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Canada/Germany 2015, 94 mins, English Director Atom Egoyan featuring Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau ‘Christopher Plummer puts on a master class in acting, and his director, Atom Egoyan, delivers one in audience manipulation in Remember a psychological thriller featuring that most blood-boiling of plot devices: a Nazi who escaped justice.’ Mr. Plummer is Zev and Martin Landau plays Max, fellow residents in an assisted-living complex. Max realizes they were both at Auschwitz. He is the brains and Zev is the…Find out more »
France 2018, 88 mins, French with English subtitles Director Elise Otzenberger Packed with charm and laughter, this delightful comedy follows recently-married Parisian couple, Anna and Adam, as they head off on a belated honeymoon to Poland, leaving their baby in the hands of Anna’s parents. Whilst Anna hopes to find out something of her family’s history, Adam is more interested in having a few days alone with his wife. Immersed in a new but strangely familiar culture, they discover a…Find out more »
Stanley Kubrick is widely acknowledged as one of the world's great directors. Yet few critics or scholars have considered how he emerged from a unique and vibrant cultural milieu: the New York Jewish intelligentsia. Nathan Abrams reexamines the director's work in context of his ethnic and cultural origins and focuses on several of Kubrick's key themes-masculinity, ethical responsibility, and the nature of evil.-At the same time, he will explore Kubrick's fraught relationship with his Jewish identity and his reluctance…Find out more »
UK 2003, 106 mins, English Director Paul Morrison In this comedy drama, David Wiseman is mad about cricket but faces two problems: he's Jewish and he's absolutely hopeless at playing the game. When a Jamaican family move next door, the father Dennis schools him in the delicate arts of bat and ball. David's parents come out of their shells thanks to Dennis, while David learns about growing up and becoming assertive both on and off the pitch. ‘The movie presents…Find out more »
In early 2018, composer and film maker Benjamin Till, who had only recently discovered he was Jewish, decided to make the film 100 Faces to find out more about the community he’d been a member of for 43 years without realising. His mission was to find one UK-based Jewish person born every year from 1918 to 2017 and it became a journey which took him all over the world. His final 100 people include Jewish people from all walks of…Find out more »
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