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J Flick movie club
June 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Informal screenings of classic films will be shown monthly in the Maxine and Robert Seller Theater. Screenings will take place on the second Monday of the month. Popcorn will be provided. FREE Registration is required at www.jccbuffalo.org.
Monday, April 11
Tokyo Story is a 1953 Japanese drama directed by Yasujirō Ozu starring Chishū Ryū and Chieko Higashiyama about an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children. Upon initial release, it did not immediately gain international recognition and was considered “too Japanese” to be marketable by Japanese film exporters. It was screened in 1957 in London, where it won the inaugural Sutherland Trophy the following year and received praise from U.S. film critics after a 1972 screening in New York City.
Monday, May 9
When Jews Were Funny
Alan Zweig’s 2013 documentary “When Jews Were Funny” surveys the often colorful history of Jewish comedy in America. The documentary is insightful, often hilarious, and packed with one-liners. While taking the viewer on the journey through the history of Jewish comedy, a second journey is taken in the exploration of what it means to be Jewish in America.
Monday, June 13
After his wife passes away, Menashe, a Hasidic clerk living in Brooklyn, is told he must give up custody of his young son. With only one week left together, they form an emotional bond and challenge the parental norms of their traditional community.
Monday, July 11
A working-class football star must hide the fact that he is Jewish from his blue blood classmates at a prestigious New England prep school in the 1950s. Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, and Amy Locane star in this period drama.
Monday, August 8
Avi Nesher’s latest film tells an unexpected coming-of-age story that is both funny and moving. Avi, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for a matchmaker and learns about free love, rock and roll, and the mysteries of the human heart.