HILLEL Ė UVJC FILM SERIES 2015

 

 

Films are screened at 7pm Wednesdays

Room 13 Carpenter Hall

 

 

21 January:  The Book Thief (2013)

Based on the bestseller of the same title and directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey), the story involves Liesl, an illiterate girl adopted by a German couple in the 1930s.   When Liesl befriends a Jew her adoptive family takes in and hides from Hitlerís army, their relationship creates a shelter from the events unfolding around them.  131 minutes.  Rated PG-13

 

 

28 January:  The Bandís Visit (2007)

A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center.  When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village with no option other than to spend the night with local townspeople.  Set against a breathtaking deseert landscape, this cross-cultural comedy proves that getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself.  87 minutes.  Rated PG-13

 

 

04 February:  A Price Above Rubies  (2011)

Sonia always did exactly what she wanted: she married the right man, moved to the right neighborhood, and had a beautiful baby.  But when she discovers an exciting world beyond her familiar tightly knit communi≠ty, it sparks a growing desire for independence that threatens the security of her perfect life.  With Renee Zellweger, Allen Payne and Juliana Margulies.  113 minutes.  Rated R

 

 

11 February:  The Flat  (2011)

When Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother died at 98, he was charged with cleaning out her Tel Aviv apartment, where he made a shocking discovery. The filmmaker plays detective as he sorts through decades of the Holocaust survivor's letters and photos.  Goldfinger, a documentary filmmaker, chronicled the adventure of an unsettling journey through his familyís history as he visited both Israel and Germany to learn how the truth can be burdensome.  98 minutes.  Not rated.

 

 

18 February:  Keeping Up with the Steins  (2006)

In what ought to be mandatory viewing for anyone who has ever had, hosted, or attended a bar mitzvah in the 20th or 21st century, this coming-of-age comedy received rave reviews and little box-office circulation when first released.   Scott Marshall directed his father Garry Marshall as well as Jeremy Piven, Cheryl Hines, Larry Miller, Daryl Hannah, Adam Goldberg, Jamie Gertz, and Doris Roberts.  A must-see.  89 minutes.  Rated PG-13

 

 

No film 25 February

 

 

 

04 March:  The Other Son (2011)

As he is preparing to join the Israeli Defense Force for his national service, Joseph discovers that he is not his parentsí biological son, and that he had been switched at birth with Yacine, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank.  The revelation turns upside-down the lives of both families and compels them to reassess their identities, their values, and their beliefs.  105 minutes.   Rated PG-13

 

 

11 March:  TBD