Monday Matinees

Films begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Orlove Auditorium
DPJCC Members & 60+ lunch participants: $9 (per film)
Community: $11 (per film)

For information call 954.434.0499, ext.  336.

We invite those age 60+ to join us at noon in our Senior Lunch Room for lunch prior to the film.

To reserve your space for lunch, contact 954-434-0499, ext. 370.
Reservations for lunch must be made by noon of the preceding Friday. A $2 donation is requested.
This lunch program is sponsored through a partnership with the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Aging Disability Resource Center.


Mekonen:  The Journey of an African Jew

Monday September 11, 1:00 p.m.
This mini-documentary follows the backstory and personal journey of Mekonen Abebe, once an African shepherd and now a commander in the IDF.  The film accompanies Mekonen back to Africa to explore his roots, make peace with his past and embrace his future in Israel.

Directors: Rebecca Shore/Oren Resenfeld – 2016, With English subtitles / Running time: 40 min.  



Monday, September 25, 1:00 p.m. 

Best Actor, Best Actress, Biarritz Film Festival
Best of the Fest, Israel Film Festival
Audience Choice Award, San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Nominated Best Feature Film, European Film Academy

A religious, fundamentalist Jewish lawyer arrives in Israel to both reacquaint himself with his secular brother and work an explosive trial dealing with the compulsory enrollment of fundamentalist Jewish students into the Israel Defense Force.
 Director: Igaal Niddam – 2008, Switzerland, Hebrew with English subtitles / Running time: 116 min.


Nicky’s Family

Monday, October 9, 1:00 p.m. 

Won 13 Audiences Awards at various film festivals
Won Audience Awards at the Karlovy Vary International & Montreal World Film Festivals

This docudrama reveals the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102,  never spoke of these events. In 1988 a scrapbook detailing the missions was uncovered, and his story became known worldwide.

Director:  Matej Minac – 2011, Cambodia/Czech Republic/Israel/Slovakia/United Kingdom/USA, English  Running time: 96 min.


The Attack

Monday, October 23, 1:00 p.m. 
Amin, an Israeli-Palestinian surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife, Siham, in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. Now ostracized, Amin resolves to find out the truth behind Siham’s tragic secret.
Director: Ziad Doueiri – 2012, France , Arabic/Hebrew / Running time: 102 min.






The Other Son

Monday, November 6, 1:00 p.m.
Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. How do the sons reconcile their identities? And what do the families do now?

Director: Lorraine Levy – 2011, France, Hebrew/Arabic/English/French with English subtitles / Running time: 105 min.







A Late Quartet

Monday, November 20, 1:00 p.m.
Features Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken
The story is set in New York City, where members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

Director: Yaron Zilberman – 2012, USA, English / Running time: 105 min.





Past Life

Monday, December 4, 1:00 p.m.
This daring detective thriller tracks the 1970s odyssey of two sisters – an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist – as they unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their lives.

Director: Avi Nesher - 2016, Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles / Running time: 107 min.


Hunting Elephants

Monday, December 18, 1:00 p.m.

  • Stars Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, X-Men)
  • Nominated for 7 Israel Film Academy Awards - including Best Film, Screenplay,
    Actor, Supporting Actor and Actress

In this crowd-pleasing crime caper, a bullied, fatherless teen in deep financial trouble turns to his grandfather and uncle for help. They decide to solve their financial problems by robbing a bank.
Director: Reshef Levi | 2013, Israel, Hebrew/English | Running time: 107 min.