Schedule for Saturday, April 2
- The Princess Bride
- Win Win
- Hidden Children
- Jane Eyre
- Nora's Will
- The Matchmaker
- Mahler on the Couch
- The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground
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The Princess Bride
After a lowly stable boy pledges his love to the beautiful Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright), she is abducted. Can he save her? The star-crossed lovers inhabit a hilarious alternate universe of joyful derring-do, swashbuckling swordfights, corny jokes, and such outrageous perils as the notorious Rodents of Unusual Size. A sweet-natured cult favorite.
Rob Reiner. 1987. 98 m. PG. US.12:00 PM
"This unassuming but quietly winning comedy-drama delivers on the promise of its title." (David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter)
Tom McCarthy (The Visitor, The Station Agent) returns with this new comedic drama, one of the big audience hits of this year's Sundance Film Festival. The film follows Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), an attorney and high school wrestling coach who takes on the guardianship of an elderly client in a last ditch effort to save his legal practice. What appears to be a win-win proposition for him and his client quickly reveals itself to be much more complicated than anticipated, when the client's teenage grandson shows up at his door in need of a guardian himself.
Thomas McCarthy. 2011. 106 m. R. US.12:10 PM 2:35 PM 5:10 PM 7:25 PM 9:45 PM
Hidden Children is an engrossing drama based on the true story of the Finaly brothers, two Jewish boys who survived Nazi-occupied France under the care of a devout Catholic woman. After the war, an aunt in Israel attempted to claim the boys, but their rescuer defiantly took dramatic steps to keep them, which catapulted the Church and international Jewish leaders into a bitter five-year legal, political, and religious battle that made headlines throughout France.
Q&A MARCH 31, 7:30: Dr. Elena Procario-Foley and Rabbi Noam Marans with RECEPTION Dr. Elena Procario-Foley is Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies at Iona College. Rabbi Noam Marans is the AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations. Reception sponsored by the AJC.
Fabrice Genestal . 2009. 90 m. France, French with subtitles. AB International .1:00 PM
Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky), and Dame Judi Dench star in this romantic drama based on Charlotte Brontë's classic novel. A sumptuous production directed by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre), the film follows the orphaned Jane (Wasikowska) who has fled from her position as governess of Thornfield House, an isolated residence owned by Edward Rochester (Fassbender), who is keeping a terrible secret.
Cary Fukunaga. 2011. 115 m. PG-13. UK. Focus Features.2:30 PM 5:05 PM 7:35 PM 10:05 PM
“Quiet, original, irreverent, ironic,” says Roger Ebert about this “disarming, pitch-perfect chamber piece.” This dark comedy comes to us from Mexico, where it was a huge hit and took home seven major awards—and American audiences and critics are loving it, too. It’s the wild tale of a family that must deal with the crazy manipulations of a matriarch who has planned her death at Passover precisely to wreak the most havoc.
Mariana Chenillo . 2008. 90 m. NR. Mexico, Spanish with subtitles. Menemsha Films.3:00 PM
This poignant, ambitious drama set in Haifa in the summer of 1968 is a tender and humorous tale of love and friendship about a matchmaker who specializes in finding romance for the disenfranchised. He and his perceptive teenage assistant both experience the transformation of a nascent Israeli society grappling with assimilation and the upheavals of the 60s. Variety calls it “a memory play gold-dusted with adolescent longing and a strong sense of fable.” Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Avi Nesher. 2010. 118 m. NR. Israel, Hebrew with subtitles. Menemsha Films.5:00 PM
Mahler on the Couch
The smashing opening night film of this year’s New York Jewish Film Festival. When Gustav Mahler discovered that his passionate young wife, Alma, was having an affair, the agonized composer sought treatment from none other than Sigmund Freud. Based on a true story and featuring a sublime Mahler soundtrack, “this delightful, witty, artistically vigorous and occasionally loony fantasia” (Hollywood Reporter) is also a surprisingly insightful look at artistic and personal torment and the nature of genius.
Percy Adlon/Felix Adlon. 2010. 97 m. NR. Germany/Austria, German with subtitles. Studio Canal.7:30 PM
The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground
What do you get when you take a group of gifted, eccentric artists and add the Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, and gospel music? You get the Klezmatics, who Time Out NY says “aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard— on a good night, they rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” A strikingly candid backstage portrait of the New York based Grammy Award–winning band, shot over three years to capture their unending search for accord and recognition.
Erik Greenberg Anjou. 2010. 104 m. NR. US. Seventh Art Releasing.9:40 PM