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Film Club

Do you like movies? Do you enjoy watching and discussing Jewish films but don’t always have the chance? CDT members gather on Zoom (and in members’ homes when it becomes safe to do so again!) generally on the second Saturday of each month to discuss moving and thought-provoking Jewish films from around the world. Many of the films have been featured in recent Jewish film festivals.

Everyone is welcome to attend one or all films, so in that sense it’s not actually a club. Typically, films are available to watch on Kanopy, which requires you to sign up with a public library or university library card. We hope you'll join us!

Please note that dates and films are subject to change. Contact Emily Sper at filmclub@dorsheitzedek.org with questions, film suggestions, or if you’d like to lead a discussion about a particular film. 

Upcoming Films: 

April 13: Farewell, Herr Schwarz (96 Minutes, 2013, Documentary; Israel Film Center)
Siblings Michla and Feiv’ke Schwarz survived the Holocaust but never reunited after the war. Michla moved to the soon-to-be-founded Jewish state in the Middle East and started a family there. Her brother Feiv’ke considered dead returned to East Germany, married a German woman and inexplicably lived amidst the concentration camp ruins where he was once a prisoner. The Israeli and German sides to the family lived unaware of each other for half a century until first time filmmaker Yael Reuveny probed exactly what happened to her family in 1945.
 

May 11 (double-feature): My Mother's Lost Children (1 hr 35 min, 2018, Kanopy)
When two stolen children reappear after 40 years, their eccentric family is thrown into disarray. Attempting to put the past to rest and discover the truth, Ben-Moshe and his family embark on a remarkable journey from Australia, to England and Iran, in an attempt to unravel the dense web of secrets, and put the past to rest.

Love, Iranian-American Style (1 hr, 2006, Kanopy)
Sexual purity, money and a mother's worries come together in this humorous guided tour of America's status-obsessed Iranian Jewish community. The film follows Tanaz, the narrator, a hip New Yorker whose Iranian family attempts to marry her off now that she's reached the age of 25.
 

June 8: The Zig Zag Kid (1 h 35 min, 2013, Amazon)
A witty, spirited and action-packed adventure about an almost thirteen-year-old boy named Nono. His dad is the world's greatest detective, but his mom is a mystery that Nono needs to solve in a hurry.

Previous Films (alphabetized, 2004-2023): 

A History of Israeli Cinema

Abe

Arab Labor, Season One

Arranged

Art of Silence, The

Attack, The

Apples from the Desert

Aviva Ahuvati (Aviva My Love)

Aya

Baba Joon

Bag of Marbles

Band's Visit, The

Beaufort

Beyond the Bolex

Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh

Bonjour, Monsieur Shlomi

Borrowed Identity, A

Boy in Striped Pajamas, The

Breaking Bread

Cakemaker, The

Censored Voices

Close to Home

Concert, The

Dancing in Jaffa

Dear Mr. Waldman

Denial

Disobedience

Divan

Dough

Dybbuk, The

East Jerusalem West Jerusalem: Peace Through Music

Etgar Keret: What Animal Are You?:

Everything is Illuminated

Ewa

Eyes Wide Open

Fanny’s Journey

Fateless

Fill the Void

Fire Birds

To Life

Flat, The

Flying Camel, The

Footnote

Foxtrot

Frisco Kid, The

Gentlemen's Agreement

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Golden Voices

Green Chariot, A  

Green Prince

Hannah Arendt 

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Havanagila

Heir to an Execution

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger

Hitler’s Children

Holy Land Hardball

Human Resources Manager, The

I, Dalio: The Dual Identities of French-Jewish Actor Marcel Dalio

Ida

In Between 

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Inside Hana's Suitcase

Insult, The 

James’ Journey to Jerusalem

Jellyfish

Jewish Cardinal, The

Keep Quiet

Kind Words

Kindergarten Teacher, The [bad/disturbing/now in English]

Komediant, The

La Petite Jerusalem

Late Marriage

Left Luggage

Lemon Tree

Leona 

Lies My Father Told Me

Life, Animated

Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Life Apart, A

Life of Song: Ruth Rubin, A

Lost Embrace

Magic Men

Mary and Max

Matchmaker, The

Menashe

Midnight Orchestra, The

My Father My Lord

My Mexican Shiva

Nina's Tragedies

Nora’s Will

Objector

Omar

One Week and a Day

Oppenheimer

Orthodox Stance

Other Son, The

Out of Sight

Paperclips

Past Life

Pawnbroker, The

Policeman, The

Postville

Rabin The Last Day

Rashevski’s Tango

Reuven Shiloach

Run Boy Run

Sand Storm

Secret, A

Secrets, The

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

Shoelaces

Shop on Main Street, The

Solomon and Gaenor [terrible]

Strangers, The

Summer of Aviya

Tehilim

  Tel Aviv on Fire

Tenth Man, The

They Are Everywhere

Three Minutes: A Lengthening

Time of Favor

To Be or Not To Be [not relevant]

Trembling Before God

Turn Left at the End of the World

Two of Us, The

Uncle Chatzkel

Ushpizin

Waiting for the Messiah

Walk on Water

Waltz with Bashir

Write Down, I am an Arab

Woman in Gold

Women’s Balcony

Yellow Asphalt

Yidl mitn fidl

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg

Yossi

Yossi & Jagger

Zaytoun

Zero Motivation

Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784