saturday, Nov. 17 7:00pm
Movies / Canada, Israel / 2017 / 97 minsUsing contemporary interviews, archival footage and re-enactments, "The Oslo Diaries" provides a “look back” at the secret negotiations that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Despite our knowing the aftermath of the talks, there is suspense and melancholy. This remarkable film captures the tragic assassination of Prime Minister Rabin, as well as the realization that the historic handshake on the White House Lawn did not lead to a lasting peace. Guest speaker.
Foodie Events, Movies / 240 minsAmerican Jewish tradition demands that our people celebrate the late December holiday with Chinese food and cinematic entertainment. We meet that demand with our annual evening of delicious local Chinese take-out and a movie. Non-members are welcome for this fun, family-friendly community event.
Movies / Belgium, France, Israel, Italy / 2005 / 140 minsOur encore screening of this award-winning Israeli-French drama opens in 1984 with thousands of Ethiopian Jews living in a refugee camp in the Sudan. Hoping for a better life for him, a Christian mother smuggles her son onto an Israeli rescue plane, saying, “Go, live, and become.” “A powerful recounting of the humanitarian work that Israel has done for decades. A brave story of resilience and acts of loving kindness.”—Riva Gambert, Director, EBIJFF & Under One Tent.
Movies / USA / 2018 / 180 minsFrom director Gloria Greenfield ("The Case for Israel") comes her newest film, "The Fight of Our Lives - Defeating the Ideological War Against the West." This hard-hitting documentary examines the internal and external threats facing the United States and Europe. Its distinguished cast of experts, including Professor Alan Dershowitz, traces the penetration of anti-Western ideas and movements into academia, politics, and society. Q&A with the director follows screening.
SCREENING OF “THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES” & Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR
Fireside Room in Rossmoor
Thursday, Jan. 10 1:30pm