Film Ticket Price – General Admission $8.00 Student (to 21) or Senior (60+) $6.00
“The Invisibles” Thursday, January 10th at 1:30 and 6:00
In June 1943, Germany infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews.” But at that moment there were still 7,000 Jews living in the Nazi capital: hiding in attics, basements and warehouses, protected by courageous Berliners while desperately trying avoid deportation. Only 1,700 lived in liberation. The Invisible tells the story of four survivors, interweaving their testimony with highly accomplished dramatizations, that bring edge-of-the-seat suspense to their years spent underground. Introduction by Museum’s Director, Deborah Velders.
This incredible film will be shown Thursday, January 10th at 1:30 and 6:00, Mobile Museum of Art – Reception will follow, No Ticket Charge. Call or text Kathy for reservations, Mobile Area Jewish Federation – 490-4872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boys – Sunday, January 13, 2019, 3:00 – Ahavas Chesed Synagogue
“The Boys” is the behind the scenes story of Robert Sherman and Richard Sherman, the astoundingly prolific, Academy Award winning songwriter team that defined family musical entertainment for five decades with songs you know and love. But despite their successful professional relationship, they were estranged throughout most of their lives. Lots of great music and interviews followed by a wine and cheese, dessert reception and a fun Disney singalong.
Heartfelt and charming, THE LAST SUIT exudes a poignant message of the enduring importance of family, friends and honor. An eighty-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor is about to be put into a retirement home by his children. Instead, the sharply-dressed suit maker travels by train across Europe, in search of the man who saved him from certain death at Auschwitz. Undeterred by a series of travel mishaps, along the way, the hard edges of the cantankerous Abraham gradually soften. The Audience Award winner at 8 Jewish Film Festivals! Introduction by Professor David Meola.
“The Cakemaker” captured the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress awards in the Israel Academy awards. Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her Café. Thomas finds himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, and to protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return.
The Band’s Visit – Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:00 pm, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center USA
Humor Me – January 19, 2017, Saturday, 6:30 Springhill Avenue Temple
We begin the evening with delicious deli dinner, optional ($15.00)
The Interpreter – Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:00, USA Campus Fairhope
Followed by a Reception
A Bag of Marbles – Wednesday, January 22, 2019, 7:00 Bernheim Hall
Left to fend for themselves in Nazi-occupied France, two Jewish brothers must rely on their courage and cunning to escape Nazi barbarism and avoid capture, in the lavish, family-friendly adventure A BAG OF MARBLES. In 1941 Paris, with the merciless persecution of Jews underway, young Joseph and Maurice are forced to flee their home and make their way south to the demilitarized zone, their best hope of survival. Aided only by their own ingenuity and the occasional kindness of others, the boys set off on a dangerous mission, overcoming extraordinary odds in hopes of one day reuniting with their family. This suspenseful and heartwarming adaptation of the classic novel is based on a true story, and features stunning scenery, immaculate period detail, and an ensemble of outstanding performance.
Inside the Mossad – Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:00 pm,
Ahavas Chesed Synagogue
Itzhak – Sunday, January 27, 2019, 3:00 pm, Springhill Avenue Temple
Followed by Violin & Piano Mini Concert and Dessert Reception
This enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love. An audience award winner in Atlanta and numerous other cities.