Films

Lisa Charschan, Director of Adult Services, 516-634-4169, lcharschan@friedbergjcc.org


Argo
Facilitator: Liz Ropers

Wednesday, January 17, 12 pm

As the Iranian Revolution takes over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, six Americans escape. Now only one man can get them out from behind enemy lines. Ben Affleck directs and stars in a thriller based on an unbelievably true story. But is it really true? Stay after the film for an interesting discussion.

Fee: $5; Members, FREE


Woman in Gold
Facilitator: Liz Ropers

  • Thursday, February 22, 12 pm

The film is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee, who together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. Stay after the film for an interesting discussion.

Fee: $5; Members, FREE


ISRAELI FILM FEST
Facilitator: Liz Ropers

Join us for an exciting Israeli movie and stay for an interesting and fun conversation. Feel free to bring a kosher lunch to enjoy.

Fee: $5; Members, FREE

  • The Women’s Balcony
    Thursday, January 4, 12 pm

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.

 

  • Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi
    Thursday, February 1, 12 pm

Sixteen-year old Shlomi lives in Israel with his overprotective mother and seriously ill grandfather. Doing poorly in school, he is forced by the principal to take a test. The results reveal that Shlomi is a math genius.

 

  • The Wedding Plan
    Thursday, March 1, 12 pm

After her fiancé calls off their wedding a month before the ceremony, a woman decides to keep the reservation and trusts God will provide her with a husband.