Centennial Celebration Film Series 100 Years in Film Presents: “A Stranger Among Us”, Sun., Sep. 24th at 8:00 P.M.
Melanie Griffith portrays an NYPD detective who goes undercover in the Hasidic community to solve a murder in the diamond district in this taut thriller directed by Sidney Lumet (“Dog Day Afternoon,” “Network”.) The film explores themes of whether religious Jews can separate themselves from modern American society and the cultural gap between secular and traditional Jews in the United States. Co-stars include Tracy Pollan (wife of Michael J. Fox) and James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”) in his first credited screen role.
Jewish Film in America (the 1980s): “Crossing Delancey”
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 8:00 pm
Director Joan Micklin Silver (“Hester Street”) returns to the Lower East Side with this delightful romantic comedy starring Amy Irving (“Yentl”). Thirty-something Isabelle (Izzy) Grossman is torn between the Upper West Side intellectual group she longs to be a part of, and Sam, the pickle man, whom her grandmother (played by Yiddish stage star Reizl Bozyk in her only film role) arranges for her to meet through her friend the matchmaker.
The 1990s: “A Stranger Among Us” (Sunday, September 24, 2017)
ANNIE HALL—1970’s Jewish Life in America
The only Woody Allen film (so far) to win the Academy Award for Best Picture (1977), Annie Hall examines the ups and of relationships with a focus on the clash between the modern Jewish-American identity and WASP culture. The film co-stars Paul Simon, Carol Kane and Christopher Walken, with cameo appearances by Jeff Goldblum and Sigourney Weaver before they be-came famous. Annie Hall also won Academy Awards for Best Actress (Diane Keaton), Best Director (Woody Allen) and Best Original Screenplay.
NEXT UP: The 1980s – “Crossing Delancey” – Sunday, August 27, 2017
ADMISSION FREE | PUBLIC INVITED | POPCORN SERVED
Each month we explore a decade of “Jewish Life in America” through film from TBEMC’s beginning to the present day