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We are excited to bring you some of the best films, presentations and programs that are made in Israel! Become a Patron of the Arts to receive special discounts & perks for all of the incredible parts of our 2016-2017 Cultural Arts season!
The Second Time Around Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Katherine Mitchell (Linda Thorson, The Avengers), a widowed yet vibrant senior, wasn’t looking for love a second time, not at her age, and certainly not with cranky Isaac Shapiro (Emmy winner Stuart Margolin). Katherine had fractured her hip while attending the opera and reluctantly moved into a seniors’ lodge to convalesce. Here she meets Isaac, a cynical, ex-tailor who complains about the food and drinks on the sly, but, Katherine finds, shares her love of music. When Katherine finds out that Isaac is diagnosed with a treatable cancer, they leave the lodge and move in together. This heartwarming love story for the “ageless” is full of hope, dreams and second chances.
Director: Leon Marr / Canada / English / Running time: 107 minutes
DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11
Please note: Online ticket sales to The Second Time Around have closed. Tickets will still be available at the door or by calling 954.434.0499, ext. 336.
The Pickle Recipe Thursday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Joey Miller is the undisputed king of Detroit party emcees. He’s also a single father and deeply in debt. During one wedding performance, all his prized equipment is destroyed in a freak accident. To make matters worse, he is supposed to emcee his daughter’s bat mitzvah in four weeks. With no other options, Joey turns to his shady uncle for money, who agrees with one condition: Joey must steal his grandmother’s famous top secret dill pickle recipe – a recipe she has vowed to take to her grave.
Director: Michael Manasseri /United States / English / Running time: 97 minutes
CLOSING NIGHT Life, Animated Sunday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m. The March 5 showing features a special appearance by Walter Suskind (Owen's brother) following the film for a Q & A. Monday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m.
Several years ago Ron Suskind, an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, was a featured speaker at Jewish Book Festival. He told us the story of his son Owen, who as a thriving 3 year old, suddenly and inexplicably went silent. For years after, Owen could not connect with others or convey his thoughts or feelings, until the family discovered a unique way of communicating through Disney classic films. When Suskind was at the J discussing his book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, he said it was being made into a film. We are thrilled and proud to present the film, Life, Animated, as part of this year’s Jewish Film Festival.
Life Animated, interweaves classic Disney sequences with realistic scenes from Owen’s life, to explore how his identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar and Ariel allowed him the means to understand his feelings and interpret reality.
Director: Roger Ross Williams / United States / English / Running time: 89 minutes
Once in a Lifetime … Based on a true story Monday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Anne, a dedicated history teacher at a French high school, is determined to give the best education she can to her underprivileged, multicultural, inner-city students. Frustrated with their apathy but undaunted, she tests them with a unique assignment: a national competition on the theme of child victims of Nazi concentration camps. The project is initially met with extreme resistance until a face-to-face encounter with a Holocaust survivor changes the students’ attitudes dramatically. The film demonstrates the enduring impact of the Holocaust in transforming future generations.
Director: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar / France / French with English subtitles / Running time: 105 minutes
DPJCC Members: $9 • Community: $11
Please Note: Online ticket sales to the Tuesday, February 21 showing of Once in a Lifetime have closed. Tickets will still be available at the door or by calling 954.434.0499, ext. 336.
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? Monday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m.
Saar is gay man living in London, where he found refuge after being forced to leave the Israeli kibbutz where he grew up. He is living out his dream until he is diagnosed with HIV. When he breaks the news to his family, they struggle with fear and prejudices. With the support of Saar’s surrogate brothers – the London Gay Men’s Chorus – he begins a reconciliation process with his family in Israel. Torn between his two worlds, Saar must decide to return to Israel or stay exiled in London forever. The London Gay Men's Chorus provides a glorious soundtrack for this tender, intimate and honest documentary about the power of forgiveness.
Director: Tomer Heymann & Barak Heymann / United Kingdom & Israel / English / Running time: 84 minutes